Counselor (in residence)

Job Description

Position Summary: Organize and implement unit program activities. Implement safety standards, procedures, policies for the health and safety of campers and to exhibit good role model behavior with campers. 

Camp dates: June 3 - August 11, 2019

Please note camp will not be in session: July 4-6, 2019 and Sundays

A weekly salary of: $290 


Major Accountabilities: 

  • Supervise campers’ participation in structured and unstructured activities. 

  • Be responsible for maintaining the health and safety of campers. 

  • Know each girl in the unit, helping her to learn to respect the rights of others and understand and appreciate herself and others. 

  • Guide and implement program activities through girl/counselor planning and by creating lesson plans each week that reflect the week’s theme. 

  • Implement various evening and overnight programming. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Help campers follow directions and rules. 

  • Teach skills necessary to help the camper live comfortably in the camp setting and promote a sense of responsibility toward preservation of natural resources. 

  • Supervise and assist with unit cleaning, sanitation and care of supplies and equipment. 

  • Help each girl learn to respect the rights of others, and appreciate herself and others. 

  • Ensure implementation of Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

  • Assist in the opening and closing of camp. 

  • Keep records, create reports, and return completed paperwork on time. 

  • Implement emergency procedures, through regular practice drills. 

  • Assist in general daily cleaning of camp and residential areas.  

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Camp Director. 

Position Requirements: 

  • Experience in teaching, guiding and working with children. 

  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.  

  • At least 18 years of age. 

  • Comfort and ability to live, sleep, and work in a rustic outdoor environment with irregular hours. 

  • Physical demands and work environment regularly requires the employee to walk, hike, and work outdoors in wooded areas and on uneven natural paths. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 


To Apply

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Application Closing Date: 
Until position is filled
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Job Region: 
Job Location: 
West Bend, WI
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
June 3, 2019

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