Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program


The CIT Program has always been an important part of our summer camp, as it provides our experienced lesson students with a chance to build leadership skills while supporting campers.

The CIT Program emphasizes modeling and explaining safe horsemanship, working as a team, and building positive relationships with other students. These valuable skills will help our CITs during the summer and throughout their entire lives.

The program consists of 20 hours of training before camp starts, shadowing during Winter Camp, and volunteering during Summer Camp and/or Foundations Classes.

Pre-Camp Training

January 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

January 20 | 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

January 27 | 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

March 9 | 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

March 16 | 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

March 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May 26 | 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

May 26 | 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Winter Camp Shadowing

New CITs will be required to shadow for three days of camp.

February 3 | 9:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

February 10 | 9:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

February 17 | 9:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

February 24 | 9:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

March 2 | 9:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

Diettrich Farm Community

"My 7 year old son Klyde was very excited to go and sad when it ended a week later. Very good place to send your child."

Clyde Prince

"The Diettrich Farm is so much more than horsemanship but uses that as its platform to connect humans and animals (horses, frogs, chickens, dogs, cats, birds and more!). During her time at the Farm, our daughter became more confident, self-aware and independent, deepened her appreciation of nature, and developed new friendships from all over the country that endure."

Cindy Dooley

"It's really an amazing place to be. You can tell Lynn really loves what she does and she loves to share the wonderful world that is horses with her visitors. I highly recommend! Also, there is a BnB on the premises. It's so immaculate &charming. I can't rave enough!"

Ruby Rorschach

"There are so many great things I can say about Diettrich Farm. Such a beautiful place. LYNN IS THE OWNER, such a wonderful woman. Such a tranquil escape. The houses, trees, the whole package. I will for sure return."

Tina Norris

"In the summer of 2020 I signed my daughter up for a week of camp. With COVID & lock down I was witnessing her spark diminish & her spirit start to crack. The first day of camp was literally a saving grace for her, each day I picked her up she didn’t even want to leave. She had so much to share about her activities & what she learned. I felt like she really had a connection to this & we signed her up for weekly lessons."

Brittany Peterson

"Our family of 5 (9, 7 and 5) had an amazing experience at Lynn’s farm. My children enjoyed helping and learned so much during their lessons with Lynn. She is so patient with a loving firmness that the kids responded so well to. We felt like family after our short stay!"

Lindsay Whited

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