Work Hard, Play Hard, Change Lives this Summer!
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Summer Camps are dedicated to building campers of courage, confidence, and character who strive to make the world a better place. Everything we do is focused on helping our campers grow strong and challenge themselves in a safe community where they can be brave and have fun. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive community for all campers and staff.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Summer Camps operates three facilities in the greater Seattle area.
About Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Summer Camps are offered on three diverse properties in Washington State which provide unique outdoor opportunities for Campers. All three facilities provide fun, engaging, and educational programs to young women, including arts/crafts, nature, canoeing, swimming, and outdoor skills.
Camp River Ranch is in Carnation and is our largest camp program, offering the widest range of program areas to campers. Activity areas include Western riding, canoeing, kayaking, biking, arts and crafts, archery, high challenge, rock climbing, drama, gardening, and so much more! River Ranch is seeking specialists to lead activities, general counselors, and leadership team members. Camp River Ranch hires 90 staff members and has between 225 and 300 campers every week.
Camp Robbinswold is near Lilliwaup on the Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula. Water sports and tripping are an important part of camp life, including sailing, sea kayaking, and canoeing overnight trips. Staff at Robbinswold must be comfortable leading canoeing and kayaking trips on the water and living in basic, rustic cabins. This is our smallest camp, serving 90 campers per week and hiring 40 staff. Staff receives 24 hours off in between sessions and two four-day breaks; during long breaks, staff must secure their own housing and meals.
Camp St. Albans is near Belfair on gorgeous lakefront property in south Puget Sound. Western riding, archery, art, canoeing, and paddle boarding are important activities at St. Albans. This facility serves 110 campers a week and hires 55 staff. St. Albans is hiring activity specialists, general counselors, and an office manager.
The Employee Experience
"The reason that I love working at River Ranch comes in many forms. First, it connects me back to my own childhood of growing up there and I can see how much the camp itself has grown. Second, I love seeing my returning campers, most of which remember me and I love seeing that smile of recognition on their faces. Third, I love connecting with the staff there as we have so many international staff and learning about their cultures and still making those life-long friendships through Girl Scouts."
~Krystal (camper, CIT, and counselor)
We are seeking staff who:
- Are aged 18+
- Are comfortable living in a rustic, outdoor environment
- Demonstrate a passion for working with youth
- Are willing to actively participate in creating a safe place for all campers and staff, including LGBTQ+ individuals and persons who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Room and Board
Room and board is provided to all staff. Most meals are prepared by the kitchen staff and eaten in the lodge. Each group cooks out with their unit outside the lodge 2-3 times weeks. Vegetarian and Vegan diets can be accommodated.
Staff shares a cabin or shelter with other staff members near the campers’ cabins. Most shelters are open-air cabins with bunk beds, with near-by toilets and showers.
Compensation: Competitive pay ranging from $2500 - $5000 depending on position. Medical insurance is also provided if you become ill during your time at camp.
Time Off: 24 hours off each week and personal two hours off every full working day. We also offer 3 days of paid illness absence to support our staff if they become ill.
Career Development: Staff training kicks off the summer with opportunities to learn new skills, develop leadership abilities, receive coaching and mentoring and develop training and presentation skills.
Community: Everything we do is focused on helping campers grow strong, building a safe community and having fun. We are committed to leave no trace, composting and other environmental principals.
Other Amenities: Onsite staff internet access, laundry facilities, break areas and accommodating kitchen staff help make our camps some of the best places to work this summer!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Staff are welcome to drive their own vehicles to camp and leave them in assigned staff parking during the summer. We will provide transportation from the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), bus stop, or train station to camp at the beginning of your contract and drop you off at the end of the summer. Staff are responsible for their own transportation fees to Seattle.
Our camps are located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, which each property offering unique experiences to campers and staff alike. Each camp offers unique recreational opportunities for staff that range from excursions into Seattle center to hiking or biking trips in one of our National Parks.
How to Apply
To apply for any of our positions please click APPLY HERE and apply online.
Thanks for your interest in Girl Scouts of Western Washington!