Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Unit Leader- Leadership Programs- 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 Leadership Program, you will create tomorrows camp leaders. You will supervise our Counselor Interns, our Counselor In Training Program and a few other leadership programs we offer in the summer.

     

    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 unit counselors in the area of Leadership development for both day and overnight programs.
    • Coordinate program development of all Leadership programs offered at camp- a wide variety of topics (outdoor living skills, games/songs/crafts, team-building, positive guidance, professional workplace skills, assorted sports, asset building, etc.)
    • Ability to lead and inspire, convey a large quantity of information effectively and design and implement nearly 100 hours of curriculum is vital
    • Responsible for ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality programming in the areas of leadership development
    • Take 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)
    • Facilitate communication, conflict resolution and problem solving within the campers and staff on the challenge course.
    • Help girls and staff develop individual responsibility.
    • Keep their supervisor informed of plans, problems and concerns pertinent to girls participating in Leadership programs
    • 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 at least 2 years of camp counseling experience
    • Current certification in First Aid and community CPR and at least 2 others such as challenge course, archery, small craft safety, lifeguarding
    • 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
    • Ability to motivate and coach children

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