Camp Counselor - Camp Bette Perot
Job Details
Bette Perot - Palestine, TX
High School


The Unit Counselor is responsible for participating as a member of an assigned unit and assisting the unit leader with the planning, teaching and coordinating of the camp unit activities. This position also serves to assist with the implementation of Girl Scout programs in a camp setting, as well as assisting with safeguarding the campers’ health, safety, and security while providing a fun camp experience. This is resident camp.



•Responsible for compliance with ACA standards, Texas Department of State Health, GSUSA Policies, and operational procedures, regulations and standards
•Obtains input from campers and helps develop program schedule for each camp session.
•Prepares and carries out specific program activities with campers, following all Girl Scout program standards, safety and security guidelines, and activity checkpoints.
•Serves as and is responsible for being a role model for campers in behavior and attitude while following the Girl Scout Promise and Law and camp procedures.
•Supervises residential group living activities, such as housekeeping kapers, wake-up and bedtime procedures, hosting tables at mealtime, and camper interactions.
•Remains alert and responds to potential hazardous situations, including following established emergency procedures when required.
•Policies and operational procedures, regulations and standards.
•Greets parents and girls at check-in and ensures their comfort and ease of moving into the Unit.
•Knows the girls in the Unit, specifically in the Unit Leader’s assigned cabin, and ensures their participation in activities and assists in addressing or eliminating the camper’s anxieties or homesickness.
•Help campers in the Unit learn to respect the rights of others and to understand the differences and similarities of campers.
•Ensures that all campers have a good camping experience as evidenced by camper and parent evaluations.
•Completes camper evaluations on time and turns them into the Unit Leader.
•Attends all meals and serves as hostess at camper tables.
•Attends all gathering times of campers and actively participates in camp activities.
•Guides activities and experiences in the Unit through use of group government, girl planning, and the Girl Scout Program.
•Serves as watcher or lifeguard (if qualified) as needed.
•Assists unit leader, other counselors, or activity specialists in all daily activities and programs.

•Performs other duties, as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS—Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s):

•High school graduate or GED equivalent.
•Must complete resident camp staff training if considered for the position.
•If serving as a lifeguard, must have current ACA recognized Lifeguard Training Certification.
•Knowledge of and ability to work with adults and children ages 5 and above.
•Knowledge and understanding of philosophy and program of Girl Scouting or willingness to learn about Girl Scouting
•Flexible and creative in carrying out responsibilities
•Good communication skills
•Ability to function as part of a team
•Ability to adapt to group living situations
•Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or age.
•Demonstrates and promotes a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism in all interactions with managers, staff, volunteers, parents, campers, and others with whom he/she is in contact.
•Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
•Holds valid drivers’ license and meets GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements (If applicable).
•Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required
•Must complete and pass a criminal background check.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is often required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers.
The employee must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license. The employee must be able to lift or move 40 pounds or perform light work exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Must complete “Protecting Our Girls” GSNETX training, CPR and First Aid, which are required prior to first contact with campers.
If serving as Lifeguard, must have current ACA required Lifeguard Training Certification