Day Camp Counselor (Full Time Summer 2023 Seasonal)

March 10, 2023
East Troy, WI
Job Type


Who We Are

Girl Scouts create the world they want to live in and strive to make it better every single day. They explore their strengths, take on new challenges, and can always be themselves, regardless of background or ability. Working for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is much more than just a job; it's an opportunity to bring your talent, passion, and perspective to a girl-centric, mission driven organization. We are seeking individuals committed to making a difference and are enthusiastic team players who want to join an organization with a proud history and a growing future. Joining our staff means working to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment that strives for equity for all.

Position Summary

Position requires active and enthusiastic participation in the supervision of day campers. Be an active participant in campers' experience and camp community. Uphold all policies, procedures, and safety standards for the wellbeing of staff and campers. May be considered for Bus Monitor duties. This seasonal full-time position is needed at Camp Alice Chester in East Troy, WI from June 2023 through August 2023.



What You'll Do

  • Supervise campers' participation in structured and unstructured activities throughout their day.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers.
  • Create a positive rapport with all campers and their parents.
  • Guide and implement program activities through camper/counselor planning and by actively assisting with lesson plans each week that focuses on age appropriate badge work.
  • Support the check-in/check-out process and assigned duties according to the bus monitor.
  • Assume responsibility by bus stop as bus monitors (located in Milwaukee County) of campers and supervise the campers' bus experience.
  • Ensure implementation of Girl Scout program and badge earning activities.
  • Effectively and respectfully communicate instructions, issues, and needs with campers, staff, and supervisors.
  • Clean, maintain, and ensure proper use of camp facilities and equipment.
  • Keep records of incidents, logbooks, and attendance, and return all required paperwork completed and on time.
  • Ability to adjust quickly when scheduled activities need to change and/or are no longer able to be done
  • Uphold and respect camp and Girl Scout traditions both daily and weekly including daily debriefs with campers, Girl Scout Ceremonies, mealtimes, etc.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and creative in a variety of situations.
  • Assist with opening and closing of camp for the season.
  • Ensure appropriate adult to camper ratios.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are & Keys to Success

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Interest, experience, and/or training in specific program specialty.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.
  • First Aid/CPR preferred or willingness to train.
  • Comfort and ability to work in a rustic outdoor environment during day hours.
  • Physical demands and work environment regularly requires the employee to walk, hike, and work outdoors in wooded areas and as well as inclement weather and extreme temperatures.
  • Ability to lift 40lbs.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a positive, fun, and professional environment.
  • Uphold and respect camp and Girl Scout traditions.
  • Willingness to be an active member of camp and all camp activities.

EEO & Anti-Racist Statement

The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) has a vision for a deeply inclusive membership, staff, and volunteers. To foster a culture of belonging while providing equitable service delivery above and beyond Equal Opportunity requirements, GSWISE candidates must be committed towards cultural competency growth and to work within diverse teams. Our Girl Scout Law demands we seek racial equity for everyone and do our part to dismantle systemic racism. GSWISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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