Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

Department Resources

RecPAC Counselor in Training (C.I.T.)

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CIT Campers having fun at Rec-PACLooking for a great summer experience working with children? The Rec-PAC CIT program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for young children.

Rec-PAC is a structured recreation program with emphasis on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.

Counselors-in-Training work as part of a staff team to facilitate activities for children. During the summer, students will be assigned to a site and work daily from 8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Through this summer position, CIT's:

gain valuable work experience
develop new skills
practice leadership
explore future career possibilities
work as a team with college-age staff
have fun helping kids


CIT's must be at least 14 years old to work. Many CIT's return year after year, eventually accepting paid Rec-PAC positions when they turn 18 years of age.

Frequently Asked Questions about the CIT Program

To become a C.I.T. here is what you need to do:CIT's having fun helping campers

  • Complete, sign and return the C.I.T. Registration Form and the Counselor-in-Training Agreement by the deadline via mail or fax.
  • Include the appropriate registration fee
  • Attend the C.I.T orientation
  • See the registration form for fee. Payment can be made by Check payable to FCPA or VISA or MasterCard.
  • CONTACT US: To speak to a staff person 8:30AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday: 703-324-5514 (May - August) Fax: 703-653-9440

    Applicants are placed in order of the date application is received. Select your first choice for a site from the list of schools and centers. Returning CIT's have first choice of sites, ​and while we try to honor site requests, it is not always possible to give everyone their first choice.

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