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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, check out our camps to see what you could be doing this summer.

Bonus, Bonus, BONUS!

Work at our camp and earn a minimum extra $500—and maybe more!

Returning Staff Sign-on $500
New Staff Sign-on $250
End of Camp / Retention $250/$150
Referrals (unlimited) $100/each
  • All camp staff must be fully vaccinated.
  • Experience 4 camps in 1 summer! Must be willing to work at various camp locations.
  • Choose from resident camp (overnight) or day camp positions.
  • All required training (other than lifeguard) is provided at no cost. Every staff member must participate in a 1-week orientation. Additional training days may be needed for your position.
  • Need an internship? Find out how to earn credit while having the best summer of your life.
  • To know if this job is right for you, click on the title in the "Positions Available" drop-downs below and view the detailed job description.
When We Need You

Staff must remain at camp during operation Sunday through Friday. Staff will have free time Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and may leave property or stay on-site.

  • 6/8–6/12: Administrative & Management Staff Training
  • 6/13–6/17: All Staff Training/Orientation
  • 6/19-7/8: Camp Darden Resident Camp (Franklin. VA)
  • 7/10-7/29: Camp Skimino Resident & Day Camp (Williamsburg, VA)
  • 8/1-8/19: Camp Outback (Chesapeake, VA) and Camp Apasus (Norfolk, VA) Day Camp

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 - Resident Camp

Housing, meals, and FUN are provided at all camps! Plus the occasional Girl Scout cookie and s’more!

Assistant Camp Director, age 21+*
Weekly Salary Range: $420-$500
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+*
Weekly Salary Range: $380-$460
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 and travel unit.

Health Coordinator/Nurse, age 21+*
Weekly Salary Range: $380-$460
Calling for a health coordinator, stat! This caregiver will oversee the wellness and safety of campers and staff. You will manage health center operations and maintain all medical records/documents. You will stay busy rendering first aid and dispensing medication to campers. RN, LPN, EMT or Wilderness First Aid certification holders are preferred.

Food Service Coordinator/Cook, age 18+ (21+ preferred)
Weekly Salary Range: $380-$500
If you enjoy cooking, you will love seeing the smiles after filling the bellies of our hungry campers. All camps include a commercial grade kitchen just looking for the perfect chef who loves cooking for a large crowd. Oversee all food service operations including the planning, preparing and cooking of all meals. Share your skills by leading your team of kitchen staff to insure everything meets nutritional and health code standards. Food Handler certification required. Food Manager certification preferred.

CIT Coordinator, age 18+ (21+ preferred)
Weekly Salary Range: $340-$420
Are you a natural-born leader who wants to share your skills with the next generation? In this role, you will lead a special unit of older campers participating in the three-part GSCCC leadership program: outdoor leaders, CIT (Counselor-in-training) I and CIT II. Coordinate activities and teach skills to prepare to build leaders and the next generation of camp staff. Patience and the ability to effectively lead and communicate with young adults is a must.

Travel Unit Lead, age 21+*
Weekly Salary Range: $340-$380
Have a new adventure every day. Lead a unit of traveling campers as they enjoy adventures outside of camp property. Drive the magic Girl Scout bus to incredible locations and ensure campers have a great and safe time. A good driving record is a must for this position.

Unit Leads, age 18+ (21 preferred)
Weekly Salary Range: $340-$380
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/Lifeguards, age 18+
Weekly Salary Range: $320-$340
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, sailing, 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+
Weekly Salary Range: $320-$340
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+
Weekly Salary Range: $320-$340
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.

Kitchen Assistants, age 18+
Weekly Salary Range: $300-$320
This is one of the best positions at camp because you get to work in air conditioning all day. Join us as a sous chef and assist with meal preparation and kitchen clean up. Fill in for general counselors when needed. You will need to complete a Food Handlers certification for this position.

*Must be an approved camp driver, having held a valid U.S. driver’s license for at least 5 years.

Positions Available - Day Camp

Day Camp Counselors, age 18+
Salary: $11.00/hour
Get the perfect camp experience during the day. Deliver program experiences for day campers only. You are free to leave camp in the evenings. Position requires 40 hours per week between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday.

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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Contact the Human Resources department via:







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