Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Counselor - Camp Misty Mountain

US-GA-Armuchee
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Arguably the “Heart and Soul of Camp,” Counselors play a vital role in creating an empowering and enthusiastic camp culture!  Always challenging and rewarding, a Unit Counselor’s primary focus at all time is on the girls.  Counselors provide a unique blend of instruction, friendship, leadership and wackiness found only at camp.   Be prepared to teach exciting lessons in archery, play games in the woods, explain and demonstrate what it means to be resilient, sing wildly at the top of your lungs... all while wearing a swimsuit over your jeans and hoodie and carrying an umbrella.  Be prepared to truly believe in the amazing-ness of women, and the individuality of each young girl.  Be prepared to focus every moment of the day on safety and a professional and magical experience... (even while ducking a soapy sponge thrown at your head!)  Be prepared to do these things at the highest standard even when you are feeling down, or tired, or slightly ill.   Be prepared to live the hardest summer of your life.  And be prepared to change lives... yours included!  

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in programs and activities with campers giving adult guidance and leadership.
  • Responsible for assigned campers on a daily basis group of 6-10 campers.
  • Interpret and administer personnel policies as well as Safety Activity Checkpoints, ACA and Camp Specfic guidelines.
  • See that activities are carried out in a manner consistent with risk management, Safety Activity Checkpoints and good judgment.
  • Use girl planning to help the girls plan and carry out activity programing when appropriate.
  • Act as a camptivity leader in a variety of program areas. (i.e. stem, challenge course, aquatics, drama, sports, archery, etc.)
  • Serve as a role model and guide campers in appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities.
  • Help girls live and work together as a camp community.
  • Facilitate communication, conflict resolution and problem solving within the unit.
  • Help girls grow in the outdoor environment by being willing to experience all aspects of it along with them.
  • Help girls develop individual responsibility.
  • Keep their supervisor informed of plans, problems and concerns pertinent to girls.
  • Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
  • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
  • Supervisory experience
  • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
  • Must be able to complete & clear a Criminal & Sex Offender background check

 

Physical Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed in the outdoors with regular exposure to insects and wildlife; weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e.: heat and humidity, rain and storms); and walking several miles a day at a brisk
  • Noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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