Trip Counselor (Full Time Summer 2023 Seasonal)

March 2, 2023
Milwaukee, 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

Accompany, supervise, and lead campers on a variety of adventure trips which may include primitive camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing. Trips may be located on and off camp property while providing 24-hour supervision to 4-12 girls in grades 4th-12th. Organize and implement program activities and uphold all camp policies, procedures, and safety standards for the wellbeing of staff and campers. Exhibit good role model behavior with campers.



What You'll Do

  • Lead adventure trips both on and away from camp that include but are not limited to (Note: some trips have Outfitter Guides that will be provided in some program areas)
  • Create a positive rapport with all campers (and their parents) in your group.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the health and safety of campers both in camp and off-site on adventure trips.



Rock Climbing

White Water Rafting

Horseback Riding





  • Maintain an organized and clean facility, equipment, and supplies; report needed repairs.
  • Follow a weekly schedule of on and off camp activities.
  • Lead activities for campers that include but not limited to fishing, hiking, fire building and cooking, crafts, physical games, songs, nature, boating etc.
  • Help campers follow directions and rules.
  • Teach skills necessary to help the camper live comfortably in an outdoor setting while on trips.
  • Know and implement emergency procedures.
  • Provide adult to child ratio while on adventure trips.
  • Lead and instruct campers on adventure trips which may include setting up sites, being on time for activities, preparing meals, etc.
  • Effectively and respectfully communicate instructions, issues, and needs with campers, staff, and supervisors.
  • Ensure implementation of Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the Girl Scout Law.
  • Keep records of incidents, logbooks, and trip activities and return any 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.
  • Supervise campers' participation in structured and unstructured activities.
  • Keep records, create reports, and return completed paperwork on time.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and creative.
  • Assist with opening and closing of camp for the season.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least 21 years of age with a clean background check.
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and regularly walk, hike, and work outdoors in wooded areas and as well as inclement weather and extreme temperatures.
  • Experience and desire in teaching, guiding, and working with children, and a desire to have a positive impact on campers' lives.
  • Comfort and ability to live, sleep, and work in a rustic outdoor environment with irregular hours.
  • Leadership, teamwork, and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, WFR, WFA, or Lifeguard preferred; or willingness to train.
  • Experience in various outdoor activities including but not limited to camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, etc.
  • Willingness to spend prolonged periods of time off camp with campers, getting minimal breaks.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a positive, fun, and professional environment.
  • Good driving record and valid driver's license for at least three years. Valid driver's license, compliance with the council's policy of automobile insurance limits, and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage of the council's business auto insurance carrier.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a positive, fun, and professional environment.
  • Effectively and respectfully communicate instructions, issues, and needs with campers, staff, and supervisors.
  • Uphold and respect camp and Girl Scout traditions.
  • Willingness to be an active member of camp and all camp activities.
  • Must have background check completed by GSWISE.

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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