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Summer Camp Jobs

When you work at our summer camps you won’t find a cubical in sight- just endless forest trails, peaceful lakefronts, and open skies. You’ll have fun while using your unique skills and big personality to lead girls through a one-of-a-kind, summer experience.
 

Applications

— Please complete the following application if you are a new summer camp staff applicant, CLICK HERE.

— Please complete the following application if you are a  returning summer camp staff member, CLICK HERE.
 

Job Descriptions

To review summer camp positions, click on the arrows below to read the job summaries and key responsibilities. All positions listed are located at both Camp Small Valley (Halifax, PA in Dauphin County) and Camp Archbald (Kingsley, PA in Susquehanna County).

Activity

Activity Specialist - Serves a dual role as a Unit Counselor and Activity Specialist; performs the required duties within their assigned unit and creates lesson plans and leads activities during their assigned periods. Be a supportive contributing member of the total camp community.  

Activity Unit Leader - Serves a dual role as a unit leader and activity leader; As a Unit Leader, Serves a dual role as a unit leader and activity leader; as a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit counselors and cabins.

General Counselor - To identify and meet camper needs. Safely guide campers to and from activity periods. Support Activity Specialists during activity sessions. Support and/or assist Activity Unit Leader as necessary during evening activities.

Junior Counselor - To identify and meet camper needs. Safely guide campers to and from activity periods. Support Activity Specialists during activity sessions. Support and/or assist Activity Unit Leader as necessary during evening activities.

Adventure

Adventure Leader - Serves a dual role as Adventure Leader and Unit Leader in a Village. As Adventure Leader, develops and implements weekly adventure based programming.  Leads and supervises Adventure Specialists throughout the week, ensuring safety of campers and proper use of equipment.  As a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit counselors and cabins. Ensures campers are safe and comfortable and plans evening activities for campers.

Adventure Specialist - Serves as the adventure course counselor. With guidance from the Ropes Director, plans weekly adventure based programming.

Trips Specialist-Responsible for the facilitation of high/low ropes courses, climbing wall, and paddle sport activities, and additionally serves as a unit counselor. With guidance from the Adventure Leader, plans weekly adventure based programming, leads girls in a wilderness environment, and ensures their safety at all times.

Healthcare

Healthcare Supervisor supervises health and cleanliness standards for hte camp popularion and facilities. Managing campers' health and safety by daily treatments, medicine, record keeping and loggin injuries into our software. 

Leadership

Assistant Camp Director -  Assists in the direction and supervision of all camp programs and staff. Responsible for direct oversight of camp in the absence of the Camp Director. Schedules, monitors and supports the General Counselors throughout the week. Oversees and supports the Program Manager and CIT/Themes Manager to help facilitate staff and/or programs as needed.

CIT Themes Manager-Schedules and coordinates the themes for all camp activities. Schedules, monitors and supports the Counselors in Training (CITs). Ensure the CITs are getting a full understanding of the camp experience. Works along aside the Program Manager, to support or assist in daily programming when needed. Develops programming in relation to each week’s theme, including an All-Camp Activity.  Additionally, responsible for the management of any Junior Counselors.

Programs Manager-Schedules, coordinates and oversees Activity Leaders and Specialists for the five program areas. Conducts weekly discussions with the Activity Leaders to ensure Activity Specialists are performing at or above expectations. Assists the Assistant Camp Director with the General Counselors as needed. Plans and organizes camper badge recognitions.

Ranch

Head Wrangler - Serves a dual role as Head Wrangler and Unit Leader in a Unit. As Head Wrangler, develops and implements weekly equine-based programming. Leads and supervises all Wranglers throughout the week, ensuring safety of campers and proper use of equipment. As a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit counselors and cabins. Ensures campers are safe and comfortable and plans evening activities for campers.cleanliness standards for the camp population and facilities. Managing campers’ health and safety by daily treatments, medicine, record keeping and logging injuries into our software.

Wrangler Equipment Care - Responsible for managing the maintenance and cleanliness of the equipment. Oversees managing the tack, and replacing and/or repairing as needed. Works in conjunction with team members to ensure a well-rounded program is offered to girls in a supportive environment.

Wrangler Horse Care - Responsible for managing the health and wellness of the horses. Oversees the feeding schedule, first aid, and maintenance of horses. Works in conjunction with team members to ensure a well-rounded program is offered to girls in a supportive environment.

Wrangler Riding Instructor - Responsible for creating lessons and teaching the girls while being supported by one of the other wranglers. Oversees the curriculum, schedules staff to teach lessons whether in the arena or barn, and ensures that all tests are consistent and accurate to the girl/rider manuals, according to the appropriate level. Works in conjunction with team members to ensure a well-rounded program is offered to girls in a supportive environment. 

Ranch Hand-To identify and meet camper needs. Safely guide campers to and from activity periods. Support Wranglers during activity sessions. Support and/or assist Wranglers as ncessary during evening activities. Works in conjunction with Wrangers to ensure a well-rounded program is offered to girls in a supportive environment. 

Waterfront

Head Lifeguard - Serves a dual role as Head Lifeguard and Unit Leader in a Village. Responsible for operating the aquatics program and supervising certified lifeguards. Ensures activities are run safely, keeps aquatic areas in working order, and assists in developing creative and fun programs.  As a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit counselors and cabins. Ensures campers are safe and comfortable and plans evening activities for campers.

Lifeguard - Responsible for teaching and coordinating camp’s waterfront and swimming activities, and assists in maintaining standards that lead to a quality program and facility.

*NEW* Day Camp Staff

Day Camp Director - Furthers the mission and recruitment strategies of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania by delivering program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate in a day camp environment.  This person will work in collaboration with the Regional Director to support and supervise General Counselors throughout the week, as well as assist in the management of all staff led day camp locations throughout GSHPA.  

Day Camp General Counselor - Day camp general counselors will facilitate day camp activities set by both the Day Camp Director and Regional Director.  Counselors will guide campers throughout daily activities, help to monitor behavior and work closely with all staff to provide an educational, fun, and safe environment.