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
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.