Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Camp Counselor- Camp Timber Ridge Mableton

US-GA-Mableton
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Looking for a place to make a difference and spend your summer outside? Do you have a passion for summer camp, high adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, STEM or empowering girls, teens and young women then Camp Timber Ridge is for you! We have 240 wooded acres right outside the city center of Atlanta in Mableton/Smyrna Ga area. We are a true camp complete with a lake for canoe, kayak and paddleboards; archery; challenge course; zip line; giant swing; miles of hiking trails; arts and crafts facility; large swimming pool and climate controlled cabins and dining hall.  During the summer we operate a premier day camp in the Atlanta area for girls PreK-9th grade and a residential program for teens 9th-12th grade.

 

We are looking for dynamic young women to provide a top rate camping experience for your girls.  All staff will live and work on camp starting the end of May until the end of July. Staff will we assigned a group 8-10 girls weekly they are responsible for during group times and then will teach 5 activities of their interest during the day. In the evenings we have overnights for our day camp girls and one night a week is staff in-service. A typical day for staff begins a little before 7 am and wraps up around 7pm except for overnight nights. Staff can expect 2-3 hours each evening and this changes based on evening program with the girls. Staff can expect to have Saturday’s off and Sunday mornings each week. Staff applying should have a willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure the girls have a fantastic time while at camp and be 100% girl focused while in your care!

 

Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gsgatl.timberridge

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

  • Good health and stamina necessary to live in the camp setting
  • Ability to make decisions and act wisely in an emergency
  • Understanding of the needs, abilities and interests of girls
  • Current certification in First Aid and community CPR
  • Preferred minimum age 18, High School graduate
  • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
  • Must be able to complete & clear a Criminal & Sex Offender background check

Essential Functions

 

  • Stamina to keep up w/ active children
  • Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk to and from activities (2-5 miles per day)
  • Ability to work in the outdoor 10-14 hours per day in all the elements that could happen
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Enthusiasm and a sense of adventure
  • Willing to help children learn and grow
  • Experience working with children
  • Stamina to live in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to motivate and coach children

 

 

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