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CAMP STAFF (Various)-Summer Overnight Camp

Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington, OR & WA 3 camp sites

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/15/2019

Job Title: General Camp Staff (Various) – Overnight Summer Camp

Cook, Unit Counselor, Program Specialist, Kitchen Aid, Junior Counselor, and Junior Wrangler

Camp Arrowhead – Stevenson, WA
Camp Cleawox – Florence, OR
Camp Whispering Winds – Philomath, OR

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Equity Statement:
Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

Our Camps:
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington operates three fun, safe overnight camps. Each camp is staffed with a talented team that delivers high quality programs for diverse groups of girls entering grades 1-12, and for groups of adults and girls to enjoy camp together. Please visit to view our camp sites and variety of programs!
Camp staff are required to live on-site the duration of their work week with at least one full day off. Living conditions include rustic screened cabins, yurts and adirondacks. Modern amenities such as a staff house with Wi-Fi are available during breaks. These full-time seasonal positions offer $265-$490 per week plus lodging and meals. See below for position specific duties and responsibilities.
View overnight camp Information here:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $490 per week with room and board.
• Plan menus and prepare nutritious meals for campers and staff. Provide varied and healthy vegetarian options and options for campers and staff with special dietary needs.
• Prepare and serve meals that meet state health standards and GSOSW health standards, as planned and on time.
• Provide food order lists for meals in advance of order date; check incoming food against orders and invoices. Return any damaged food or products immediately.
• Direct and assist with serving foo and proper cooling and storing of leftovers.
• Maintain the kitchen according to health, safety and sanitary standards, including proper storage and serving.
• Assist the Assistant Camp Director with supervising the kitchen aides.

Unit Counselor:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $290 per week with room and board.
• Live in the unit with 8-24 campers and help each girl adjust and become used to other campers and camp life.
• Assist in guiding the individual campers to participate in group camp activities.
• Responsible for the health and safety of campers in the unit; carry out health and safety regulations.
• Work closely with the unit team to provide program and other activities within the unit.
• Assist in guiding activities and experiences in the unit through girl planning.

Program Specialist:
• Multiple positions open including lifeguard, wrangler and arts and crafts specialist.
• Full time, seasonal position offering $290-340 per week (depending on certifications) with room and board.
• Assist in the training of staff during pre-camp in program activities.
• Set up, maintain, and close down program area for use during camp.
• Work with units to schedule program area time and activities.
• Live in a unit with 8-24 campers and assist with unit activities when not scheduled in a program area/activity.
• Develop and deliver activities that support the accomplishment of program goals, including the earning of Girl Scout recognitions.
• Request/order needed program supplies and equipment within budget limitations.

Kitchen Aid:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $265 per week with room and board.
• Assist in food preparation as directed by the cook.
• Assist in serving food, and packing food for enjoying elsewhere.
• Keep equipment, kitchen and food storage areas clean.
• Meet all health, safety and sanitary regulations.
• Wash, dry and store dishes and utensils.

Junior Counselor and Junior Wrangler:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $265 per week with room and board.
• Complete a daily support shift that consists of time in the kitchen, in the administration offices and at program areas.
• Complete all paperwork associated with work shifts, observations, practicum or other assigned tasks.
• At times live in the unit with 8-24 campers and help each camper adjust and become comfortable with other campers and camp life.
• Understand and help carry out health and safety regulations with the unit team.
• Assist in guiding the individual camper to participate in group, unit and all-camp activities.
• Working closely with the unit team, provide program and other activities within the unit.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education and/or Experience:
• At least 16 years of age for Kitchen Aides and Junior Counselor/Wranglers, and 18 years of age for all other positions.
• Experience working with children, young adults and adults.
• Interest, knowledge or skill, and a passion in a variety of camp programs.

Cook Qualifications:
• Knowledge of kitchen procedures and experience in quantity cooking.
• Knowledge of dietary needs such as gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian and vegan.
• Experience in a supervisory role, running a kitchen, meal planning, and placing large food orders helpful.

Program Specialist Qualifications:
• Certification or documented training and experience in one or more of the following: archery, lifeguarding, small craft safety (canoe, kayaks, rowboats), adventure challenge/leadership/belay, crafts, horses and/or nature with a willingness to gain skill in other areas.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Posses or able to obtain Child and Adult CPR/First Aid certification or higher.
• Posses or able to obtain food handlers card required by specific county and state.
• Posses or able to obtain appropriate aquatic, equestrian or challenge certifications as necessary.
• All staff must accept the mission and principles of Girl Scouting and register as a Member of the Girl Scouts.

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds.
• Walking and standing up to 80% of time on flat or uneven terrain.
• Sitting at and using a computer for extended projects.
• Stooping, squatting and bending. Reaching overhead.

Work Environment:
• This position is required to live on site June 24 - September 1, 2019, with limited time off.
• Staff must be willing to live and work in the following rustic facilities with reasonable accommodation: screened cabins, yurts, and adirondacks.
• Shower and toilet facilities are separate from cabins, and could include not flush toilets and dormitory style showers.
• Several hours a day are spent outdoors, in nature.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

These positions are seasonal and are not eligible for GSOSW benefits.

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage, value and honor diversity.

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