Knight CIT - Teen Leadership Skills

Teen Leadership Opportunities in Colorado!

The Knight CIT offering at Renaissance Adventures is a unique leadership program where the teens become mentors to a group of younger kids and assistants to our adult counselors. By engaging in one of our exciting programs (such as Adventure Quest), Knight CITs help with activities, challenges, storytelling, plot dynamics, characters, safety, and leadership.  Once teens have attended Knight CIT training, they can register to attend as a CIT during our summer camps and year round holiday camps.

Summer 2020 Update:

Due to changes in program and locations as well as social distancing guidelines, we have made some changes to our CIT program.  We apologize for any disappointment these changes may bring to your teen.

  • Denver Training Cancelled: Due to limited staff resources, we have made the hard decision to cancel Denver CIT training.  We apologize for the disappointment that may arise around this decision. 
  •  Boulder CIT training has been rescheduled:  All CITs are welcome to attend our Boulder CIT training.  Denver families may be able to carpool if they are interested in having their child attend.  See dates in the chart below. 
  • Registration: CITs are encouraged to join the wait list for in-person camp weeks during which they would like to attend as a CIT.  Unfortunately, we cannot have CITs help with our online summer camps.  If and when restrictions are lifted and in-person camps  resume, you will be contacted to see to confirm whether you would still like your child to attend for the weeks that you have put them on the wait list.  There is no deposit required to join the wait list.  Log in to our registration site and click on Summer 2020 programs.  Click on the weeks that you are interested in and then choose wait list for Knight CIT.

Knighthood CIT Details

All would-be and current Knights (including Master and Grandmaster Knights) must attend Knighthood Training, with some exceptions (see “Squires” below). Renaissance Adventures does not offer any other time to become a Knight CIT except during training. However, those that passed Knighthood Training during a previous year may be able to keep their Knighthood rank for the current year without joining training if they have demonstrated adequate scores on their Knight CIT Evaluations. This is not recommended and should only be considered if the teen cannot attend the training.

Training PacketCIT Program - Teen Mentorship

Download our Knight CIT Packet with information about the program, including training details, expectations and tips for how to be a good CIT. It includes a questionnaire for the Knight-to-be to fill out and give back to us.

To Register as a Knight CIT

Enroll online and find “Knighthood Training” during “Week 6 at Central Boulder”   To attend camp as a Knight CIT, the teen must be at least 14 years old, have passed Knighthood Training, and be in good standing.  Once your CIT has attended training, you can log in to your account, choose the week or weeks that you wish to enroll in and then pick Knight CIT as your session option.  A 50% discount will be applied to the usual full session fee for the session you choose.  Master and Grandmaster CITs should contact the office to be enrolled to receive their full discount.


What is a Squire? These are would-be Knights that are not yet full Knights because:
1. They are not yet 14 years old;
2. They did not pass the knighthood test; or
3. They live far from the training location and are unable to attend. In this
case, the teen must have attended camp as a Quester at least twice, and the Quest Leaders must verify
that the teen makes a good candidate. The Squire may undergo a one-week trial period to
prove that they would make a good Knight, after which a decision is made. Note that you
must be 14+ to take advantage of this system and the cost is the same as a Quester.

Please note, Squires act in the same capacity as a Knight CIT even though they have not attended Training or taken the Knighthood Test. A Squire will undergo a one-week trial period to demonstrate that she or he would make a good Knight. At the end of the trial week, the Quest Leader decides whether the Squire can join as a Knight at apprentice rank, needs one more week as a Squire for proper evaluation, or is not yet ready to become a Knight. If a Squire is enrolled for more than one week, future weeks registered as a Knight are dependent upon the Squire trial period.

To Register as a Squire

Please contact the RA office to register as a squire.  A squire will attend a week long camp session, taking one of our 6 camper spots in the group.  As they will be taking a camper spot, there is not a CIT discount for Squires.  Squire tuition is the same as the camper tuition for the session that you choose.

Program Location Dates Time Cost
Knight CIT Training Central Boulder ***Updated date***

Week 6, June 29-July 2, 2020

10 am- 4 pm $192

No charge for Master and GM CITS

Knight CIT All locations most weeks Weekly starting 7/6 for new CITS  &

weekly starting 6/1 for returning staff

Pending in-person camps resuming

Varies based on time of program chosen Varies based on program chosen and CIT rank.

Program Locations

Knighthood Training happens once a year, in early summer at Central Boulder and Denver Waldorf School (Denver training has been cancelled for Summer 2020).

After attending training, Knight CITs can sign up to accompany a group of Questers at these locations:  West Boulder- Eben G Fine, West Boulder- September School, Longmont, Denver Waldorf School and Littleton.

***For the Summer of 2020, returning CITs may sign up to CIT in sessions that occur before the June 29th training week.

Program Details

  • Ages 14 to 17 years old (may train at age 13)

  • Assists Quest Leader in mentoring groups of ~6 questers

  • Opportunities to develop storytelling, acting, and leadership skills

  • Opportunities to create interesting challenges & develop characters

  • Grouped with preferred age of students, when possible

  • For other teen programs, see Friday Game Night. See also options for Alumni

See details & dates of upcoming programs:

Program Calendar

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