Camp Staff General Information
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.
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.
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.
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
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