Summer Resident Camp Counselor - Camp Butternut Springs

Girl Scouts GCNWI- Camp Butternut Springs
650 N 175 W Camp Butternut Springs
Valparaiso, IN 46385
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $4,500 To $5,400
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description

Looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join our 2022 camp staff today! Our resident camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 6-17. At Girl Scouts of GCNWI camps we have a wide variety of opportunities for you. Campers and staff alike spend the summer living outdoors, trying new activities, gaining independence, and building long-lasting relationships.

As a Camp Counselor you will be critical to the success of the summer as the primary caregiver and program facilitator for campers. In this role you will supervise and guide campers through progressive learning experiences and live on site in a camper unit.

Watch our "Why Work at Summer Camp?" video to see the fun!

Work commitment:

Our summer season runs from early June through mid-August, including staff training and excluding our fourth of July break. Our resident camp staff work from 11 a.m. Sunday morning until 10 p.m. Friday evening every week.

Camp Staff Benefits:

The nitty-gritties: Paid summer camp position with 24 hours off each week and breaks every day. Includes room and board (yes that’s right you will live on camp and get all your food provided for free!), First Aid & CPR certifications, and a rocking camp staff shirt! 

The real perks & career benefits: At camp you will quickly discover that the more you put into the experience, the more rewarding it will be. Develop your outdoor skills and leadership to help build your resume away from the pressures of your typical everyday routine. You will be a valuable member of this camp community, where your voice will be heard and you will receive the support you need to have a fun and successful summer.

Pay range: $500-600/week; dependent on qualifications and experience

Camp Counselor Responsibilities:

Provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers

Help build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends, and try new things

Role model problem-solving, collaboration, and initiative to campers and other staff

Supervise and participate in all aspects of activities and experience with campers through the use of girl planning and Girl Scout program guidelines

Provide quality outdoor programs that may include arts and crafts, nature study, theater, traditional and non-traditional sports, water activities, off-site trips, and much, much more

Oversee campers during group activities, meals, and transitions to and from scheduled events

Assist in the care of camp equipment and in maintaining a clean camp environment

Maintain responsibility for the overall well-being of campers throughout their camp experience

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements
-Loves to interact with children and has prior experience working with children of various ages
-Enjoys spending time outdoors and has prior experience working in an outdoor setting
-High school graduate or equivalent
-18 years of age or older by June 22nd
-Proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting
-Willingness to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular
hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at
camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions