Camp Counselor - Overnight Camp
Company: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Location: Frazier Park
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Dates of employment: June 13-July 31 / August 24thPay: Daily
rate $105-$108 per day + room and board Position PurposeCounselors
are the primary caregivers for each camper at overnight camp. The
Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and
carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal
growth and daily living skills. Camp Lakota is a Girl Scout
overnight camp that serves girls in grades 2-12. Girl Scouting
builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the
world a better place.Council OverviewGirl Scouts of Greater Los
Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 32,000 girls in
partnership with more than 16,000 adult members and volunteers from
the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern,
San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los
Angeles is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in the Los
Angeles region, building girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place.GSGLA Camp LakotaThe
Girl Scouts of Greater Los AngelesCamp Lakota is astate of the art,
recently updated residential camp. Located just 90 miles from
downtown Los Angeles, this premier camp site will host a full
summer camp season. The camp will focus on providing a stand-out
girl-led experience for campers of all ages and communities across
our 6, 272 square mile footprint. The camp offers a variety of
specialty activities including a high ropes challenge course,
horseback riding, swimming, and archery.Essential Duties &
- Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of
campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the
camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
- Apply basic youth development principles in working with
campers through communication, relationship development, respect
for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
- Assure campers are always properly supervised.
- Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
- Participate in the development and implementation of program
activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
- Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of
- Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
- Provide for the progression of activities within the framework
of individual and group interests and abilities.
- Assist in program areas such as high ropes, horseback riding,
water activities, archery, and all camp activities, as
- Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities
for campers and staff.
- Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision
including recognition of personal health needs.
- Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by
health care manager.
- Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with
personal and/or health problems and discuss with camp health
manager and/or resident camp director when appropriate.
- Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization,
proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed
promptly to camp director.
- Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and
- Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and
- Set a good example to campers and others regarding general camp
procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and
- Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and
supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other
all-camp activities and camp functions.
- Attend and prepare for daily meetings.
- Assist where needed on camper arrival and departure days.
- Provide check in/out support and provide outstanding customer
service to families.
- Other duties as assigned. RelationshipsCounselors communicate
and work daily with their assigned Unit Leader and co-counselors.
They work closely with the entire counseling staff. They have
regular working relationships with kitchen staff, activities staff,
and property staff in accordance with their daily life and
counseling duties.Qualifications (Minimum Education And Experience)
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Completion of high school or equivalent.
- Documented experience teaching or interacting with youth
- Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR
prior to first day of work.
- Must submit health history form prior to first day of
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Must be committed to work the entire camp season and attend all
- Ability to live onsite acting in an on-duty capacity for the
duration of the camp season. Additional Organizational Requirements
- Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement.
- Possess a positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity,
- Must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to thrive in an
- Attend GSGLA signature events and certain other
activities/events (including cookie cupboards, etc.) as
- Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the
- Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other
employees, volunteers, and girls.
- Practice pluralism and be inclusive with the services provided.
- Communicates and works with all ages and skill levels and
provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Observes camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness,
enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures,
and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Needs to identify and respond to environmental and other
hazards related to the activity.
- Constantly responds appropriately to situations requiring first
aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire,
evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess endurance required to
maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Frequently moves luggage, tables, chairs, and program equipment
weighing up to 40 pounds.
- Needs to traverse and move several miles daily, at various
grades, elevations, and on uneven terrain.
- Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending,
stooping, and stretching.
- Needs to sustain activity at 6,000 feet (1830 meters) in
- Must be able to live in a rustic camp setting and work flexible
- Operate with daily exposure to various weather conditions and
animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, raccoons, and other wilderness
animals common to the area. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access &
Advocacy StatementGirl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is committed
to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities we work
alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. We
encourage applications from individuals in all groups and
communities, different walks of life, and those belonging to
communities historically excluded. As an organization committed to
making the world a better place, it is essential that we
incorporate a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens into all
aspects of our work. We encourage applicants with a global
perspective and a commitment to values around diversity, equity,
and inclusion to apply.Vaccination PolicyGirl Scouts of Greater Los
Angeles requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19,
subject to certain exemptions as required by law.New hires working
at Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles must be fully vaccinated upon
hire. Please contact the Human Resources Department for a copy of
the vaccination policy.The preceding functions have been provided
as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to
this job classification. Management reserves the right to add,
modify, change or rescind work assignments.To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.Employment Type:
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