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.

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 2 at Central Boulder” or “Week 3 at Denver Waldorf.”  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.

Squires

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 Week 2, June 1-5, 2020 10 am- 4 pm $240

No charge for Master and GM CITS

Knight CIT Training Denver Waldorf Week 3, June 8-12, 2020 10 am- 4 pm $240

No charge for Master and GM CITS

Knight CIT All locations most weeks Weekly starting June 8th in Boulder

Weekly starting June 15 in Denver

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.

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, South Boulder, Longmont, Mackintosh Academy for PlayQuest, Denver Waldorf and Littleton.   Master and Grandmaster CITs are welcome to CIT at the overnight by invitation only.

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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Renaissance Adventures has been a replacement for the Boy Scouts for us. A counterpoint to our hi-tech environment. It is a way for our son to learn teamwork and outdoorsman skills in an imaginative, enchanting way. It’s like having a nintendo adventure game experience offscreen in real time! Thanks for providing this fine opportunity.
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