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Summer Camp Counselor - Equine

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CMW - Camp Meriwether - Luthersville, GA



Do you believe every Girl Scout can change the world? Do you have nine weeks this summer to help us develop girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place? If so, we want you! Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has an amazing opportunity for you to spend your summer at Camp Meriwether or Camp Misty Mountain making lifelong friends and memories while mentoring Girl Scouts. Engage campers in activities such as hiking, archery, challenge course, swimming, horseback riding, STEAM and more! Depending on your role, you will leave camp with certifications in First Aid/CPR, USA Archery Level 1 Instructor, Lifeguard, and more!

Equine Camp Counselors are responsible for camper supervision, assisting with daily care and preparation of horses, leading activities, and providing an exciting, fun, and memorable experience for all campers.

  • Camp Meriwethers Equestrian program focuses on English pleasure, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Mounted Equitation for girls ages 7-17.
  • Camp Misty Mountains Equestrian program focuses on Western pleasure, Gymkhana, Trail Riding, and Natural Horsemanship for girls ages 9-17.


  • Supervise all assigned aspects of campers day including morning activities, cabin clean-up, mealtimes, rest hours, evening activities, getting ready for bed and after-hours duties as assigned.
  • Assist with the daily care of the horse herd, and preparing horses for lessons, including grooming, tacking and stable chores.
  • Design activities and programs that meet Girl Scout badge curriculum and that facilitate girl led programming
  • Work in a team with other counselors, program staff, and assistance staff around camp.
  • Lead programs and activities with campers giving guidance and leadership.
  • Support and strengthen courage, confidence, and character in all campers and staff.
  • Assist in unit housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with the responsibility for the health and safety of the campers.
  • Assist with records, reports, and inventories as requested by Unit Leader.
  • Live in a unit near campers or in a cabin with campers as assigned.
  • Help girls live and work together as a unit through the facilitation of communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
  • Identifies and responds to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
  • Assist in the opening and closing of camp as directed.
  • Take precautions to ensure personal health.
  • Participate in training prior to camp.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings on time and in uniform.
  • Be a role model for campers in words, deeds, and actions.
  • May be asked to travel among all GSGATL camps.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age 18.
  • Stamina is necessary to live in the camp setting which includes traverse rough and uneven terrain without assistance.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds independently, and up to 50 pounds with or without assistance, such as a hay bale.
  • Ability to ride at a walk, trot/jog and canter/lope is preferred.
  • Current CHA, ARIA, or PATH riding instructor certification is preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • Sense of adventure and enthusiasm to motivate and coach children.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting.
  • Ability to place needs of campers above own.
  • Ability to make decisions and act wisely in an emergency.
  • Understanding of the needs, abilities, and interests of girls.

* Must be able to complete & clear a Criminal and Sex Offender background check and have a clean Motor Vehicle Record.