Camp Program Staff for Day and Resident Camps

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana North Prairie, WI

Who We Are

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to building girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Our camps serve over 5,000 girls each summer with programs that challenge campers to live outdoors, try new things, and develop relationships.

If you are looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join us in one of the roles listed below. Our Camp locations are:

Day Camps: A daily 8am – 4pm program day Monday-Friday, with a Thursday late evening or overnight. Additional commitments are dependent on camp and position.

* Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

* Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL

Resident/Overnight Camps Weekly sessions (beginning Sunday morning through Friday evening) where staff stay on site throughout the program week. Staff may be asked to work with camper programs that occur over a weekend.

* Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN

* Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI

* Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL

Team Roles

Camp staff will provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers; facilitate a girl-led camper program, work with all campers' ages 7-17 who attend GSGCNWI programs, and build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends and try new things.Positions begin early June with staff training, and finish in early August, with opportunities for occasional fall work.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

* UNIT COUNSELORS: Work directly with campers while practicing leadership skills. Work with co-counselors and the camp team to bring exciting, girl-led program to campers. Primarily responsible for camper care and facilitating camp programs. Unit Counselors will report to Program Leaders.

* PROGRAM LEADERS: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of programming in specialty area as assigned by camp director. Coordinates and supervises schedules of specialty area. Supervises assigned staff and works with camp director to lead relevant portions of staff training. Ensures that safety standards are being met in specialty area and manages and maintains records and reports. Is responsible for communicating with other leadership team staff any needs or concerns. Lives in and provides guidance for camper units during the summer to allow for hands-on interactions. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities. Program Leaders will report to the Program Director or Assistant Director, dependent on camp location.

* 21 years of age or older required.

* TRIP LEADERS at Camp Juniper Knoll and Camp Pokanoka: Work directly with campers in camp and backcountry settings. Work with co-counselors and the camp team to plan, organize and facilitate backcountry canoe and backpacking trips in primitive and off-site locations. Primarily responsible for camper care and facilitating camp programs while teaching and demonstrating leave-no-trace principles, backcountry survival and navigation skills. Previous personal or professional backcountry trip experience required. Trip Leaders will report to the Program Director.

* 21 years of age or older required, 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license preferred. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) preferred.

* OFFICE MANAGER: Coordinate the camp office and operations. Acts as representative of camp through communications with parents, vendors, and staff. Responsible for managing the camp phone, taking messages, delivering mail, and shopping for supplies. Manages receipts and invoices for camp purchases. May be asked to assist with camper transportation. At resident camp may be asked to live in camper unit. The Office Manager will report to the Camp Director.

* 21 years of age or older with valid driver's license required, 23 years of age or older preferred.

* PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Coordinate and supervise all programs to ensure exciting, girl-led programs. Coordinate and supervise schedules of specialty areas. Supervise assigned staff and work with camp director to lead relevant portions of staff training. Collaborate with all leadership team members to facilitate camp activities. Lead planning of all-camp activities. Manage program requisition paperwork, program schedules, and supply inventory. Communicate with camp director any maintenance or safety concerns in program spaces. May be asked to live in camper units during the summer. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities. The Program Director will report to the Camp Director.

* 21 years of age or older required, 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license preferred.

* ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR: Assist the camp director with all aspects of camp, including staff supervision, parent communication, camper care, camp operations, and other duties as assigned. Act as role model for camp staff at all levels. Communicate with camp director any maintenance or safety concerns in program spaces. May be asked to live in camper units during the summer. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities. The Assistant Camp Director will report to the Camp Director.

* 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license required.

Qualifications and General Expectations (for all positions)

* Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older. Leadership team positions require 21 years of age or older, positions which include potential responsibility for transporting campers require 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license.

* High School Graduation is required

* All staff must possess First Aid and CPR certification by the employment start date. Training is provided for camp staff on select dates by GSGCNWI for no fee.

* All staff must provide proof of completion of Mandated Reporter training prior to the employment start date.

* All staff must submit proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting.

* Staff should have prior experience with child care, education, and/or outdoor recreation.

Candidates should be willing 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.

Salary is a daily rate dependent on the candidate's position, age, and experience.

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