Camp Staff Positions

KPCcakebossNo Girl Scout experience is necessary to work as a camp staff member. Salary is determined on experience and skills. Food, lodging, insurance and pre-camp training is provided.

Pre-camp training helps staff learn and review camping skills, become familiar with the area and develop a working rapport with fellow staff. All staff members should have a sincere interest and dedication to helping girls enjoy simple outdoor living, the ability to work with people of all backgrounds and love for the outdoors. Please note that positions available vary from camp to camp based on the current summer’s staffing needs.

 

 

Ages 16+ 

Unit Assistant (16-17) $110-130 per week (CGC/CP/KPC)
Teach and guide campers in program areas and decision-making. Be a positive role model for young girls and put their needs first. Has graduated through the Peaks to Piedmont Counselor in Training program and is currently in the final stages of the training program.

 

Junior Program Staff (16-17) $110-130 per week (CGC/CP/KPC)
Teach and guide campers the chosen area. Has high levels of safety awareness and respect for the program rules. Has graduated through the Peaks to Piedmont Counselor in Training program and is currently in the final stages of the training program.

 

Photo Journalist (16+) $110-255 per week (CGC/CP/KPC)
Primary duties include documenting campers’ activities through photos and updating the website daily to keep parents informed about camp fun, along with helping with the supervision and care of campers when needed. Occasional office duties may be required.

 

Kitchen Aide (16+) $150-250 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Main responsibilities include dishwashing, general clean-up, sweeping, mopping, bathroom clean-up, trash removal and food prep.

Ages 18+ 

Assistant Cook (18+) $250-400 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Ability to assist with preparing and cleaning up for large groups (150-250 campers and staff) meal service. Some cleaning and food prep responsibilities

 

Riding Instructor (18+) $200-300 per week (CP/KPC)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers and horses along with facilitating ground and mounted riding lessons

 

Unit Leader (18+) $200-300 per week (CP/KPC)
Responsible for supervising unit staff, guiding and leading the staff in the care of the campers, facilitating activities and completing the necessary weekly paperwork. This position could require you to assist in supervising campers on off-site trips.

 

Unit Counselor (18+) $185-255 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Teach and guide campers in program areas and decision-making. Be a positive role model for young girls and put their needs first. This position could require you to assist in supervising campers on off-site trips.

 

Unit Counselor/Lifeguard (18+) $185-255 per week (CP/CGC)
Teach and guide campers in program areas and decision-making. Be a positive role model for young girls and put their needs first.

 

Adventure Specialist (18+) $185-255 per week (CGC/KPC)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers. Primarily facilitating high adventure activities such as the climbing wall, alpine tower, cooperation course and archery.

 

Arts and Crafts Specialist (18+) $185-255 per week (CP/KPC)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers along with facilitating arts and crafts and creating unique crafting ideas

 

Waterfront Specialist (18+) $185-255 per week (CGC/CP/KPC)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers along with facilitating all activities in the pool or lake. Must be a lifeguard.

 

Nature Specialist (18+) $185-255 per week (CP/KPC)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers along with facilitating educational and entertaining activities centered on nature

 

Ages 21+ 

Assistant Camp Director (21+) $300-450 per week (CP/CGC)
Responsibilities include supervising all camp staff and facilitating camp activities as needed. Responsibilities also include managing the camp store, the online registration system, the online paperwork system and council required camp reports. Must be an approved camp driver (having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years) and is responsible for other administrative duties

 

Program Director (21+) $250-450 per week (CP/CGC)
Responsibilities include supervising program areas and plan, set-up and facilitate camp-wide events, while working with the Special Program Director. Preferred to be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

 

Unit Director (21+) $275-400 per week (CGC/CP/KPC)
Responsibilities include supervising all unit staff (including scheduling), coordinating supplies and resources for unit programs. Preferred to be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

 

Special Activities Director (21+) $250-400 per week (CP/KPC)
Primary responsibilities include coordinating, planning and facilitating camp-wide events, special programs. Preferred to be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.
Keyauwee Program Center: Responsibilities include the above as well as supervising nature specialist, arts and crafts specialist and photojournalist

 

Day Camp and Weekend Director (21+) $275-400 per week (KPC)
Primary responsibilities include coordinating and supervising all day camp activities, including staffing, activities and transportation. Weekend events coordination is also a responsibility; developing strong programming, high quality staffing, and ensuring the events run smoothly. Preferred to be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

 

Adventure Director (21+) $275-450 per week (CGC/KPC)
Plan and lead offsite trip experiences. Experience leading and running high adventure activities along with holding an ARC Lifeguard Certification and ARC waterfront and pool modules. Lead waterfront and adventure staff along with plan schedules and oversee maintenance of program areas. Preferable for candidate to hold the WFR certification. Must be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

 

Waterfront Director (21+) $250-350 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Current Water Safety Instructor or ARC Lifeguard Certification or equivalent, and ARC waterfront and pool modules. Will supervise all pool and waterfront activities and staff.

 

Food Service Manager (21+) $325-500 (CP/CGC/KPC)
Ability to organize, plan menus, order food, prepare food and supervise staff for an institutional kitchen. Direct food service operation for daily meals for 150-250 people. Supervise other kitchen staff, control food supply and maintain health code standards.

 

Health Supervisor (21+) $250-500 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Responsible for the health and safety of campers and staff, along with maintaining operations in the infirmary. Prefer registered nurse, EMT or LPN and have Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

 

Riding Director (21+) $250-400 per week (CP)
Responsible for helping with the supervision and care of campers and horses, and supervising barn staff along with facilitating ground and mounted riding lessons

 

CIT Director (21+) $200-350 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Responsible for training CITs to become staff, supervising unit staff, guiding and leading the staff in the care of the campers, facilitating activities and completing the necessary weekly paperwork. Preferred to be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

 

Trip Leader (21+) $225-350 per week (CP/CGC/KPC)
Responsible for supervising unit staff, guiding and leading the staff in the care of the campers, facilitating activities and completing the necessary weekly paperwork. This position could require you to assist in supervising campers on off-site trips. Preferable for candidate to hold the WFA certification. Must be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. license for at least 5 years.

Job Requirements

 Requirements

  • Be a currently registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA or willing to become a member.
  • Believe in the mission of the Girl Scout movement.
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability, patience, sense of humor, and enthusiasm.
  • Be willing to live in staff tent or cabin near campers.
  • Have good time management, organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision and relate to one’s peer group.
  • Hold current certification in standard First Aid and CPR (unless employed in the kitchen).

Physical Requirements

  • Any physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this would cause an undue hardship to the Council.
  • Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching
  • Moderate lifting (up to 30 pounds).
  • Walking on uneven terrain, up and down hills for distances up to ½ mile.
  • Endurance to meet emergency needs.
  • Ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours (for counselor/program staff).
  • Ability to tolerate daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.

 

CP – Camp Pisgah, in Brevard, NC (near Asheville)
CGC – Ginger Cascades Adventure Base Camp, in Lenoir, NC (near Hickory)
KPC – Keyauwee Program Center, in Sophia NC (near Greensboro)