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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 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

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at our 2018 resident and day camps. Our camps will be held at Camp Small Valley in Halifax, PA from June 17th to August 17th.  Staff must be available to start on the following dates for Pre-Camp Orientation, based on position:

  • Leadership staff, Lifeguards, and Adventure staff- June 4th
  • Unit Leaders and Trip Specialists - June 8th
  • All other camp staff - June 4th

Staff is required to work until August 18, 2018.

Candidates must have an interest in working with children and be able to pass required background checks. All candidates must be able to live in the outdoors and be able to traverse rough terrain for a period of one mile. Room and board along with most meals are provided.

Interested candidates should complete an application for employment and email to careers@gshpa.org or send by mail to GSHPA, Attn: Human Resources, 350 Hale Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17104.

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— Please complete the following summer camp job application  

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  Camp Small Valley (Halifax, PA in Dauphin County).

Leadership and Counselors

Camp Director
Responsible for directing and supervising camp programs and staff. Collect, organize and prepare appropriate paperwork for the Outdoor Program Manager.

Assistant Camp Director 
Responsible for transportation of all campers for Day Camp, Resident Transportation Offer, and off camp activities.  Supervises children during trips.  Performs the duties of a Unit Assistant Leader as needed.
 

CIT and Junior Counselor Director 
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 the All-Camp Activity.  Additionally, responsible for the management of any Junior Counselors.

Program 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.

Unit Leader I
As a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit assistant unit leaders, Junior counselors, and cabins. Ensuring campers are safe and comfortable as well as planning evening activities for campers.  Ensure all activities are fulfilled and create a great experience for campers.

Assistant Unit Leader
As an assistant Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of unit, Junior counselors, and cabins. Ensuring campers are safe and comfortable as well as planning evening activities for campers.  Ensure all activities are fulfilled and create a great experience for campers.

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 + Trips

Trip Specialist Director
Responsible for the organization and transportation of all campers for Day Camp, Resident Transportation Offer, and off camp activities.  Supervises drivers and staff accompanying Girls.  Performs the functions of a Trip Specialist. Performs the duties of a Unit Leader as needed.

Trip Specialist
Responsible for transportation of all campers for Day Camp, Resident Transportation Offer, and off camp activities.  Supervises children during trips.  Performs the duties of a Unit Assistant Leader as needed.
 

Adventure Director 
Responsible for the organization and transportation of all campers for Day Camp, Resident Transportation Offer, and off camp activities.  Supervises drivers and staff accompanying Girls.  Performs the functions of a Trip Specialist. Performs the duties of a Unit Leader as needed.

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
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 the camp population and facilities.  Managing campers’ health and safety by daily treatments, medicine, record keeping and logging injuries into our software.

Lifeguards

Head Lifeguard 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.  

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.