Summer Day Camp Counselor - Camp Palos


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
11736 S Will Cook Road Camp Greene Wood
Palos Park, IL 60439
United States

Industry
Camping
Job Start Date
6/6/2022
Job End Date
8/1/2022
Application Closing Date
5/31/2022
Pay
From $3,150 To $3,600
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Day Camp
Work Schedule
Day Camp

Job Description

Looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join our 2022 camp staff today! Our day camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 5-17. At Girl Scouts GCNWI camps we have a wide variety of opportunities for you. Campers and staff alike spend the summer 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.

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

Work commitment:

Our summer season runs from early June through early August, including staff training and excluding our Fourth of July break. Our day camp staff may work from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday with a possible overnight on Thursday every week.

Camp Staff Benefits:

The nitty-gritties: This is a paid summer camp position. In exchange for your commitment to an exciting and action-packed summer, you will receive free First Aid and 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. During the summer 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: $350-$400 per 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 camper 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

Apply today to join our summer camp team! (Your future self will thank you!)


     
    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 13th
    -Willingness to work and, at times, live 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
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    Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
    Sam Lucheck
    20 S. Clark Street Suite 200 Main Office Location
    Chicago IL 60603
    United States
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