Unit Leader Resident Camp

Garden City, NY 11530
United States

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! 


Summary of Position: To supervise unit staff and campers at resident camp.  


 Primary Functions:   

  • Knows the campers in the unit and assists them in learning to respect the rights of others and understand differences and similarities of others. 
  • Supervises activities and experiences in the unit through the use of group government, girl/adult planning, and the Girl Scout program. 
  • Coordinates unit activities. 
  • Supervises the unit staff – delegates jobs, guides them in work, arranges schedules for time off. 
  • Supervises unit housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies, and equipment. 
  • Responsible for the safety of the campers and staff. 
  • Acts as hostess for the unit. 
  • Keeps records and makes reports as required. 
  • Oversees the health and safety of campers and staff – trying to prevent illness, accidents and homesickness where possible. 
  • Attends Unit Leader meetings, holds regular unit staff meetings. 
  • Keeps the Camp Director informed of any unit problems.  
Job Requirements

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

Have experience as a camper, youth leader or teacher.
Have experience in administration and supervision.
Be at least 21 years of age.

General Qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of Girl Scouting a plus
Adapting to situations and changes as necessary; recognizing the needs, abilities and interest 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 Scout camping objectives and the ability to work toward achievement of them.
Willingness to work as part of a team, work in partnership, or follow directions as the situation requires.
Ability to provide exemplary customer service to campers and parents.
Appropriate certifications as required for position (ex. lifeguard, CPR, first aid, etc.)