Counselor - Resident Camp

Garden City, NY 11530
United States

Security Clearance Required
Yes Criminal background check
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp

Job Description


Camp Blue Bay located on Long Island in East Hampton, New York, has been owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) as a summer camp since 1947. With its spacious 179 acres, beautiful beachfront on Gardiner’s Bay and scenic trails, Camp Blue Bay offers girls a variety of experiences.   


Our enthusiastic and well trained staff provides a supportive environment, where girls have an opportunity to grow. Girls who participate in summer camp are offered leadership opportunities and get a sense of community, while enjoying the great outdoors.   

Join us this summer at Camp Blue Bay!   


Reports to: Unit Leader  


Summary of Position: To lead and guide campers, and to assist with program at resident camp.  


Primary Functions:   

  • Works with the Unit Leader in planning and carrying out unit plans and activities. 
  • Works with the girls in teaching skills, learning to live in the out-of-doors, and guides them as they learn to live and work together. 
  • Assists with the supervision of campers in all aspects of camp life, sharing duties such as: 
    • waking the campers up and getting them ready for the day 
    • seeing that the camper tents are neat and organized 
    • giving assistance with hair combing, showering, letter writing, as needed 
    • enforcing safety rules 
    • sitting with a table of campers in the dining hall 
    • getting campers settled at bedtime 
    • supervising campers while they do housekeeping tasks 
    • assisting campers who are homesick or having difficulty getting along   
  • Assists program staff at activities and all camp events. 
  • Assumes other duties as delegated.  
Job Requirements

In addition to the general qualifications for all camp
staff, the Counselor should:

Have experience in working with children.
Be at least 18 years of age.

General Qualifications for All Camp Staff:

Knowledge and understanding of Girl Scouting a plus.
Adapting to situations and changes as necessary; recognizing the needs, abilities and interests of girls.
Willing to work outside in inclement weather, nights, weekends and days.
Ability to carry up to 25 lbs.
Ability to walk moderate distances between activity sites.
Ability to act wisely in an emergency.
Ability to work with diverse groups of adults and girls.
Belief in Girl Scouting camping objectives and the ability to work toward achievement of them.
Willingness to work as part of a team, work in partnership, or to follow directions as the situation requires.
Ability to provide exemplary customer service to campers and parents.
Appropriate certifications as required for positions (ex. Lifeguard, CPR, first aid, etc.)