Counselor in Training Program

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a CIT in 2019! Applications are now close for the year. A new CIT application process will open up in February or March of 2020. For questions, email


What is the CIT Program?

The City of Boulder’s Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) has supported Mountain Flower Goat Dairy with grants to offer Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities for middle school students in the summer. Our end goal with the Middle School CIT program is to:

Goal 1: Increase the number of safe, structured, and fun places for middle school students to spend time and feel productive.

Goal 2: Promote the development and demonstration of small business process, urban sustainability, and agricultural practice.

Goal 3: Provide access to project based learning focused on animal husbandry, agricultural practice, and positive youth development.

Our CIT program is offered to middle school students in the summer where they assist staff with summer camps, take care of the goats, and more! Mountain Flower Goat Dairy partners with the North Boulder Recreation Center and Growing Gardens to put on 9 week-long summer camps for children aged 6-11.

During the Mountain Flower portion of the summer camp CITs assist with in teaching the following (and more!):

  • cit-photo-2Animal husbandry (goat chores and animal care)
  • Goat anatomy and habits
  • Dairy production (how to milk a goat and how to make goat cheese)
  • Natural history and the natural environment
  • Land conservation and sustainable practices of rotational grazing and rotational composting
  • The life cycle of goats and mammals
  • Farm and goat focused arts and crafts

The Goats and Gardens camp received the State Columbine award for summer camp programming in 2014.

Interested in becoming a CIT? Email

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