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Outdoor Girl Leadership Programs

Counselor-in-Training & Teen Outdoor Leadership Program

Are you interested in taking your leadership to the next level at camp? The Outdoor Experience Team is very excited to announce the launch of our new Teen Outdoor Leadership Program (TOLP)!

TOLP will expand our existing Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program from a summer camp experience to a year-round leadership development program. During the summer CIT sessions, girls will spend two weeks at camp training and developing their leadership skills to prepare them to work as a summer camp staff member in the future. In addition to the summer CIT program, TOLP will offer a Teen Outdoor Leadership Summit in the spring, a Teen Outdoor Leadership Conference in the fall and virtual monthly meetings to keep program members engaged and learning throughout the year! For more information, check out the FAQ's here. Please note that TOLP/CIT 1 is open to rising Juniors in high school and TOLP/CIT 2 is open to rising Seniors in high school.



Applications for TOLP are open now through Tuesday, February 28. You can access the TOLP/CIT 1 application here and the TOLP/CIT 2 application  here . Applications will be reviewed in January and February and applicants will be contacted about their status in early March.


Riding Instructor-in-Training

Volunteers are an integral piece to the Circle C Equestrian Center. Our most popular volunteer program is our Riding Instructor-in-Training program (also known as RIIT program) for girls 13 years and older. Adults with or without a horse background are also welcome to join the training program.

As a Riding Instructor-in-Training, you will learn how to teach others about horses, as well as how to teach about grooming, leading, riding and caring for horses. In return for your help at the barn, you will have the opportunity to ride, broaden your knowledge of horses and meet friends that share a love for horses too!


Being a Riding Instructor-in-Training can be hard work. Volunteers generally help with weekend riding programs. Some of their tasks include: feeding, cleaning stalls, grooming horses, tacking, leading horses on trail rides and assisting in teaching ground and mounted lessons. Volunteers can work as little or as much as they would like. Assistance is usually needed Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the school year. 

For more information about this program, e-mail circlec@girlscoutsp2p.org.