Camp Unit Counselor
Job Details
Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Camp - Oak Springs - Statesville, NC

PURPOSE:                            Responsible for the oversight of campers and staff in assigned unit.

RESPONSIBLE TO:            Unit Leader

RESPONSIBLE FOR:         Campers

SALARY RANGE:              $230-$300 a week (6-day work week) plus room and board.


  • Conduct or delegate responsibility for cabin and unit inspections.
  • Be knowledgeable about the eating habits and diets of assigned campers.
  • Monitor camper and staff assignments for the day.
  • Together with unit staff and campers, execute pack-out meals, and unit evening programs.
  • Willingness to clean and keep a tidy and organized work and living area.
  • Correct or reprimand as soon as possible (in private), for actions that put the health and safety of campers or staff.
  • Monitor that activity transitions and supervision transitions take place at appropriate times.
  • Lead assigned activities.
  • Be responsible for the welfare of each individual in the assigned unit.
  • Do all possible to resolve problems or conflicts within the cabin.
  • Assist campers and staff who may need help fitting into the camp atmosphere.
  • Help ensure morale of staff by monitoring that staff gets enough rest, time, and days off.
  • Assist in maintaining unit sanitation, housekeeping, and care of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with the storing and packing of equipment for safety during and at the end of the season.
  • Formally evaluate staff twice per season, conducting other evaluations as necessary.
  • Keep administration informed of day-to-day unit successes and concerns, as well as camper health and other unit issues.
  • Maintain a good rapport with parents and the community.
  • Keep required records and reports as requested by administrative staff.
  • Assist with check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Assist with the opening and closing of the entire camp. Certifications in at least one specialized activity area preferred (ie Lifeguard, Small Craft Safety, ACCT level 1, Archery level 1)


  • Minimum age of 18 as of June 1st.
  • Belief in the purpose and value of the Girl Scouting movement, and hold current membership with Girl Scouts of the USA or willingness to become a member before June 1st.
  • Have good character, integrity, adaptability, patience, sense of humor, and enthusiasm.
  • Be willing to live in close proximity to campers.
  • Have good time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • Possess current Red Cross Standard First Aid and American Heart Association CPR certification or ability to obtain prior to June 1st.
  • Previous camp staff experience is beneficial.
  • Previous management experience is beneficial.


Any physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this would cause undue hardship to the Council.


  • Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching;
  • Moderate lifting (up to 35 pounds);
  • Walking on uneven terrain, up and down hills for distances up to 2 miles;
  • Endurance to meet emergency needs;
  • Ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours;
  • Ability to tolerate daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.



The above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an extensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. The employee is expected to adhere to all organization policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to the organization policies.