Girl Scouts Summer Junior Counselors (for girls under 18 only!)

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Junior Counselor is responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of campers by safely guiding campers to and from activity periods as well as supporting and/or assisting General Counselors during activity sessions and camp activities. Due to close contact and overnight supervision of a Girl Scout youth population in this residential setting, the Junior Counselor must be female. This position pays $200 per week.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet with the Summer Camp Units Supervisor and fellow Junior Counselors on a weekly basis.
  • Report to unit leader of assigned unit on a weekly basis.
  • Transfer campers from one activity to the next activity in a timely and organized manner.
  • Guide cabin or unit groups and individual campers in planning and/or participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities and meet established goals for camper development.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to opportunities for problem solving in a group, develop opportunities for positive interaction between campers and staff, and engage with campers throughout the day in a positive and professional manner.
  • Monitor campers for signs of homesickness or other health concerns, and handle issues appropriately.
  • Help to supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day, including but not limited to: morning flag pole, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and any after hours duty as assigned.
  • Act as a leader in an emergency situation, enforce camp safety regulations, and report any accidents or incidents according to the Emergency Communication Plan.
  • Assist in teaching, leading, or developing any activities as assigned, in conjunction with Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders.
  • Assist in the preparation as well as clean up of needed supplies and materials for daily activities.
  • Abide by GSHPA code of conduct, rules, and expectations. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Successfully complete CIT or similar leadership program.
  • Minimum age of 16 years old - must be under 18 during camp session.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Attend and complete pre-camp trainings.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Ability to live and work in the outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk over uneven terrain.
  • Ability to adapt well to changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a group setting.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass required background checks.
  • Must present a current form of ID affirming female gender at time of hire.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. 
Job Availability: 

4 positions available

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Application Closing Date: 
6/1/2023 or when filled
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1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
High school
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