Girl Scouts of Maine

Sunset on Blueberry Hill at Camp Pondicherry
Last night Campfires
2019 Pondicherry Staff
2019 Natarswi Staff
Singing by the campfire

Come change lives with us in the beautiful Maine wilderness!

Are you interested in helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, then this GSME camps are the place for you! Spend a wonderful summer at a Girl Scouts of Maine Camp! We have two resident camps (Pondicherry and Natarswi) with 30-40 staff and up to 75-140 girls who attend one (1) week to four (4) week sessions during our 5 week season.

Camp Pondicherry is a spectacular outdoor setting, nestled in over 700 acres in the foothills of the White Mountains. Camp Natarswi is located in Baxter State Park, over Pond views of Mt. Katahdin.

About Girl Scouts of Maine

In this girl focused community, campers are encouraged and empowered to try new things, challenge themselves and be who they want to be. 

Girl Scouts of Maine has two unique camp properties across the state and serves our 9,000 girls. 

Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton is a spectacular outdoor setting nestled on over 700 acres in the foothills of the White Mountains. Referred to as ‘Pondi,’ the camp offers a private waterfront on Adams Pond and miles of unspoiled woodlands, fields, and trails. With easy access to hiking, beautiful lakes, mountains, quaint towns and only 1 hour from Portland, Pondi is the perfect place to spend the summer. 

Camp Natarswi in Millinocket is a true wilderness paradise, providing a one-of-a-kind, rustic Maine outdoor experience, with spectacular views of Mt. Katahdin. As the only resident camp located inside Baxter State Park, Camp Natarswi offers many unique opportunities to discover the trails and hills of the park and is an ideal base for your exploration. Plus the view doesn't hurt!  

With activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, sailing, mountain biking, creative arts, and horseback riding we have something for everyone! 

The Employee Experience

Staff and campers spend days taking part in many different activities: sailing, boating, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, camping, archery, rock climbing, arts, nature, songs, games, campfires, and traditional camp activities. 

Camp staff assist in the day-to-day activities in their unit and program areas and help maintain the health and safety of all campers. 

Unit/Program Leaders are in charge of supervising their assigned unit or program area. They plan and develop unit or activity-specific programming. Unit/Program assistants aid in guiding unit and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, with an eye towards meeting the needs of each camper. Both positions will work together to develop a girl-driven unit and program area activities.

Each camp has 30-40 staff and up to 60-130 girls who attend one (1) week to four (4) week sessions during our 5 week season. 

The summer camp season runs from mid-June through mid/late August and includes a certification week (if required), one week of extensive staff training, 5 weeks of resident camp and 2-3 weeks of troop/family camp programs. Additional staffing opportunities are available during September weekends only. The employment period varies between 8 and 10 weeks.

Ideal Candidate

Camp life is the best life!

  • Are you friendly and caring?
  • Do you like working outside?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you like to take on new challenges?
  • Do you want to empower girls to try new things?
  • Are you interested in making a difference in the world?

If you answered yes to these questions, we'd love for you to apply for a position with us this summer! 

Candidates should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls. Camp positions require individuals to work long hours, that can be both physically and emotionally challenging. You must have a genuine concern and interest in working with children. Candidates must be at least 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2019. 

Room and Board

Room and board is provided for all staff during the season. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served everyday programming is running through the summer! Leftover food is kept in an employee fridge for staff to access on time off as well. We try to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions! 

All staff will live on camp in accommodations appropriate for their position. This could include cabins without electricity and bathrooms, platform tents or farmhouses with bathrooms and electricity. Most unit staff will live 2 to 4 in a platform tent with their co-counselors while the girls live in similar tents surrounding them. 

Employee Perks

  • Being outside all day in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Great, friendly people to work with
  • Staff Lounge with wireless internet, TV and phone access
  • Use of camp vehicles during time off
  • Nutritious meals with a variety of options
  • Use of camp facilities and equipment during time off (waterfront access including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards)
  • Access to many hiking trails
  • Financial assistance in attaining any required certifications

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff are welcome to bring their own vehicles to camp. If you choose to come by bus, plane or train, we arrange to pick you up in Portland and transport you to camp. 

With staff's personal vehicles and the ability to borrow camp vehicles getting off camp during time off never seems to be a problem! Staff will even borrow camp bikes to travel into town. 

How to Apply

To apply for a position at either Natarswi or Pondicherry please click APPLY HERE to read more, then select the drop-down menu for job postings for the specific location you want to apply to. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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