ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team
environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time
to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the
skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who
make the world a better place.
If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be
part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we
encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
Summary: Unit Counselors will assist in facilitating
activities designed to help campers to understand and live up to the
Girl Scout Promise and Law and to develop an appreciation for and
enjoy the outdoors.
Dates of Employment: June 27, 2018 - August 12, 2018
If interested in this full time seasonal salary position
according to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Section 13(a)(3) (29
U.S.C. § 213(a)(3) that may be available , please apply via this
- Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support
and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
- Helps the girls in the unit learn to respect the rights of others
and to understand the differences and similarities of other campers.
- Assist in teaching activities through the use of the Girl Scout
- Assist with planning activities and programs that co-inside with
the weekly theme/camp brochure and meet the needs and interests of
- Responsible for the health and safety of campers.
- Help to coordinate, with input from campers and unit staff, unit
activities that will be done throughout the week this includes, but
not limited to overnights, cookouts, hikes, etc.
- Work with the other staff in the unit to develop a staff team so
all share in the total unit program.
- Assist in operating activities as needed under the direction of
the Unit Head or Head Counselor.
- Assist in maintaining unit housekeeping, sanitation and care of supplies.
- Assist in maintains unit first aid kit.
- Apply behavior management techniques to conflict with children
- Report incidents/accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately.
- Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.
- Assist in keeping records and prepare reports as required.
- Attend staff meetings as scheduled/necessary.
- Participates in the total camp program including pre-camp, open
house and post camp.
- Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday
10:00am to Friday 9:00pm).
- Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the
Assistant Camp Director/Camp Director.
Minimum age: 18 (per New York State Health Department),
applicants under the age 18 are encouraged to apply and candidacy
will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in accordance with all
applicable federal, state and local laws.
Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to
the Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section 13(a)(3)
of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working at camp may
be paid in accordance with this exemption.