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Spend your summer with us having fun... and get paid!

You love the outdoors. You love hiking, boating and campfires.  Plus, your friends say you’re great with kids.  Does this describe you? If so, the perfect job is waiting for you at Girl Scout camp!  We offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else!  If you are looking for a summer of fun, excitement and out of the ordinary experiences,  learn more to see what you could be doing this summer.

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Camp looks a little different this year! Join us for Day Camp 2021!

  • Experience up to 4 camps in 1 summer!  Must be willing to work at various camp locations during the summer. All positions are needed from 6/14/21-8/6/21 with some positions available until 8/20/21.
  • Competitive wages $9.50-$14.00 per hour!
  • All positions are full-time, 40 hours per week.  (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)  
  • Evenings and weekends are your personal free time.  Complimentary (free) housing with a kitchen is available onsite if staff wish to avoid a daily commute.   
  • Training, including CPR/First Aid and job-specific requirements (except lifeguard), provided during orientation.
  • Need an internship? Find out how to earn credit while having the best summer of your life.
When We Need You

Staff must be at camp during hours of operation Monday through Friday.

Evenings and weekends are free time; complimentary housing with kitchens are available to staff wishing to remain at camp and avoid the daily commute.

• 6/9–6/12/21: Administrative & Staff Training

• 6/14–6/18/21: All Staff Training/Orientation

• 6/21–8/6/21: All Positions Needed

• 8/9–8/20/21: Limited Positions Needed

Disclosure:
Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis, GSCCC may need to alter its summer programming and will continue to monitor and communicate any and all information as it becomes available. The Council has the right to make changes as it deems necessary. 

Positions Available

Assistant Camp Director, age 21+ This is the perfect position for a natural born leader! As Assistant Camp Director, you will be responsible to assist in leading a high performing team to carry out the daily operations of camp.  Excellent organizational skills are needed to coordinate efficient check-in and check-out processes and manage camper paperwork including health records.  Multi-tasking and customer service skills are also needed to be able to respond to camper, staff, or parent needs (sometimes all at the same time). Prior camp and supervisory experience is a must.     

Program Coordinator, age 21+ If you are an out of the box thinker and like to find new ways to create fun, this is the role for you!  Show your creativity and share it with others by coordinating fun, themed, engaging camp activities that are administered in compliance with proper safety standards.  Maintain program schedules and inventory of camp supplies to make sure we have fun activities for everyone--even on rainy days.  Leadership skills are needed to supervise specialty counselors. 

Unit Leads, age 18+ (21 preferred) Perfect for the person who likes to keep things organized and on schedule.  Work collaboratively as part of the camp leadership team to help develop daily schedules for campers and unit staff.  Supervise a team of unit counselors to lead campers through their daily schedule.

Aquatics Counselors/Lifeguard, age 18+ Take a counselor, add water, and you have this position!  Stay wet all summer by coordinating and delivering pool and waterfront activities including swimming, boating, and canoeing. You may have to blow the whistle to maintain camper compliance with all safety standards.  We do provide boating certification during orientation but you need to have your lifeguard certification prior to camp.

Adventure Counselors, age 18+ Calling out all thrill seekers!  Help campers experience their adventurous side through challenging activities like hiking, climbing, ropes (low & high), and archery.  Compliance with safety standards and keeping campers safe is a priority so you must be able to be a rule enforcer.  Previous experience instructing youth is a definite plus.

Unit Counselors, age 18+ This is the perfect place to start your summer camp career.  Previous camp experience is a plus but not required.  All that’s needed is a love of the outdoors and a willingness to share that passion with campers.  Get to know campers by name and ensure each camper is provided with a safe and inclusive outdoor experience.

We Offer
  • Learn, play and work in the great outdoors
  • Experience all of our camp locations in one summer
  • Make new friends—even those from other countries
  • Become a girl's hero
  • Earn college credit—check with your advisor to see if you qualify
  • Housing and meals provided
  • Training is provided prior to working with campers
Are you a Good Fit?

You’ll be a great fit to work at camp if you…

Can commit to a schedule and work the entire summer. We count on you to be at camp from the start to the end of the summer. Days off may be spent in or out of camp. Many staff members plan outings or activities together on their day off. Camp staff members enjoy up to two hours off every day, which is spent in camp, and one day off each week. Most days start early and end late, so natural energy and enthusiasm will go a long way!

Attend training before camp. Depending on your position, you will arrive in June to attend training on topics such as safety, homesickness, girl advocacy, risk management, and more. You’ll also have site-specific training to prepare for the arrival of campers and activities offered at camp.

Are friendly and calm, especially under pressure. We expect camp staff to have a friendly attitude toward girls, parents, and other staff by smiling and greeting everyone you meet, getting to know others, and welcoming all girls who are attending camp to ensure they feel a sense of belonging. Girls will look up to you and see you as a role model.

Are a team player. You will be living in tight spaces and working with the same people all summer. Sometimes you may be tired or under stress, but your co-workers and your campers will count on you to be there for them 100% of the time. At camp, staff always need to see the cup as half full and not let a bad day affect those around you.

Love working outdoors. We have modern amenities, however, you will be regularly exposed to natural allergens, insects, animals, weather, etc.

Are good at switching gears. All staff need to be ready and eager to help with all areas of camp at any time! Poor weather might change your entire day of plans, and you’ll need to adjust with a smile.

Are willing to learn new things. Parents look to us to be camp experts! You’ll need to learn about leading groups of girls and keeping them safe and happy.

Are willing to follow a dress code. We get it, it’s camp, but staff still need to look neat and professional at all times. This is not always easy when doing your laundry seems like it takes hours and the space to store your clothing is very limited.

Are willing to disconnect from technology. Each Girl Scout Camp has access to the Internet for staff members, but time is very limited. Phone use is for emergencies only. Staff may bring their own cell phones, but use is limited to when staff members are on their time off, only. All staff are asked not to have their cell phones in front of campers at anytime.

Pay attention to the little things. It doesn’t take much to make a BIG difference at camp—a warm smile, a chat with someone sitting alone, a second to pick up litter. These acts create the positive and inviting culture and environment we strive to offer all campers.

Live by Girl Scout Promise, Law, and mission at camp. The Girl Scout Promise and Law are the ways Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another, other people, and the world. Camp staff will need to become Girl Scout members and therefore abide by the Promise and Law.

 

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Questions?
Contact the Human Resources department via:

 

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Phone:
757-548-4743

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Fax:
757-547-1872

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Mail:
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Attn: Human Resources