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 the mentor to a group of younger kids and assistant 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.

To be a Knight CIT, the teen must be at least 14 years old, have passed Knighthood Training, and be in good standing.

Knighthood Training Details

  • 2019 Dates: For Boulder: Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7.  For Denver: Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14.
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Location: Meet near the main entrance of the Boulder Public Library (Arapahoe side) or at Denver Waldorf School.
  • Price: $200. All Knight CITs must own an Adventure Quest Game Book (available for purchase through the registration page).
  • Register: Enroll online and find “Knighthood Training” during “Week 2 at Central Boulder” or “Week 3 at Denver Waldorf.”

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.


Teens that do not pass the Knighthood Test, who are not yet 14, and/or who are unable to attend Knighthood Training may request to be a Squire. Being a Squire is not an official program – it requires special registration by contacting the RA office. Squires act in the same capacity as a Knight even though they have not attended Training or taken the Knighthood Test. In order to request the title of Squire, the participant must qualify through one of these three options:

  • A Knight CIT Trainer must determine that the teen demonstrates Knight-like abilities during a week or two of actual programs, and/or
  • The Squire lives over 20 miles from the training location. In this case, the teen must have been 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 at the price of a Quester to demonstrate that he or she 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.

Program Locations

Knighthood Training happens once a year, in early summer at Central Boulder.

After attending training, Knight CITs can sign up to accompany a group of Questers at these locations:

Program Details

  • Ages 14 to 18 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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