Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • 19-Oct-2017 to 30-Jun-2018 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

Resident Camp Mid-Season Cabin Staff
REPORTS TO: Cabin Staff Lead
DATE: July 2018
STATUS: Seasonal

EMPLOYMENT DATES: July 1st, 2018 - August 3rd, 2018


         Guide and counsel girls in a camp unit of 20-24 girls in daily living, camp activities, and girl/adult government focused on carrying out camp goals.

         Work plans are developed under the direction of the head counselor and in cooperation with other unit staff, based on camp program goals and procedures.

         Individual work plans are developed and evaluated by Camp Director in conjunction with Girl Scouts of Colorado program plans, budget, and this job description.

         Work on a team of 3-4 other staff implementing all duties and responsibilities.




  • Implement program based on camp program goals, policies, and procedures to provide a quality outdoor education experience for girls.
  • Guide planning, activities, and experiences in the unit to carry out program goals using democratic government and girl planning appropriate to age and readiness.
  • Guide girls in becoming a group which includes and appreciates all members and accepts individual differences.
  • Get to know assigned girls by reading the parent information, talking to parents and listening to girls.  Know their names, special interests and problems.  Consistently show interest in the campers.
  • Adapt and adjust activities and methods to individual and group needs and abilities.
  • Help assure the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  • Incorporate camp skills and environmental awareness into the program.  Use site resources.
  • Carry out activities to encourage personal growth, learn skills, and provide challenge appropriate to age, ability and readiness.
  • Supervise and participate with campers in their activities and kapers.
  • Assist program specialists or other resource staff by organizing the group, maintaining discipline and assisting with the instruction if qualified.
  • Evaluate unit program with campers and staff.
  • Complete and file trip itineraries, food and equipment requisitions, badge work records, and other reports accurately and on time.
  • Submit written recommendations for future camp program and operations.
  • Act as a role model of Girl Scout principles for campers and staff.
  • Work in conjunction with Program Staff, CITs, PAs, and Volunteers providing adequate support.


  • Maintain high standards of health, sanitation, safety, and security to prevent accidents and to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Use safe practices in all activities in accordance with camp procedures and guidelines.
  • Practice good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Encourage good hygiene practices by campers.
  • Use methods of discipline that are appropriate and in accordance with policies of Girl Scouts of Colorado.
  • Teach and participate in rehearsals of emergency procedures.
  • Notify your Unit Lead of health needs of girls.  Assure that campers receive medications as directed by the Health Supervisor, including on hikesand overnights.
  • See that campers are properly dressed for the activity.
  • Administer first aid until the Health Supervisor or other professionals arrive.
  • Implement security procedures.  Alert supervisor to potentially hazardous conditions or situations.
  • Keep records, write reports, and submit recommendations as directed.
  • Maintain, use, and store equipment and facilities properly; report needed repairs.  Inventory equipment as directed.

3.       Contribute to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole, and between the diverse individuals employed by the Council or giving volunteer service.

a.        Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in the area of pluralism.

b.       Demonstrate sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and social diversity of individuals and groups.

c.        Demonstrate a recognition and understanding of good customer service in all dealings and interactions as an employee of Girl Scouts of Colorado by maintaining constructive relationships with co-workers, girl members, parents, volunteers, and the community.

4.       Participate as a professional member of the total staff in providing effective staff service to the Council.

a.        Be an active member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., demonstrating the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all activities of the job.

b.       Present a positive image to parents and visitors through attitude, dress, and courtesy.

c.        Perform other duties to foster a cooperative climate and a smoothly operating camp.

d.       Participate in pre-camp and in-service trainings, attend staff meetings and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.

e.        Keep such records and files as are necessary to carry out the job.

f.        Participate in supervisory conferences and in the staff evaluation process.

g.       Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, or campers.

h.       Adhere to all safety and security procedures at all times.

i.         Identify volunteer and employed staff members with potential for future volunteer and employed positions.



1.       Supervise campers at meals and all-camp activities.

2.       Open and close unit sites as directed, including cleaning, doing inventory, and moving and storing equipment.

3.       Talk to parents to share information, to get input, to reassure them and to promote a positive image of camp.

4.       Maintain order and cleanliness in general camp areas, including staff areas and laundry.

5.       Provide support to volunteer staff as needed.

In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.









  •          Willing to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of the camp and the Girl Scout organization.
  •          Outdoor program.
  •          Developmental needs of children.
  •          Flexible and adaptable.
  •          Adaptable to the camp setting and community life.
  •          Work as a team member with other adults.
  •          Able to meet emergencies calmly.
  •          Work with girls and adults for diverse backgrounds.
  •          Group dynamics.
  •          Behavior management.
  •          Program requirements for the safe conduct of activities.
  •          Recognize potentially hazardous conditions.
  •          Pass CBI/FBI criminal record check.
  •          Documentation of legal employment status.
  •          Flexible and adaptable dealing with changing situations and settings.
  •          Crisis management
  •          Work with diverse adults and children.
  •          Ability to work within a budget.
  •          Keep accurate records.
  •          Ability to work under pressure.
  •          Physical ability to move equipment up to 30 lbs.
  •          Membership in the Girl Scout organization.



  •          At least one year of college or equivalent work experience or high school graduate and completion of CIT training.
  •          Current first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification required.



  •          Experience working with children in groups of 16-30.
  •          Camp experience as a camper or counselor desirable.
  •          Working with girls and adults from diverse backgrounds.
  •          Leadership of groups of children or peers.
  •          Experience in record keeping and purchasing.
  •          A desire to want to work with children.


  •          Program equipment, including cooking equipment, activity equipment, saddles, tents.
  •          Audiovisual equipment
  •          Telephone and cell phone
  •          Computer
  •          Use of telephone frequently during the day and evening hours.



  •          Campers come from throughout rural and metropolitan areas.  Many campers are recruited from low-income areas.
  •          Camp living and activity areas are spread over approximately 400 acres.  Staff can expect to walk several miles each day.
  •          Program activities are carried out in the out-of-doors and are often strenuous.
  •          Staff tents or living quarters are shared with other staff and/or campers..
  •          Equipment is generally stored in living or program areas, but may need to be carried from a central area.
  •          Except for daily time off, counselors are with campers at all times.
  •          Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  •          Ability to carry equipment and supplies up to 30 lbs. to outside meetings and events.
  •          Ability to set up tables, chairs, and any necessary equipment.
  •          Must be willing to submit to security check and a driving record check.
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