Counselors in Training

For  youth entering 9th grade

Summer 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN!

Per the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the California Department of Public Health, all participants of the Walden West Summer Programs are recommended to be fully vaccinated for for COVID-19. This includes a booster for those aged 12 and older, if eligible. Details from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Walden West staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted if eligible.

Counselors in Training (CITs) is an immersive and engaging experience for incoming 9th graders that prepares them for leadership roles as camp counselors. 

CITs learn how to administer games and activities, and ensure the well being and safety of all participants through focused play, discussion, and reflection. 

As they play, CITs practice applying the skills each game teaches to positive interactions with Walden West campers and each other.

Since CITs participate and interact with the Summer Day Camp, they are invited to the Thursday night BBQ and campfire. CITs may also opt to stay for the night hike and spend the night under the stars. The CITs Thursday BBQ dinner and Friday breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Counselor in Training Weeks (click links to go to registration):

Each session is the same. Registration will be limited to one week per participant.

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 2/8/23)


Do I need to make a new account if my kids attended last summer?

I am a new user to Ultra Camp. How do I create an account and profile for my child?

How do I register my child for a session? (after creating an account and your child's profile)

What if I forgot my username and password?

What paperwork do I need to complete?

What happens when it says the person is too old for the session?

Why can’t I see the right session to Register for?

Why is a session ineligible?

Why is the reason not displaying?

Is there a deposit or payment plan?

What if I didn’t receive my confirmation email after check-out?

Is there a cancellation policy?

Are there scholarships available? - Updated 2/7/23

Can I register my child for more than one week?

Last year we had to pay for ice cream and I don't see that option. What happened to ice cream?


Who needs to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Walden West?

Is there a face mask policy?

Is there anything for kindergarteners or 1st graders?

Is there anything for teenagers?

Is there anything for families?

Will my kids be in the same day camp group with their friends?

How do you divide the campers into groups?

Can both of my kids be in the same group even though they are in different grade levels?

Who uses the ropes course and climbing wall?

Is there a bus?

Is there an early drop-off or late pick-up?

Will there be a Thursday evening BBQ, campfire, and overnight?