Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Unit Leader- Middle School- Camp Timber Ridge

    Job Locations 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; 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.

     

    All staff will live and work on camp starting the end of May until the start of August. As the Unit Director for our Middle School Program, you will insure our Middle School girls receive the specialty programing they have signed up for. You will work with the girls, the Program Coordinators, and other staff members to create epic weeks of camp. We count on you to insure each week is unique and to insure the girls want to come back to camp next year!

     

    A typical day for staff begins a little before 7 am and wraps up around 7pm except for overnight nights. Staff can expect 2 hours off each evening. 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 with the Camp Director in assigned age level.
    • Act as a camptivity leader in a variety of 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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