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For Teens

Share your camp know-how and deliver wow-worthy experiences to our campers by introducing them to new things and encouraging them to explore every dream. Over 1,000 teens lead at day camp, becoming real-life rock stars to younger girl scouts. (Bonus: You can clock in 35+ service hours in one week!) See why teens say they love being at day camp. 

  • Program Aide-in-Training (PAIT) | Entering grade 7
    You love camp yet are ready to start a new role. Have fun as a camper but add a taste of being a Program Aide (PA). Shadow the PAs and try leading an activity or two for younger campers. 

    Fee: PAITs pay the camper fee.

    Training: Some camps provide a PAIT meeting prior to camp. See chart for details.
     
    Camp Training Details
    Alpha Moraine PAIT Pre-Camp Meeting
     
    Sunday, August 2, Pottawatomie Hills, time TBD
    Rising Stars Meadow Springs PAIT Training
     
    Saturday, February 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Camp Winding River
    Rising Stars Meadow Springs PA/CIT/PAIT overnight meeting
     
    Saturday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.-Sunday, February 29, noon, Camp Winding River
    Sunny Trails PAIT, PA, and CIT Camp Orientations
     
    Sunday, July 19, PAITs arrive at
    8:30 a.m. and PAs/CITs arrive at 
    11:00 a.m., Camp Winding River
    Whispering Willows PAIT Orientation Meeting (for all PAITs)
     
    Saturday, March 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Brookfield Senior Community Center (2000 N. Calhoun Rd)
  • Program Aide (PA) | Entering grades 8-9
    Share your talents as you lead younger campers and adults in a rockin’ good time. Work with an adult mentor to fine tune the skills that make you great.

    Fee: None (day camp), $15 (overnight or evening)

    PA Core Training:
    • Prior to your first summer as a PA, attend PA Core Training through your PA Coordinator or the council.
    • It is highly recommended to attend the Event Specific Training which is paired with PA Core Training, but it's not mandatory.
    • Camp Specific PA Training: Most day camps require PAs to attend an orientation prior to camp. See the PA/CIT Training chart by expanding that section on this page.
    Camp Training Details
    Council (open to all teens) PA Core Training
    Event Specific Training
    Register wtih the links above.
    Saturday, March 28, Trefoil
    9:00 a.m.-noon PA Core, $5
    12:30-2:30 p.m. Event Specific, $4
    Council (open to all teens) PA Core Training
    Event Specific Training
    Register with the links above.
    Saturday, April 25, Winding River
    9:00 a.m.-noon PA Core, $5
    12:30-2:30 p.m. Event Specific, $4

    Council (open to all teens)
     
    PA Core Training Saturday, May 30, New Berlin Service Center, 9:00 a.m.-noon PA Core, $5.

    Glacier Hills
     
    PA Core Training (part of Work Weekend) Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17, Camp Winding River

    Kenosha East
     
    PA Core Training Saturday, July 18, 9:00 a.m.-Noon  or Wednesday, July 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Northern Lights
     
    PA Core Training Sunday, August 9, 1:30 p.m., Camp Winding River

    Sun Lakes
     
    PA Core Training (required for all new PAs) Friday, March 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego

    Sunny Trails
     
    PA Core Training with Sunny Trails camp specific training Monday,June 15, 5:00-8:00 p.m., New Berlin (location will be sent via email and Facebook)
     
  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) | Entering grades 10 - graduated seniors

    Master your skills by leading activities or a unit. Be the role model who is confident to dress up and sing silly songs, mediate a dispute, or make an impression that girls remember decades later.  

    Fee: None (day camp), $15 (overnight or evening)

    CIT training: Prior to your first summer as a CIT, attend CIT Training through your PA Coordinator or the council. See the PA/CIT Training chart by expanding that section on this page.

    Camp Training Details
    Council (open to all new CITs) CIT Training
    Register with this link at least 2 weeks prior to the training.
    Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Winding River, $5
    Council (open to all new CITs) CIT Training
    Register with this link at least 2 weeks prior to the training.
    Thursday, June 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m., New Berlin Service Center, $5
    Council (open to all new CITs) CIT Training
    Register with this link at least 2 weeks prior to the training.
    Monday, June 29, 3:00-6:00 p.m., New Berlin Service Center, $5
    Glacier Hills Teen Trainings (part of Work Weekend) Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17, Camp Winding River
    Sun Lakes CIT Training Friday, March 13, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego
    Sunny Trails CIT Training Sunday, July 19, 11:00 a.m., Camp Winding River
    Woodland Trails CIT Training Wednesday, June 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m., D.N. Greenwald Center, Mukwonago
    Kenosha East CIT Training Saturday, July 18, 9:00 a.m.-Noon  or Wednesday, July 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Camp specific PA and CIT Meetings/Orientations
    Camp Training Details
    Alpha Moraine PA/CIT Meeting for new and returning PAs and CITs Tuesday, July 21, time and location TBD
    Alpha Moraine Pre-Camp Tip Testing (highly recommended) Sunday, August 2, CPH, time TBD
    Arrowhead PA/CIT meeting Tuesday, June 16 or Wednesday, June 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m., location TBD
    Belles of the Lake PA and CIT Pre Camp Meeting Saturday, July 11, 1:00-4:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks Program Center
    Deer Trails PA/CIT Training Saturday, May 16, 3:00-9:00 p.m., $15 per PA/CIT, Chinook Program Center with optional overnight at the Tent Cabins.
    Enchanted Waters PA/CIT Training/Orientation Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.-Sunday, May 31, 10:30 a.m., Camp Winding River
    Friends Forward and Kinoje Girls West PA/CIT Training Sunday, August 9, 1:00 p.m. arrival with training starting promptly at 2:00 p.m., CPH
    Glacier Hills Teen Trainings (part of Work Weekend) Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17, Camp Winding River
    Kenosha East PA and CIT meeting Wednesday, July 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m., location TBD
    Lakeland Tip Tests for girls entering grades 4-12 (recommended) Saturday, June 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Camp Winding River
    Northern Lights Adult Volunteer Training (PAs/CITs attend) Sunday, August 9, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Camp Winding River
    Rising Stars Meadow Springs PA/CIT/PAIT overnight meeting Saturday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.-Sunday, February 29, noon, Camp Winding River
    Rising Stars Meadow Springs PA/CIT meeting March, final date for those interested in attending camp to meet the three meeting requirement.
    Sun Lakes Unit Leader training including CITs (not PAs) Thursday, July 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego
    Sun Lakes Camp Orientation for adults & CITs (not PAs) Sunday, July 20, Noon - 2:00 p.m., Camp Pottawatomie Hills
    Sun Lakes Camp Orientation for PA's & CIT's (required) Sunday, July 20, 3:00-7:00 p.m., Camp Pottawatomie Hills. 
    Sunny Trails PAIT, PA, and CIT Camp Orientations Sunday, July 19,  PAITs arrive at
    8:30 a.m. and PAs/CITs at 11:00 a.m., Camp Winding River
    Whispering Willows First year PA Orientation Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Brookfield Senior Community Center (2000 N. Calhoun Rd)
    Whispering Willows Day Camp Specialization Training for PAs, CITs and PAITs Saturday, July 18, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Brookfield City Hall, Senior Center, Multi-purpose room, $25 fee collected for week of camp.
    Whispering Willows PA/CIT Camp set-up Sunday, July 26, Camp Pottawatomie Hills (buses leave St. John Vianney at 12:45 p.m.)
    Woodland Trails PA/CIT Meeting Wednesday, July 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m., D.N. Greenwald Center, Mukwonago 
  • 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.

    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. Register here. It is a free event.

    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 part of a tradition
    • Make a difference
    • Be a leader!

"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