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.
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
Craft Program Assistant
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!
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.
- 6/17/2020 at Headquarters 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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.