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Summer Camp Job Opportunities

Believe us, there is no job better than working at camp! You'll help girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. as they experience all kinds of outdoor adventures, build friendships, step outside their comfort zone, and find new ways to lead.

No matter where you’re from or what your ability level, if you love kids and enjoy the outdoors, there are a number of summer camp positions for which you may be qualified.

What do we look for in our staff? Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida looks for staff who are friendly and concerned, reliable and responsible, creative and patient, supportive and respectful, dedicated and committed, understanding and caring, fun and upbeat, and generous. Our team must possess initiative and enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude, maturity, sensitivity, and above all put safety first of the campers and staff.  

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is operating three camp sessions at Camp Welaka in 2020:

  • July 11-14:  Daisies and Brownies
  • July 20-24:  Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes
  • July 27-31:  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
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Available Opportunities

Unit Leader

The Unit Leader actively leads a staff team to provide quality program to campers in a safe, fun, supportive environment within the Girl Scout program model. This is a volunteer role. When applying, click on Volunteer Opportunities. 

Unit Leader Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

Unit Assistant

The Unit Assistant provides quality program to campers in a safe, fun, supportive environment with the Girl Scout program model. This is a volunteer role. When applying, click on Volunteer Opportunities.

Unit Assistant Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager actively leads a staff team in providing quality food service preparation and maintains high standards of sanitation related to the kitchen. This is a paid position. When applying, click on Paid Opportunities. 

Kitchen Manager Position Description (PDF)

Healthcare Manager

The Healthcare Manager supervises and is responsible for the general health and safety of all campers and staff. This is a paid position. When applying, click on Paid Opportunities

Healthcare Manager Position Description (PDF)

Kitchen Assistant

The Kitchen Assistant provides support to the Kitchen Manager in executing nutritious and varied meals while maintaining high quality kitchen standards. This is a volunteer role. When applying, click on Volunteer Opportunities.

Kitchen Assistant Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

Waterfront Manager

The Waterfront Manager actively leads staff in providing aquatic program to campers in a safe, supportive and fun environment. This is a paid position. When applying, click on Paid Opportunities.

Waterfront Manager Position Description (PDF)

Lifeguard

The lifeguard supports the Waterfront Manager in providing a safe environment for the enjoyment of all waterfront activities. This is a volunteer role. When applying, click on Volunteer Opportunities.

Lifeguard Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

Craft Program Assistant

The Craft Program Assistant facilitates multiple and varied theme-based projects for campers of all grade levels to enjoy. This is a volunteer role. When applying, click on Volunteer Opportunities.

Craft Program Assistant Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

 

What’s Included in a Summer Camp Position?

  • Free room and board;
  • Three meals and snacks provided daily – and the occasional Girl Scout Cookies, too!
  • All training sessions are provided at no cost. Every camp team member (volunteer and paid roles) will participate in a three-part, pre-camp training on the following dates:
    • 6/17/2020 at Headquarters 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    • 6/24/2020 at Headquarters 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    • 6/26 - 6/28/2020 at Camp Welaka: Arrival at 7 p.m. on Friday 6/26 and Departure at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday 6/28. This training will include Water Watcher certification, instruction in job-specific duties or certifications as needed, an overview of Girl Scout programming and preparing to work with girls. 

What Will a Typical Day Look Like at Summer Camp? 

A typical day during resident camp has a structured routine with openings for a variety of activities. The day begins for the entire camp with a flag ceremony and breakfast at the Lodge. After breakfast, units will enjoy activities of their choosing until lunch where the entire camp meets again in the lodge. After lunch, there is an in-unit break time called FOB (feet on the bed, flat on back) to avoid the hottest part of the day, then on to MORE activities! The entire camp meets again for the closing flag ceremony and dinner in the lodge. After dinner, there is an all-camp activity each night.

Each unit has a pool time and craft time each day. There will also be scheduled activities to earn the Welaka: “Then And Now” Council Badge. Other activities can include canoeing, archery, slingshots, hiking, badgework, team building games, and whatever else our girls can come up with in their girl planning time within the scope of our resources. All-camp activities can include campfires, skit nights, or themed celebrations.