Camp Staff General Information

CGCwallDo what you love. Love what you do!
Why work at Girl Scout camp? It’s an opportunity of a lifetime!

You love the outdoors. You love hiking and boating and going camping. And, your good friends say you’re great with kids. Does this describe you or someone you know?

If you relate to this, then there’s the perfect place waiting for you: Girl Scout camp!

Imagine a job where almost anything is possible:

  • Live, play and work in the great outdoors
  • Go on active adventures
  • Make new friends from all over – even from other countries
  • Bank more money than you think, with few expenses
  • Become a girl’s hero
  • Learn valuable leadership skills

Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. 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. College credit can sometimes be obtained from working at camp. Check with your college advisor to see if you qualify.

Staff Benefits

Room and board are provided

Training is provided prior to working with campers and participants

Work in a supportive environment

Develop team skills and experience – critical to most jobs today

Fun, meaningful work outdoors

Trainings offered: life guarding, small craft safety, archery, etc.

Essential Functions

Ability to communicate with staff and campers in safety regulations and emergency procedures

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to activities

Ability to communicate and work with various campers’ age and skill levels and provide necessary instruction

Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, apply behavior management techniques

Physical ability to respond to situations required first aid

Cognitive and communication ability to plan and conduct the activities to achieve camper development objectives

Qualifications

Enjoy working with young people and understand their needs, abilities and interests

Take pleasure in camping and living in a rustic outdoor setting

Believe in the purpose and value of Girl Scouting

Accept all people and be able to live and work with girls and adults regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability

Possess integrity, sound judgment and the ability to make decisions and act wisely in an emergency

Must earn First Aid/CPR certification before the first day of work

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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont ~ 800-672-2148 ~ outdoorcamping@girlscoutsp2p.org

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