Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Build girls of courage, confidence, and character! Spend your summer catching ocean breezes on the Gulf of Mexico or at our equestrian center in Florida's beautiful piney woods!

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves nearly 25,000 girl and adult members throughout 8 Tampa Bay area counties. We're more than cookies and camping – fostering leadership through programs including science and technology, business, financial literacy, and outdoor and environmental stewardship.

Headquartered in Tampa, FL with 4 camp properties, summer camp is held at Camp Wai Lani in Palm Harbor directly on the Gulf of Mexico and at our equestrian center, Camp Wildwood in Wildwood.

Jobs in the Spotlight

About Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Calling all future camp staff! Looking for an escape to the great outdoors? Ready to unlock your leadership potential? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking to spend some time in the water or take a trail ride on horseback, we’ve got a camp for you. Mmmm, we can smell the campfire and s’mores already!

You'll gain experience and benefits including: Leadership skills, youth development, networking opportunities, professional development, diversity, training and certifications, letters of recommendation, room & board, and biweekly compensation. 

Positions available include: Food Service Manager, Cook, Kitchen Assistant, Healthcare Supervisor (RN strongly preferred), Girl Program Coordinator, Counselors, Counselor/Riding Instructors (Wildwood only), Marketing & Merchandising Specialist/Counselor, Teen Mentoring Specialist, Day Camp Specialist (Wai Lani only). 

**Please note: We are unable to accept international staff this summer.**

Camp Wai Lani in Palm Harbor is on the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 25 miles northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Campers can take a swim in the pool, take aim in archery, visit the Marine Lab, or push their comfort zone with the Challenge Course. 

Camp Wildwood in Wildwood is about 75 miles northeast of Tampa and 25 miles south of Ocala. Wildwood offers 589 acres of original Florida – piney woods and palmettos in sandy soil, huge live oaks with Spanish moss and marshlands. The campgrounds include an array of activities and amenities, from swimming in a Junior Olympic sized pool to horseback riding to the Griffin Nature Center, options are endless! 

Get ready for a summer of making memories with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida!

The Employee Experience

Staff and campers spend days taking part in many different activities: canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, camping, archery, challenge course (Wai Lani only), arts & crafts, horseback riding (Wildwood only) outdoor education, 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. Staff are in charge of supervising their assigned living unit and/or program area. They plan and develop living unit or activity-specific programming and aid in guiding campers in personal growth and challenge-seeking aspects of camp activities through the Girl Scouts 3 processes: Being girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning.

Staff will grow in their leadership skills, gain valuable certifications and training, make lifelong friends, have an unforgettable experience, and have an impact on the lives of hundreds of girls.  

The summer camp staff season runs from the end of May or beginning of June depending on the position, through August 1 and includes staff training.

Ideal Candidate

It just might change your life!

  • Are you friendly and caring?
  • Are you positive?
  • Do you like working outside?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Are you a creative problem-solver?
  • 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 by June 13. 

Room and Board

Room and board is provided for all staff during the season. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served every day 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. 

Employee Perks

  • Being outside all day in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Great, friendly people to work with
  • Staff Lounge 
  • Nutritious meals 
  • Meet new people from all over
  • Life changing experience

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 will arrange to pick you up.

For Fun

We're minutes from the Gulf beaches (Camp Wai Lani is ON the Gulf!) and a short drive to Disney World! 

How to Apply

For full position descriptions and to apply, visit: https://www.gswcf.org/en/our-council/careers.html 

Questions? Contact Erin Hollen ehollen@gswcf.org 


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