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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 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