Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Camp Counselor- Camp Meriwether, Luthersville, GA

US-GA-Luthersville
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Looking for a place to make a difference and spend your summer outside making memories? Do you have a passion for summer camp, high adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, STEM or empowering girls, teens and young women? If you answered “yes!”, then Camp Meriwether is for you! We have 270 acres of rolling hills, wooded areas, and beautiful scenery that is just an hour drive from Atlanta near Newnan, GA. We are a true camp complete with a lake for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards; archery; challenge course; climbing wall, dual zip lines; flying squirrel; 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 overnight summer camp in Southwest Georgia for girls 2nd-12th grade.

 

We are looking for dynamic young women to provide a top rate camping experience for young 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. A typical week for staff begins Sunday afternoon when a session begins until Saturday morning when a session wraps up. 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!

 

Counselors play a vital role in creating an empowering and enthusiastic camp culture!  Counselors provide a unique blend of instruction, friendship, leadership and wackiness found only at camp.   Be prepared to teach exciting camp activities, play games, and demonstrate what it means to be resilient!  Be ready to change lives... yours included!  Make this your best summer yet and work with us at Camp Meriwether!

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for assigned campers on a daily basis and to assist with the entire unit duties as assigned.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

  • 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 a MVR, and Criminal 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 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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