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Get paid to have the best summer ever - Apply to work at Girl Scout Camp!

Working at camp is a real job! When you're a summer camp counselor, you help our G. I. R. L.s develop skills that help them push their limits, work as a team, think outside the box, and achieve their goals, all while you gain invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else!

Regardless of the career you hope to have in the future, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability right now. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills, and college credit can sometimes be obtained from working at camp. 

 

What will I gain by working at camp?

Leadership

Leadership is learned in a real-life context! You'll likely be supervising between 6-15 Girl Scouts, engaging in decision-making, behavior management, and living ethics - all necessary leadership skills for today!

21st Century Skills

Skills like communication, teamwork, critical thinking, crativity, and self-confidence, critical for success in today's world, are developed and practiced at camp! They are skills and traits that can draw employers' attention to your resume. 

Networking Opportunitites

Networking opportunities with other staff and connections to camp alumni can provide a link to possible internships or future job opportunities in a variety of careers. 

Diverse & Global Experience

Camp often provides a global experience without the expense of long-distance travel; it is not uncommon for campers and staff to be from a variety of places and cultural perspectives from around the US and world. 

Professional Development

Ongoing professional development sets you up to learn about your job while building a strong team with the people you will be woking with and offers support throughout the summer. 

Training & Certifications

You get to keep any additional training you acquire (like CPR, First Aid, and activity specialist certifications) that may also help you land a job at home or school working in a wide range of settings. 

College Credit or Internship

You may be eligible for college credit in some cases, or be able to use camp as an independent study, practicum, or internship experience - ask your advisor or talk to a professor at your school about how the skills you will learn directly relate to your major and will make you a stronger job candidate.

Room & Board

While working at our resident camps, room and board is provided, meaning that housing, meals, laundry, utilities, and other living expenses are covered. That leave more money in your pocket at the end of camp season when returning to school, or looking for a job!

Paycheck

You'll be paid a base salary with add-ons for experience, certifications, leadership roles, extra duties, etc., and may include a bonus for completing your contract. Spending the summer at camp is a great way to save most of your earnings!

Now Hiring:

Counselors / Riding Instructors

Counselors are the primary caregivers and source of enthusiasm for each camper.  The counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out programs and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills, while being a positive role model.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to interact and relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in assigned program areas.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

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Jr. Counselors / Asst. Riding Instructors

Junior counselors/assistant riding instructors assist Counselors and Riding Instructors in the planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Completion of the GSWCF Teen Leadership Program (CIT) desired.
  • Proven ability to interact positively with all age and ability levels.
  • Must be or willing to become certified in First Aid/CPR.

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Girl Program Coordinator

The Girl Program Coordinator supports the day to day operation of summer camp program through the planning and delivery of program activities and events.  They ensure activities are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  And also assist in the management of activities, schedule, and with the morale of campers and staff as directed by the camp director.

Qualifications:

  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population desired.
  • Current instructional certification in program or related experience.
  • Training and/or experience in teaching program to adults and children desired.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.

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Cook / Kitchen Asst.

As a Camp Cook or Kitchen Assistant, you'll collaborate with the Food Service Manager to provide nutritious, well-prepared meals, which are served to all campers, staff, and guests. Must be 16 years of age or older to qualify for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in institutional or food service setting.
  • Desire to work in the food service area.
  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving, storage of food, and kitchen procedures.
  • Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices is essential.
  • Knowledge of and experience in preparation of special dietary foods.
  • Knowledge of food service sanitation.

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