Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Camper Behavior & Leadership Program Unit Leader- Camp Meriwether

    Job Locations US-GA-Luthersville
    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 Meriwether is for you! We have 270 wooded acres 40 miles right outside the Atlanta, 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 residential camp for girls scouts in the k-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 middle of May until the end of July. Staff will we assigned a group of 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 10pm with campers in the cabin. 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

     

    • Participate in supervisor training prior to camp.
    • Help plan, implement and conduct staff training and orientation with Leadership Team.
    • Supervise, guide and evaluate counselors & campers  with the Camp Director in assigned age level.
    • Act as a camptivity leader in a variety of Leadership program areas. (i.e. weird science, drama, sports, archery, etc.)
    • Take camptivity pictures for website
    • 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 group.
    • Facilitate communication, conflict resolution and problem solving within the day camp group during group times.
    • Help girls develop individual responsibility.
    • Keep their supervisor informed of plans, problems and concerns pertinent to campers.
    • Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers.
    • Create staff morale for their assigned staff once a week
    • Coordinate camper awards and birthdays within the day camp groups.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Skills & Experience

     

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
    • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
    • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
    • 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
    • Preferred minimum age 21 with no experience; age 20 with experience
    • Current certification in First Aid and community CPR
    • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
    • Must be able to complete & clear a Criminal, and 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 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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