Being part of the camp team means joining a community that works together to achieve one common mission – to help every girl who attends camp develop courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place! You’ll work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds who are united around this mission and who hold themselves to extremely high standards in order to accomplish it. Girl Scouts of Alaska have three camps with job openings. No matter the camp or position here are the general staff qualifications:
General Staff Qualifications (for all positions):
- Possess excellent character
- Accept supervision and act on feedback
- Exert enthusiasm, patience and understanding
- Are able to work with kids for several hours on your feet without a break
- Inclusively relate to and work with a wide range of peers
- Work from a place of positivity and are solution oriented
- Have current First Aid/CPR certification (or can obtain it before the start of the camp season)
- 18 years old unless otherwise noted
Camp Togowoods (our resident camp) is hiring: counselors, wilderness counselors, an arts and crafts director, cooks, a climbing tower director, and health care director.
Camp Singing Hills (our traditional day camp) is hiring: counselors
Our traveling day camp is hiring: counselors
You can find more information about all our open camp positions here: https://www.girlscoutsalaska.org/en/camps/summer-job-opportunities.html
Girl Scouts of Alaska occasionally has permanent full time positions available at our council office in Anchorage, Alaska. If you are committed to making a difference, seek work with lasting impact and want to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make Alaska and the world a better place, please check out the careers page on our website, https://www.girlscoutsalaska.org/en/our-council/job-opportunities.html. Girl Scouts of Alaska offers a robust benefits package with PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD and Life Insurance, and a 403(b) with employer match for all of our permanent full time employees.
Various locations in Alaska
Varies by position
No experience required
Late May 2020
Each summer, the Girl Scouts of Alaska camp team from across the U.S. works together toward one common mission — to help every girl who attends camp develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
Most summer staff will serve as Counselors. You'll work with a staff partner to plan and deliver outdoor activities to a group of 8-12 girls and supervise all aspects of your campers' day. Depending on the camp, common activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, environmental education, arts and crafts, trying the climbing tower, team building, and STEM programming. Now hiring at these three camps:
• Camp Togowoods is located along the shores of Three Mile Lake in Wasilla. Residential camp positions include Cooks and Counselors in these areas: General, Waterfront/Boating, Climbing Wall Program, Art Program and Health Program.
• Camp Singing Hills is a day camp in the Chugiak area just outside of Anchorage.
• The Rural Alaska Program is a traveling day camp where Counselors fly between rural villages in small planes or travel by car in Southcentral Alaska.
Depending on camp and position, compensation starts at $2,400/season or $9.89/hour, plus room, board, and an end of season travel stipend for out-of-state resident camp staff. Applicants must make a commitment from May 21st to August 12th, 2019, be at least 18 years old, possess excellent character, exert enthusiasm, patience, and understanding, work from a place of positivity, and are solution-oriented. To apply, fill out the online application (3 professional reference contacts are necessary). Interviews will be conducted by phone.
You can find information about all our camp programs and links to apply to work at camp at: https://www.girlscoutsalaska.org/en/camps/summer-job-opportunities.html
Working at any of our camps is an extraordinary life-changing adventure for you and for the campers you work with. Our camps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. To accomplish this we demand excellence from our staff including that they: put the needs of others ahead of their own wants, communicate directly and honestly (even when it is hard and uncomfortable), engage fully with campers and the camp experience, work tirelessly and enthusiastically until the job is done and consistently follow through on commitments to campers, co-workers, and directors.
If you're passionate about changing the world and positively impacting a child's life, aren't afraid of hard work, and want a job that is fun, exciting and energizing then we look forward to receiving your application.View Job Description
How to Apply
Here are the steps to becoming a camp team member with Girl Scouts of Alaska…
- Read through the sections of the website that relate to summer camp so you know what camp is all about and what to expect starting here: https://www.girlscoutsalaska.org/en/camps/summer-job-opportunities.html
- Completely fill out the online application (including 3 professional reference contacts). There is only one application regardless of the camp you are interested in working at
- This is the most important part of the process. Interviews are conducted by phone. Again, there is only one interview regardless of the camp you are interested in working at. After the interview we’ll let you know within two weeks whether we’d like you to join our camp team.
- Sign and return the hire paperwork. After we get a verbal commitment from you, we’ll send you a written hire letter. We take this commitment very seriously. For the protection of our camps and our campers, we run background checks on every person we offer a job to. If we receive negative results on the background check or a job reference after we receive your signed contract, we reserve the right to rescind the job offer.