Head Counselor 2021

Girl Scouts of Utah
445 E 4500 S Suite 125
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
United States

Application Closing Date

Job Description

Head Counselor: Girl Scouts of Utah

Make a difference in the lives of girls and spend an unforgettable summer in the Wasatch Mountains! The Girls Scouts of Utah are seeking adventurous, fun loving, creative and empathetic counselors for the upcoming 2021 season at one of our American Camp Association accredited camps.

The Girl Scouts of Utah are proud of their two pristine camps: Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim. Each camp offers a unique and beautiful setting for your summer home away from home. Do you want to live in your parent's basement, or do you want to live in the Wasatch Mountains for the summer?

We are currently hiring for both of our camps: Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim.

Trefoil Ranch

Trefoil Ranch is located on 123 acres of beautiful ranch country tucked away in Provo Canyon. Trefoil Ranch features a lodge, ranch house, bunk house, showers, electricity, hot water and flush toilets. Trefoil Ranch is home to about 20 horses, offering unique opportunities to experience equestrian programs. Girls live in cabins or platform tents with staff located nearby. Girls can enjoy horseback riding instruction, high and low ropes courses, archery, biking, hiking, and other camp activities.

Camp Cloud Rim

Camp Cloud Rim sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet near Park City, nestled among aspen and pine on the shores of Lake Brimhall. Camp Cloud Rim has beautiful facilities including a lodge and shower house, electricity, hot water and flush toilets. Girls live in cabins or platform tents with staff located nearby. A highlight of Camp Cloud Rim is beautiful Lake Brimhall where campers can canoe, sail, kayak and swim. Other activities include photography, pottery, rock climbing, hiking and backpacking.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Work with Camp Counselors to provide quality Girl Scout program for a unit of campers.
    • Know the girls in the unit and help them learn to respect the rights of others and to understand the differences and similarities of other campers.
    • Assist in writing program outlines and lesson plans that allow for progression of activities and accomplish specific program goals.
    • Teach workshops, activities, games, songs, and projects to girls.
    • Guide activities and experiences through girl planning, group decision-making, and girl leadership in the camp unit.
    • Requisition needed materials; help get materials ready and put them away.
    • Assist program counselors with specialty programming including waterfront, arts, biking, rafting, climbing, challenge course, and/or horse care.
  • Supervise and evaluate the counselors.
    • Create schedule for Camp Counselors; work with Program Area Directors to schedule Program Counselors.
    • Plan and facilitate daily meetings with counselors.
  • Complete required documentation and paperwork.
    • Complete accident/incident reports, tent assignments, attendance summaries, cookout request forms, planning sheets, and other paperwork on time.
    • Ensure a record of outcomes and badges earned for the week completed.
    • Complete weekly reports.
  • Manage health and safety conditions in the unit.
    • Ensure the first aid kit is properly stocked.
    • Report and document accidents and incidents promptly.
    • Ensure safety and cleanliness of the living structures, fire circles, and grounds.
  • Be responsible for camper care and supervision twenty-four hours a day (including nighttime).
    • Help resolve camper problems and conflicts, including homesickness.
    • Ensure campers have sufficient activities and supervision at all times (stay with unit of campers at all times excluding time off).
    • Assist girls in keeping units and other camp areas clean.
    • Eat meals with the campers and supervise clean up after meals.
    • Monitor and assist campers with their basic health and hygiene including: drinking water, eating, putting on sunscreen and lip balm, wearing appropriate clothing for the weather, brushing their own hair and teeth, showering, toileting, and changing clothing. Address issues with campers or Health Supervisor as needed.
  • Assist with basic camp operation procedures.
    • Assist with unit and camp housekeeping, sanitation, and care of supplies and equipment.
    • Assist with weekly camper check in/out.
    • Assist with camp-wide programs including workshops, all camps, campfires, camper's choice activities, and flag ceremonies.
    • Attend and participate in staff training and the closing of camp.
  • Understand and implement safety guidelines and standards as outlined by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and any state and local codes.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Job duties may be subject to change pursuant to the activities of the camp, camp needs, and the organization as a whole.

Summer camp is a great way to add work experience and desirable skills to your resume - especially for those pursuing a degree in education or recreation! However, all majors and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged. For more information on job accountabilities and qualifications, please see the attachment.

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Do you want to make coffee, or do you want to make a difference?

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Girl Scouts of Utah
Susie Johansen
445 E 4500 S Suite 125
Salt Lake City UT 84107
United States
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