This form is specifically for our Counselor in Training (CIT) Program application. CIT's are responsible for assisting our Summer Camp staff in a multitude of ways, ranging from assisting in crafts and sciences to leading their own demonstrations! They will gain valuable experience in leadership, planning, time management, and core knowledge on the many scientific fields that we explore! CITs that perform well will get first in line consideration for a paid position with our camp program once they graduate!

Applicants must be (at a minimum) high school aged, although special consideration will be taken for those in freshman and sophomore year. Each applicant must also submit a resume and at least one recommendation letter. They must also be willing to commit to AT LEAST half of the Summer Camp season (either first 5 weeks, final 5 weeks, or all 10) and AT LEAST 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. If you have any questions or need to send in any additional info (resume, cover letter, recommendation letters, etc.) feel free to email our Camp Manager at:

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Counselor in Training for the Cox Science Camp Program. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Contact Information

Date of Birth

Skills & Experience

List any relevant experience that you believe would help you excel in this volunteer position.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.

Background Check

Please submit your social security number in the box below, as it is required to process a background check and join the CSCA volunteer program. Your information is privately protected and will only be used to complete a background screening, then promptly deleted. By submitting this application, you understand and agree that all information furnished in this application may be verified by the CSCA and you authorize a background screening.

Short Essay

In 150-200 words, please explain why you would like to volunteer at the Cox Science Center and why you would be a valuable addition to our CIT Program.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Cox Science Center and Aquarium Counselor in Training, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.