Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Kitchen Aide/ Junior Counselor

    Job Locations US-GA-Mableton
  • 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!

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Kitchen Aide Role

    • To report to the kitchen in a timely manner before meals, to prepare for the meal, and complete the following duties.
    • Prepare plates, cups and silverware for the tables
    • Prepare water and juice coolers
    • Dispense milk during breakfast
    • Set up condiment table with cook’s guidance depending on menu
    • Write menu on white boards on the doors each meal
    • Set up dishwater in the bins for silverware
    • Wash dishes after meal
    • Wash pots and pans after meal
    • Put away clean dishes after washing
    • Sweep and mop dish room, front bathroom, lines front/back, spot mop dining hall floor
    • Take out trash and recycling after every meal including bathrooms
    • Wipe tables in dining room
    • Clean bathrooms in dining room
    • Clean off serving line after meal
    • Clean glass windows on doors twice a week
    • Record dishwater temperatures daily
    • Help prepare cookouts as needed
    • Put spray bottles and rags out at each meal for girls to clean tables for you
    • Keep dish rags clean- wash after breakfast and lunch daily
    • Wednesday’s – pop all tables do a thorough sweep of the floor, and prepare for the rangers to do thorough mop
    • Friday’s- pop all tables put against the walls and thoroughly clean them after lunch to prep for weekend
    • Work and live together as a team with 6-7 other 16/17 year old girls
    • Be willing to share challenges and successes with Older Girl Director on a daily basis so you can be fully supported in this job
    • Help maintain safety and food health standards.
    • Participate in camp programming when not on duty in the kitchen
    • Maintain dining hall reporting as needed.
    • To assist with opening and closing days as needed.


    Junior Counselor- Role

    • To participate as a member of the kitchen team. Responsible for assigned campers on a daily basis and to assist with the entire unit duties as assigned under the supervision of the Unit Counselors.
    • Participate in programs and activities with campers giving adult guidance and leadership.
    • Interpret and administer personnel policies as well as Safety-Wise, ACA and Camp guidelines.
    • See that activities are carried out in a manner consistent with Safety-Wise and good judgment.
    • Use girl planning to help the girls plan and carry out the unit program.
    • Act as a camptivity leader in a variety of program areas. (i.e. weird science, drama, sports, archery, etc.)
    • Serve as a role model and guide campers in appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities.
    • Maintain child’s self-esteem
    • Are not demeaning in their feedback to a child (i.e. no taunting or teasing of children who learn or move more slowly)
    • Help girls live and work together as a unit.
    • Facilitate communication, conflict resolution and problem solving within the unit.
    • Help girls develop individual responsibility.
    • Keep their supervisor informed of plans, problems and concerns pertinent to unit operation.
    • Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    Skills & Experience


    • Ability to follow directions and obey safety rules
    • Work as a team
    • Ability to read temperature chart
    • Good health and stamina necessary to live and work in a camp setting
    • Ability to lift 20-50 pounds
    • Preferred minimum age – 16 years
    • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate alien documentation
    • Registered Girl Scout

    ** Must be able to complete & clear a MVR, and Criminal background check**


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