Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Make a Difference in Yourself, in a Camper, in the World - Work at Girl Scout Camp!

Backed by more than 100 years of experience, Girl Scout camps provide a unique opportunity for girls to build independence, develop social skills, and explore new interests. Camp is a place for girls to grow, explore, and have fun. At camp, girls learn the value of cooperation and team building as they gain the confidence and skills they need to grow into healthy young women.

Southern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin

About Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys has four unique camps spread throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin and serves 30,000 girls. We are one of 112 Girl Scout councils that make up the national Girl Scout Movement, sharing the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. 

Whether you love horses, forest trails, the lake, or pretty much any other outdoor amenity, our camps have got you covered. Camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends, and having fun.

The Employee Experience

General Staff have a base camp where they spend most of their time, and may also be given the opportunity to work at another camp for a week or two. Participating at our different camps gives you a great opportunity to see more of our camps and to experience our broad range of camp activities. Counselors and Specialists live on property at camp caring for campers. 

The summer camp staff experience is full immersion, with limited personal time. Camp staff members enjoy up to two hours off every day which is spent in camp and one day off each week. Days off may be spent in or out of camp. Many staff members work together to plan activities or outings to local destinations on their day off. Each Girl Scout camp has access to the Internet for staff members, but time is limited. Staff may bring their own cell phones, but use is limited to when staff members are on their time off, only. All staff are asked not to have their cell phones in front of campers at anytime. We strive to maintain a camp experience that celebrates our beautiful surroundings and fellowship. 

Ideal Candidate

  • Are you friendly?
  • Can you stay calm and friendly under pressure?
  • Are you good at switching gears?
  • Are you willing to learn new things?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you like working outdoors?
  • Are you described as “a glass half full” kind of person?

If you answered yes to these questions, we’d like you to apply to work at one of our wonderful Girl Scout camps! Fill out the application today and send it to us. This could be the one job that makes the greatest difference in your life and in the lives of many others!

Room and Board

Room and board is provided for all staff during the season. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served everyday through the summer as well! 

All staff will live on camp in accommodations appropriate for their position. This could include cabins with or without electricity and bathrooms, yurts, tents or troop houses with bathrooms and electricity.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff are welcome to bring their own vehicles and park them at camp. We can also arrange for pick up from an airport or bus station if traveling via public transportation.

Our Jobs

Assistant Camp Director

Camp Elk River and Camp Singing Hills

Empower, mentor and support camp staff. Supervising staff and overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day running of camp, including developing and implementing curriculum, providing strong program design, flexibly adapting and reacting to the fast pace of camp. Filling in for camp director when needed.


Camp Elk River, Camp Lakamaga, Camp Northwoods, and Camp Singing Hills

Prepare and serve high-quality meals for up to 300 participants. Must be able to work well as a member of a team to prepare nutritional and camper-friendly meals, assist with clean-up and inventory, and ensure all health and safety standards are met. Documented experience in food prep/cooking req.

Food Service Director

Camp Northwoods and Camp Singing Hills

Direct the food service operations for up to 300 participants at any one time. Includes adequate stock rotation and food purchasing, food preparation, following menu to ensure balanced nutrition, supervise and direct staff working in the kitchen, etc. ServSafe certification and experience necessary.

Health Care Director

Camp Elk River and Camp Singing Hills

Oversee health and safety of all campers and staff. Perform first aid, respond to emergencies, maintain contact with the camp physician, ​maintain accurate health logs and records as legal documents. ​​First Aid + CPR cert. are minimum requirements. RN’s preferred, EMT and first responders accepted.

Maintenance/Cleaning Staff

Camp Elk River, Camp Lakamaga, Camp Northwoods, and Camp Singing Hills

Work with the maintenance staff to ensure that high cleanliness and safety standards are met throughout camp. Fix camp equipment as needed and keep facilities in good working order.

Waterfront Specialist (Lifeguard)

Camp Elk River and Camp Singing Hills

Educate girls in boating (canoe, kayak, row boats, pontoons, paddle and sailboats), and water safety. Supervise swim lessons along with other lifeguards and act calmly and efficiently. Lifeguard certification required.

How to Apply

Please complete our online application via the links below. We look forward to hearing from you!