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Summer Camp Jobs

While there are plenty of jobs out there for college students, take it from us, firsthand, there is no job better than working at camp!

No matter where you’re from or what your ability level, if you love kids and enjoy the outdoors, there are any number of summer camp positions for which you may be qualified.

What do we look for in our staff? Girl Scouts of Gateway Council looks for staff who are friendly and concerned, reliable and responsible, creative and patient, supportive and respectful, dedicated and committed, understanding and caring, fun and upbeat, and generous. GSGC’s staff must have initiative and enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude, maturity, sensitivity, and above all put safety first.

Camp season runs June 4 to August 3, 2018. We offer a variety of camps from traditional resident camp, plus day, sampler and STEM camps. Please take a moment to look over our sessions and dates before applying.

Available jobs

Assistant Camp Director

The assistant camp director:

  • Is at least 21 years old.
  • Has worked at a camp for at least two seasons.
  • Has specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: cabin and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • Holds integrity, patience, adaptability, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth. 
  • Has a current First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding. (strongly preferred)
General Counselor
  • A counselor position is only open for those who have graduated from high school (as of June 2018) and will be at least 18 years of age by the time camp begins.
  • Counselors move through the camp day along with their cabin group and enjoy the same activities as the campers.
  • They provide individualized support to the campers in their care and help those children develop healthy social skills.
  • Counselors' enthusiasm for being at camp and knack for creating special moments for their cabin make camp the memorable experience it is.
  • A general counselor, is the primary staff member for a certain cabin of campers.
Junior Counselor
  • A counselor position is only open for those who will be seniors in high school (fall 2018).
  • A counselor is expected to be counselor in the bunk and might also help out in a specialty area as needed.
  • Counselors move through the camp day along with their cabin group and enjoy the same activities as the campers.
  • They provide individualized support to the campers in their care and help those children develop healthy social skills.
  • Counselors enthusiasm for being at camp and knack for creating special moments for their cabin make camp the memorable experience it is.
Nurse
  • Nurses, APRNs, or EMTs may apply for this position.
  • This is not necessarily a full summer commitment.
  • Schedule and timing will be discussed with the camp director.
Kitchen Manager
  • Oversee the planning, preparation, and service of meals, snacks, and food needed for programs.
  • Oversee the inventory and ordering of food, equipment, and supplies.
  • Create menu for each session.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have current Florida Food Handler’s Certification or equivalent education (such as ServeSafe).
  • Must have t least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Preferred to have First Aid/CPR certification.
Kitchen Staff
  • Capable of food prep, pot washing and general maintenance around a kitchen. 
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
Waterfront Director
  • Have a current Waterfront Lifeguarding certification with corresponding certifications in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.
  • Preferred to have a current Waterfront Lifeguarding Instructor certification.
  • Have experience lifeguarding in non-pool locations, particularly lakes.
  • Have leadership/managerial experience.
  • Be at least 21 years old.

    

Every staff member understands that use or possession of drugs is illegal and assures that he/she does not at this time, and will not at any time during the camp season, sell, possess, or use marijuana, narcotics, hard drugs or hchewing or smoking of tobacco anywhere on camp grounds. It is further understood that there is to be no consumption of alcoholic beverages on the campus and the staff member is not to enter the campus under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any of these conditions will be grounds for dismissal.

Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts: Looking for a fun summer job? Check out our Counselor-in-Training program!