Leadership Opportunities

Program Aide-in-Training (PAIT)

Girls entering grade 7
The PAIT program is designed by and tailored to each camp. The program prepares girls for being a Program Aide next summer while still participating in many of the regular camp programs.
Fee: PAITs pay regular camper fees.

PAIT Orientation Some camps offer a PAIT orientation prior to camp.

Camp Date Time Location Registration
Rising Stars/Meadow Springs Retreat February 15-16 4:00 p.m. Winding River RSVP with Lori "Blue Heron" Miller

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Program Aide (PA)

Teens entering grades 8-9. As a PA, teens serve as a mentor to younger campers and assist adults in facilitating activities and/or working in a unit with campers.
Fee: There is no fee to be a PA. PAs pay the overnight fee, if they choose to stay overnight.

Training Prior to Camp:
The first summer as a PA teens attend PA Core Training (AKA Teen Leadership Training). It is recommended (not mandatory) to attend the Event Specific Training that takes place in the afternoon after a PA Core Training.

PA Core Trainings
Saturday, June 14, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, New Berlin Service Center 
Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks *

*New PAs and adults attending day camps at Trefoil Oaks also attend Outdoor Skills Training on Saturday, June 21, 12:30-3:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks

PA Core Training led by a specific day camp
Girls can attend the training below for their camp or attend the council PA Core Training listed above.
 
Camp Date Time Location Registration
Alpha Moraine Tuesday, July 8 4:00-6:00 p.m. Genesee Town Hall  
Glacier Hills May 16-18 TBD Winding River RSVP to the camp director
Northern Lights PAIT at day camp previous summer Summer 2013 Winding River N/A
Sun Lakes March 7 6:00-9:00 p.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego RSVP to the camp director
Sunny Trails Monday, June 2 5:00-8:00 p.m. New Berlin, see confirmation for address RSVP to elisaneckar@yahoo.com
Sunny Trails Saturday, June 28 1:00-4:00 p.m. New Berlin, see confirmation for address RSVP to elisaneckar@yahoo.com
Woodland Trails PAIT at day camp previous summer Summer 2013 Chinook N/A


 

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Day Camp Specific Training for PAs

Most camps offer a camp-specific orientation for all levels of PAs. This training/orientation is in addition to the PA Core and are different for each day camp. 

Camp Date Time Location Registration
Alpha Moraine Tuesday, July 8 4:00-7:30pm Genesse Town Hall All new and returning PAs attend. Dinner included. Training 4:00-6:00pm; Meeting 6:00-7:30pm.
Deer Trails Sunday, April 27 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Covenant Harbor Low and High Ropes, Lake Geneva RSVP to Linnea "Sunflower" Logan blogan1@wi.rr.com
Glacier Hills May 16-18 TBD Winding River RSVP to the camp director
Rising Stars/Meadow Springs Retreat Feb 15-16 overnight Winding River RSVP to Lori "Blue Heron" Miller
Rising Stars/Meadow Springs Work Weekend May 30-June 1 TBD Winding River RSVP to Lori "Blue Heron" Miller
Sun Lakes Sunday, July 20 Noon-2:00 p.m. Pottawatomie Hills Required.
Sunny Trails Monday, June 2 5:00-8:00 p.m. New Berlin, see confirmation for address RSVP to elisaneckar@yahoo.com
Sunny Trails Sunday, June 8 2:00-5:00 p.m. New Berlin, see confirmation for address RSVP to elisaneckar@yahoo.com
Trefoil Saturday, July 12 9:00 a.m.-noon Trefoil Oaks Program Center RSVP to pepsiroeschen@yahoo.com
Whispering Willows Saturday, May 31 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pottawatomie Hills for the property orientation and tour RSVP to the camp director
Whispering Willows Sunday, July 13 1:30 p.m. Pottawatomie Hills RSVP to the camp director
Woodland Trails Wednesday, July 16 6:00-7:00 p.m. ProHealth Care Medical Center, Mukwonago Required for all PAs.

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Counselor-In-Training (CIT) for Day Camp

Teens entering grade 10-graduating seniors. CIT is the next step in building leadership skills. CITs lead activities or a unit with an adult mentor.
Fee: There is no fee to be a CIT. CITs pay the overnight fee, if they choose to stay overnight.

CIT Training: Training for new CITs. 
Saturday, April 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Winding River
Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, New Berlin Service Center
Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks Program Center
Wednesday, June 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m., New Berlin Service Center

CIT Training led by a specific day camp: Training for new CITs. Girls can attend the training below for their camp or attend the council CIT Training listed above.
Camp Date Time Location Registration
Glacier Hills May 16-18 TBD Winding River RSVP to the camp director
Sun Lakes Friday, March 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego RSVP to the camp director
Woodland Trails Monday, June 16 6:00-8:00 p.m. ProHealth Care Medical Center, Mukwonago Required for all new CITs.









 

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Day Camp Specific Training for CITs

Most camps offer a camp-specific orientation for all levels of CITs.

Camp Date Time Location Registration
Deer Trails Sunday, April 27 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Covenant Harbor Low and High Ropes, Lake Geneva RSVP to Linnea "Sunflower" Logan blogan1@wi.rr.com
Glacier Hills May 16-18 TBD Winding River RSVP to the camp director
Rising Stars/Meadow Springs Retreat February 15-16 TBD Winding River RSVP to Lori "Blue Heron" Miller
Rising Stars/Meadow Springs Work Weekend May 30-June 1 TBD Winding River RSVP to Lori "Blue Heron" Miller
Trefoil Monday, July 7 6:00-8:30 p.m. Trefoil Oaks Program Center All CITs attend
Whispering Willows Saturday, May 31 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pottawatomie Hills for the property orientation and tour RSVP to camp director
Woodland Trails Wednesday, July 16 6:00-7:00 p.m. ProHealth Care Medical Center, Mukwonago Required for all  CITs.

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Day Camp Designers

Day Camp Designers is a group of PAs and CITs who want to make a difference at day camps across the council using their leadership skills and experiences. Sign up for the date(s) that work for you. All sessions are free. For questions, e-mail Andrea Yanacheck at ayanacheck@gswise.org.

Saturday, October 11,  2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Chinook Program Center
Choose the final T-shirt design for 4000+ girls.
Wednesday, November 12,  2014, 6:00-7:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center
Create a social media blitz to market camp.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00-7:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center
Select this summer's patch and decide Summer 2016's theme.

What are the rewards?
• Get a free camp T-Shirt for those who come to more than one session
• Help design the camp T-shirt, patch, and theme
• Create new and improved camp programming
• Share your opinions and ideas on improving camp with the day camp directors
• Make new friends
• Be a part of a tradition...camp year-round
• Make a difference
• Be a Leader!

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"I really want to be a PA (Program Aide) because seeing and watching all the older girls around me as a child made me want to be like them. I always wanted to help smaller Girl Scouts out because then I feel as if I am doing a big role. Also, I am a very fun and energetic person. This is a huge opportunity for me! I am so excited to help out!"

— Angelina M., Future Day Camp PA


"I couldn't wait to be a PA! I really like to work with kids. When I started camp, I really liked having a PA with us. Now I am a PA."

— Natalie M., Day Camp PA