Counselors in Training

For  youth entering 9th grade


Updated 10/5/23 - Per the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the California Department of Public Health, all participants of Walden West Outdoor School and Summer Programs are recommended to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

As of September 22, 2023 here are the updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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.

Summer 2024 dates. Links will take you to Ultra Camp to login and register.

Each session is the same with the same information and the same schedule. Limit one session per child per summer.

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 1/19/2024)


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 for being ineligible 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?


What is included in registration?

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

Is there a face mask policy?

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 day camp 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?

I have kids in multiple programs during one week. How does that work with the overnights?