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Camp Staff or Superhero?

Take a moment to imagine making a difference in the life of a child. Empower girls to make decisions, become independent, and be proud of who they are. That's what we do each summer at sleep-away camp! If you're passionate about youth development, enjoy the outdoors, and want to encourage girls to discover the best versions of themselves, then Girl Scouts Nation's Capital sleep-away camps may be for you!


Multiple Opportunities!

  • Unit Counselors – The heart and soul of camp! Unit staff live and work with a group of girls, helping them take healthy risks and develop self-confidence. Spend your days planning and implementation of activities and having fun right along with the girls. Salaries start at $350 a week.
  • Program Staff & Lifeguards – Masters of Fun and games! Challenge yourself to create fun, engaging activities for all girls at camp and still live in the units, bonding with your own group of girls each night. If you have a special area of interest -- we've got you! We have positions for art, nature, science, archery, slingshots, swimming, boating, and more! Current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications preferred - but not required. Salaries start at $405 a week.
  • Support Staff – The backbone of camp – if you love organization, cleaning, or all things behind the scenes, this is the job for you! You can enhance your business skills and money management working in the office; perfect your cooking skills working alongside a chef; or help fix, build, and maintain things around camp. The best part is you still live on camp in a fun, safe outdoor setting. Salaries start at $350.
  • Additional Positions Available - Email for more information.


Is this you?

  • Looking to expand your resume with top skills such as decision making, emotional intelligence, creativity, resilience, and adaptability
  • Passionate about girl leadership and youth development
  • Eager to work in an inclusive environment
  • Enjoy teamwork and collaboration
  • Love being outdoors and willing to work outdoors in the heat, humidity, and rain
  • Prepared to live on-site during employment in rustic cabin accommodations (limited access to electricity, internet, or flushing toilets)
  • Aren't bothered by dirt, bugs, or sunscreen Looking for a summer job


Some of the Perks

  • Room, board, and laundry facilities provided
  • Paid pre-camp training and professional development
  • Free certification in CPR/First Aid and other activities dependent on position (lifeguarding, archery, etc.)
  • Networking opportunities and a chance to work with culturally diverse staff and campers
  • College credit/internship (We'll work with you to fulfill requirements.)
  • Ample time off Skill development in leadership, communication, problem-solving, behavior management, creativity, and more
  • A summer outdoors in the woods without screens!
  • Memories and friendships to last a lifetime
  • The opportunity to create a positive impact on the youth of today


We have openings at three of our Sleepaway Camp Properties for the 2023 Season - Camp Winona in Hughesville, MD; Camp May Flather in Mount Solon, VA; and Camp Potomac Woods in Leesburg, VA. 


You can find specific information about each camp below! 

About Camp Winona


Camp Winona allows girls in grades K-11 to explore the wonders of the outdoors in a fun, safe, traditional camp setting. Located 35 miles southeast of Washington, DC, in Hughesville, MD, Winona offers a wide variety of programs ranging from weeklong themed specialty activities to two-night minicamps. Winona is owned and operated by Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, the largest Girl Scout council in the country. This summer, following our enhanced health and safety guidelines, girls will safely explore all camp has to offer, including swimming in the pool, tie-dying, exploring nature, teambuilding challenges, and taking aim at target sports.


For more information and other sleep-away camp employment opportunities, go to


Have questions before applying? Email Lynn “Lazer” Weikel at


About Camp Potomac Woods

Camp Potomac Woods, located on the Potomac River in Loudoun County, Virginia, provides the perfect getaway for Girl Scouts in grades K-11. Located 50 miles northwest or 1 hour outside of Washington, DC, Potomac Woods is within driving distance of several major cities, including Richmond, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Potomac Woods is owned and operated by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, the largest Girl Scout council in the United States of America.


Potomac Woods offers a variety of specialty theme overnight programs that range from two nights to five nights in a fun, safe, rustic, and traditional camp setting. The property spans 101 acres of hilly woodland with lots of trees. Full of creativity and imagination, all programs provide girls the opportunity to explore the outdoors while having the time of their lives!


Campers enjoy swimming at the pool, getting creative at arts & crafts, trying outdoor cooking, learning about STEM, and taking aim at target sports like archery, slingshots, knife and tomahawk (axe) throwing! Campers participate in many wonderful Camp Potomac Woods traditions, including campfires, singing, and hikes to explore the Pooh Tree or RiverWalk.



About Camp May Flather

Camp May Flather offers girls in grades 4-11 the opportunity to experience outdoor adventure and discover a new sense of self-confidence. Located a 3-hour drive southwest of Washington, DC, in the scenic George Washington National Forest in Mount Solon, VA, May Flather has been operating as a sleepaway camp since 1930!


While at May Flather, campers choose from a ton of amazing activities, including hiking, backpacking, climbing a natural wall or man-made tower, target sports, and swimming in the pool. May Flather is owned and operated by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, the largest Girl Scout council in the country. This summer, following our enhanced health and safety guidelines, girls will enjoy both new and old camp traditions such as campfires, wish sticks, theme days, and celebrating 110 years of girl scouting!


For more information and other sleep-away camp employment opportunities, go to For May Flather specific information visit


Have questions before applying? Contact camp director Emily “Sparrow” Reece at ereece@gscnc