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Summer Job Opportunities

Applications will be available online starting in January. Please check back.

Change lives, gain skills and have a summer you will never forget! Your passion, enthusiasm and guidance will give girls the confidence they need to try new things, make friendships that will last a lifetime and feel comfortable in their own skin.

Frequently asked questions:
  • Why is Girl Scout camp unique?
    We believe in the power of every girl at Girl Scouts and at camp we unleash the leader within. We inspire girls because they know they’re in a community that wants them to succeed. We help every girl discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energy.
  • Do I have to be a Girl Scout?
    Whether you are new to Girl Scouts or were born one, you can be a part of our team. Not currently registered? Not a problem! Girl Scout membership is $15 per year.
  • What type of experience do I need?
    If you are ready to inspire girls, encourage individuality and promote positivity while you spend all day in the outdoors, this is the place for you. As you put her needs first, you’ll be the role model a girl needs to find herself. Our ideal camp staffer has boundless energy, compassion and a great attitude that shines through on rainy days, even when your campers are homesick or you've sung the same camp song 50 times.
  • Is there training for camp staff?
    Don’t worry, we prepare you to do this amazing work! Our training covers everything you need to know to be successful in your job. This includes seven to 10 days of paid training for Camp Alice Chester and Camp Silverbrook and three to eight hours for Day Camps by Community.
  • What’s the difference between Day Camp and Resident Camp?
    Camp Alice Chester: Staff rotates between a-frame cabins, platform tents and buildings.

    Camp Silverbrook: Staff lives in cabins or commutes to camp daily.

    Camp iGirl: Staff stays in an Alverno College residence hall.

    Day Camps by Community: Staff commutes.
  • Where do I sleep?
    Camp Alice Chester: Staff rotates between a-frame cabins, platform tents and buildings.

    Camp Silverbrook: Staff lives in cabins or commutes to camp daily.

    Camp iGirl: Staff stays in an Alverno College residence hall.

    Day Camps by Community: Staff commutes.
  • What's on the menu?
    Camp Alice Chester and Camp iGirl: Our professional food service is awesome. We eat family style with campers in our dining hall. The cooks prepare a hot breakfast each morning. Cold cereal, toast and coffee are always an option. Lunch and dinner are always accompanied by an open salad bar. The food service staff can work with special dietary needs.
    Camp Silverbrook: For staff that lives at camp, breakfast typically consists of hot meals, cereal or fruit smoothie drinks. Staff makes their own lunches. Fruit, veggie, salad and sandwich supplies are made available. Dinner is a well-balanced meal featuring fruit, veggies, a hot dish and a dessert. The cooks are always open to meal suggestions from staff and can work with special dietary needs. Staff that commutes brings their lunch.

    Day Camps by Community: Staff brings their lunch.
  • Will I have Internet access?
    Yes, camps have shared computers with free Internet access that is available during off-time.
  • What type of time off will I have?
    Camp Alice Chester and Camp iGirl: You will receive a minimum of 24 continuous hours off per week. Usually, it is 40 continuous hours from Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at noon. Each day you get two hours off.
    Camp Silverbrook: You will receive a minimum of 24 continuous hours off per week, usually Saturday or Sunday. Each day camp staffer that lives at camp gets two hours off. Time off may vary between positions.

    Day Camps by Community: Average work day is six to 10 hours, five to six days a week.
  • What are the perks?
    Perks depend on your location. Some staff members receive training and certification in CPR and First Aid at no cost. Additional benefits include: room and board, a staff T-shirt, free laundry, use of camp equipment including canoes and kayaks, a great addition to your resume and healthy outdoor living. As a staff member you will…
    • Be in a beautiful outdoor setting.
    • Challenge yourself, grow, and learn new skills.
    • Be a role model and make a difference in the lives of girls.
    • Meet people from all over the world.
    • Set goals and work as part of a dedicated team to solve problems.
    • Create lasting memories and friendships.
    • Develop leadership skills to last a lifetime.
    • Gain experience and references for your future.
  • How do I share my special skills and talents?
    If you speak a different language, know a type of dance, play an instrument, play a sport, identify trees at a glance, know survival skills, or are most at home in a theatre, we want you to share it! Our camps offer activity sessions that allow staff to share their passions with girls. Last summer, we had staff teach Spanish, henna painting, archeology, tai chi, scrapbooking, and dance aerobics, just to name a few.
  • Who will I be working with?
    At camp, we strive to create an environment that is for all girls. Overall, about 25 percent of our staff comes from diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. Camps also hire staff from around the world to bring different perspectives and cultures to enrich the summer. In the past, we have hosted staff from England, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Thailand, Holland, Venezuela and Mexico.

    Individuals who come to work at camp come to learn more about working hands-on with children or to develop their teaching skills. While previous Girl Scout experience is handy, it is not necessary. Individuals are hired for specific skills and their ability to be a role model for the girls.
  • What if I am a citizen of another country?
    We require that you have a permit to work in the United States before applying to work at our camps. We accept international applicants only through the international hiring agencies, including Camp Leaders (www.campleaders.com) and Camp America (www.aifs.com). Please contact them for more information.
  • Who do I contact for more information?
    If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.

    Kelly Ireland, Camp Silverbrook, Day Camp Director. kireland@gswise.org

    Katrina Weyland, Camp Alice Chester and Camp iGirl, Resident Camp Director. kweyland@gswise.org

    Andrea Yanacheck, Day Camp by Community, Senior Manager. ayanacheck@gswise.org