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Junior Counselor- Summer 2024

Job Details

CMM - Camp Misty Mountain - Armuchee, GA
Seasonal

Description

JOB SUMMARY

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 some of 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, and more.

Junior Camp Counselors are responsible for camper supervision in the cabin, assisting with daily care of campers, leading and helping at activities, and providing an exciting, fun, and memorable experience for all campers. Junior Counselors will live in a cabin with campers and at least two other adult counselors who will help guide them through the transition from camper to counselor. This is a paid position and an interview will be required before starting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help with supervision of campers’ day including morning activities, cabin clean-up, mealtimes, rest hours, evening activities, getting ready for bed.
  • Help design activities and programs that meet Girl Scout badge curriculum and that facilitate girl led programming with help from a counselor.
  • Work in a team with other counselors, program staff, and assistance staff around camp.
  • 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.
  • 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 before starting.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings on time.
  • Be a role model for campers in words, deeds, and actions.
  • May be asked to travel among all GSGATL camps.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age 16.
  • Must have completed CIT I and CIT II at any of our three camps before becoming a Junior Counselor.
  • Good health and stamina necessary to live in a 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.
  • Experience as a camper at one of three GSGATL camps for at least one summer before becoming a Junior Counselor
  • 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.