For Summer Resident Camp
Interested in making a difference in girls’ lives this summer? Join the Camp Kateri staff for a summer of fun, friendship, and growth!
Dear Camp Kateri Applicant,
Thank you so much for your interest in joining us for a fantastic, fun-filled summer! Girl Scouts of Gateway Council’s Camp Kateri has provided over 25 years of outstanding summer programs. To continue this tradition, Kateri needs enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to helping campers gain courage, confidence, and character.
Camp Kateri is located in Orange Springs, Florida, about 45 minutes from Gainesville, 1.5 hours from Jacksonville, and 2 hours from Orlando. Staff attend a week of orientation and training before campers arrive. Over the next six weeks, 600 campers (ages 6-17) will play on the 550-acre property and swim in the two lakes. Girls participate in activities such as canoeing, archery, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, outdoor cooking, sailing, trips, and crafts! To run such diverse programs, we seek enthusiastic young adults who have a passion for working with children, enjoy the outdoors, and—most importantly—have a positive attitude about being at Camp Kateri! If that sounds like you, I encourage you to apply!
Please read through the employment opportunities and indicate in which positions you are most interested. Kateri offers special activity certification training for areas such as archery and lifeguarding. These trainings take place before regular training, and I am happy to discuss these opportunities with you during your interview.
Upon receipt of the application, I will contact you to schedule an interview that will last 30 minutes to an hour. We will also contact the three individuals you listed on the application, as we require three references to be on file for each employee.
Thank you for considering Camp Kateri as your summer camp destination! I look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you during your interview. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Outdoor Education Manager
In the words of a 2011 staff member:
“Know your attitude is infectious: whether it is positive or negative, the campers will follow your lead. Be positive even if you’re tired, because you will be tired. You will be woken up in the middle of the night to take care of sick campers, wet beds, and bug infestations. Don’t forget the homesick campers! They are able to make themselves physically ill by being so upset.
You will be hot, you will sweat, you will have your nerves tested. Once you make it through all that, you will be able to see growth and learning in the campers. That is the greatest reward. When you see girls learn respect and skills at the same time, the girls show more self-confidence, which is why we, as staff, are here: to help girls develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. The staff should exhibit these characteristics, lead by example, and put them into practice with their campers.”