Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. At Girl Scouts, we prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls.
Camp Arrowhead, Stevenson, WA (heart of the Columbia River Gorge); Camp Cleawox, Florence, OR (Central Oregon Coast surrounded by the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area); Camp Whispering Winds, Philomath, OR (Central Willamette Valley); Multiple Outdoor Program Centers throughout Oregon.
About Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
If you have a passion for outdoor experiences, then a seasonal job with one of our summer overnight camps may be for you!
Spending time in the outdoors is a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts provide opportunities for girls to discover, connect, and take action in ways that build courage, confidence, and character. These experiences increase girls’ understanding and curiosity about the natural world and shape girl leaders who are environmentally conscientious. The all-girl environment and proven programming show girls the benefits of outdoor experiences in ways that encourage them to take healthy risks and overcome their fears.
To make all of this possible, we need dedicated and talented staff to help teach girls new skills and keep them safe as they explore new camp experiences. Most of your time will be spent in the great outdoors doing fun activities with girls such as camping, hiking, archery, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts – depending on your skills and interests.
The Employee Experience
Seasonal jobs with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GSOSW) offer a great opportunity to experience our programs while providing valuable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities. Whether you are seeking hands-on experience or looking for a summer of adventure, we have an opportunity for you.
Advantages of Seasonal Jobs at GSOSW
- Make a great impact in a short period of time
- Earn money while supporting a worthy organization
- Build professional skills & learn:
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills & Leadership
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Presentation & Facilitating Group Activities
- Paid Training
- Make a difference in the lives of Girl Scouts
- Get professional references
- Make new friends
Camp staff often return year after year because of the great experiences and friendships they build each summer. Our camp staff stay connected beyond the summer through social media groups.
What's Life Like at Camp?
- Camp staff live on-site during the summer (mid-June through August).
- Most weeks, staff work 6 days, with at least 1 day off.
- Meals and lodging are included.
- Accommodations include screened cabins, yurts, and Adirondacks. Shower and toilet facilities are separate from cabins and could include non-flush toilets and dormitory-style showers.
- Modern amenities, such as a staff house with Wi-Fi, are available during breaks.
The ideal candidate loves the outdoors and is passionate about supporting our campers' leadership development and personal growth. Our camp staff genuinely enjoys interacting with youth campers and building awesome, lasting connections with other staff.
Room and Board
This position is required to live on-site, with limited time off. Staff must be willing to live and work in rustic facilities such as screened cabins, yurts, and Adirondacks. Shower and toilet facilities are separate from cabins and could include non-flush toilets and dormitory-style showers. Meals are provided for staff. Room and board are provided in addition to salary.
Located in the Columbia River Gorge near Stevenson, Washington, Camp Arrowhead has 260 acres of forest, meadows, trails, a pool, and a lake. Camp Arrowhead is located at the base of Dog Mountain and Wind Mountain and has varied terrain and dramatic views. It’s also a great place to set up base camp for many other adventures in the Gorge, such as mountain biking, climbing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting and tubing, zip line and aerial park tour, and the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.
Located two miles south of Florence in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, this 47-acre site is on a freshwater lake near the Oregon coast. Nearby activities include sandboarding & dunes, the hobbit trail hike, and sea lion caves. Nearby, trails around the restored 19th-century Heceta Head Lighthouse offer views of seabirds and migrating whales.