Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Leadership Program Counselor- 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. 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

    • 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

    Qualifications

    • 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 & 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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