The Apprentice Program for 12-17 year olds runs for minimum 2-week sessions. Apprentices will be mentored by our Staff and transported in Mountain Kids vehicles to all of our locations. Successful applicants for this program: • Are 12 years and older • Are interested in, or enjoy working with children • Love being outdoors • Are willing to take on some responsibility and take initiative • Have a desire to learn, and have fun! Each C.I.T. will •Receive individualized training from an assigned MK staff member to learn many aspects of being a counselor including wilderness skills, leadership techniques, and communication skills. • Be exposed to many different games and get practical experience and training in how to facilitate them. These games will be drawn from a variety of sources. • Be trained in Mountain Kids philosophy, drawn from the teachings of renowned nature educator Joseph Cornell and the Wilderness Awareness School. •Work with the younger Mountain Kids to apply their skills • Deepen their sense of place and belonging in nature. • Have fun! The Apprentice Program includes individualized staff training time, transportation, a Mountain Kids T-shirt, and priceless experience and fun! The cost is $225/week.