The Counselors in Training program is new at Camp Thorpe for 2018. CIT’s must be between 17-19 years of age to participate. CIT’s are screened using the same rigorous criteria as our General Staff but are hired under the training program either because they are not at the required minimum age for a Counselor or because they cannot commit to working the full summer at Camp Thorpe.
Counselors in Training will spend time working with general counselors, behavioral management staff, head counselors, program counselors, lifeguards, kitchen staff and even as 1:1 assistants during their summer. In this way, they will develop a unique perspective of camp life and what each position at camp requires in terms of preparation and work.
CIT’s will be in a unique position to apply for a full program, lifeguard or general counseling position the next summer at camp with a summer of training and shadowing under their belts!
Catherine Rooney, Counselor in Training
Cate is from Hanover, NH, and this will be her first summer at Camp Thorpe. She will be graduating from Hanover High School on June 15th, and she will be taking a gap year before attending Bates College as a member of the Class of 2023. She is looking forward to studying Environmental Science at Bates, and rowing for the Bates crew team.
Cate loves to row; she has been rowing on her school and club team, as well as with her dad, for five years. She also loves hiking, singing, and swimming. Cate is very excited to be a Counselor in Training at Camp Thorpe, and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Kady Erwin, Counselor in Training
Kady is a home-schooled senior who is finishing up her junior year in the Emergency Services program at the Central Vermont Career Center. Kady also works at Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier, sings and plays guitar, does gymnastics, and runs on the track team for Williamstown/Northfield. She also loves cows and dogs. Kady is excited to work at camp this summer, because she has worked through her own struggles with dyslexia in school. She plans to go to college to be a nurse.
This is Kady’s first summer at Camp Thorpe, but she is excited to sing camp songs and enjoy everything camp has to offer!
Margo Cahill, Counselor in Training
Margo is a junior at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and just returned from a year abroad in France. This will be her first summer at Camp Thorpe but after a season of community service and working with kids she is excited about camp and to meet new people. She enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and playing with her dogs during her free time. She lives in Vermont and has spent every summer enjoying the mountains and lakes. She is very excited to work at Camp Thorpe and meet all of the staff and campers and to have fun!
Rachel Leete, Counselor in Training
Rachel is a junior at Vergennes Union High school in Vergennes, Vermont. Rachel participates in the school musicals and is on the varsity cheerleading team. She also play trumpet. Rachel has gotten almost all of her experience working with people with special needs by living and working with her younger brother. Her plan is to study special education in college.
This will be Rachel’s second summer at Camp Thorpe; her favorite camp activity is camp dances, and she says she could not be more excited for another great summer!
Sydney White, Counselor in Training
Sydney is currently a high school student in New Hampshire. She grew up in a small town, with a school of only about 1,100 kids. Her dream is to be a Labor and Delivery Nurse, and heading into her senior year of high school she is looking to commit to the Air Force NECP program.
Sydney grew up spending many summer days in the mountains of Vermont enjoying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Lake Champlain! She loves to watch all sports, especially football, and cheer on every New England team. Spending time with family and friends is her favorite pass time, and she enjoys listening to all different kinds of music. This will be her first year at Camp Thorpe, and she is extremely excited for the opportunities the summer will bring!