Camp Counselor - Girl Scouts (seasonal)

Job Description

Are you looking for a summer job that will impact girls' lives and let you enjoy a beautiful outdoor setting? Then Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana might have just the position for you! Check out the offerings available at Camp Logan, near rural Syracuse, Indiana. These positions promise to provide you more than a paycheck-we guarantee you'll take away a myriad of memories as you make a difference in the lives of the campers you work with. Join us for a summer you won't soon forget. 

Counselor-Counselors manage camp units, campers, and programs, ensuring that national Girl Scout program guidelines are met and that girls have a positive camp experience. Counselors serve as instructors for activities and work to maintain harmony and ensure mutual respect among campers. Counselors are also responsible for working to resolve group or individual issues. As role models for young girls, counselors are expected to display proper behavior, language, attitudes, and skills. A high-school diploma is preferred. Additional pay incentive for Lifeguarding Certifications.

June 19- August 7, 2021

Position Summary:

Oversee management of camp units, campers, and programs as assigned by the Assistant Camp Director.

Essential Duties:

  • Utilize the national program portfolio, while balancing Girl Planning with scheduled activities and brochure requirements to ensure a positive Girl Scout Leadership Experience for all girls in assigned unit
  • Get to know each girl in the unit and help the unit to become an effective living group where each member is respected.  Identify group or individual problems and work to solve them
  • Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers and act on them appropriately
  • Know, follow and respect personnel policies as well as GSUSA/GSNI-M, ACA and camp guidelines
  • Serve as an instructor for activities as assigned
  • Function as an effective member of the camp staff community
  • Serve as a role model and guiding campers in appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities.
  • Participate in pre and post camp activities, including required pre-camp training
  • Complete assigned paperwork promptly and accurately. Complete end-of-session and end-of-season procedures and reports Coordinate all unit and patrol activities with those of the camp
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the Council's goals
  • High School diploma, preferred
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification, will be provided at camp training
  • Strong management, leadership and supervision of children background and experience
  • Ability to make sound judgments and handle emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of group process and ability to facilitate group cohesion.
  • Understanding of child development and behavior management techniques.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability/flexibility and ability to improvise
  • Experience and enjoyment of camping/outdoors. 

Education:

  • High School diploma, preferred
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification, will be provided at camp training 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Strong management, leadership and supervision of children background and experience
  • Ability to make sound judgments and handle emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of group process and ability to facilitate group cohesion.
  • Understanding of child development and behavior management techniques.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability/flexibility and ability to improvise
  • Experience and enjoyment of camping/outdoors.

 Physical/Mental Essential Requirements: 

  • Walking, hiking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, moderate lifting and carrying (up to thirty (30) pounds) 
  • Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
  • Minimum age of 18 due to GSUSA/ACA supervisory requirements
  • Possess stamina required to maintain constant supervision of campers
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Occasional need to stand for long periods of time 
  • Ability to focus on detail and accuracy of work product 
  • Live at camp and work 24 hours a day during the camp season, following the summer camp schedule
  • Occasional high stress may be experienced in dealing with staff, parents, girls, and volunteers.
  • A commitment and passion for the Girl Scout Mission and an ability to effectively promote and communicate the Mission and Vision to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Willingness to become of member of GSUSA

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity