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Working at camp is a life-changing experience for camp staff and their campers. Staff are role-models, self-confidence boosters, unconditional friends, caregivers, and cheerleaders. In the eyes of our campers, you are the real-life superheroes. Girl Scout camp is a unique experience for you as a staff member that will grow your mind, body, and soul for years to come.

A job at camp can prepare you for your first year of college, managing your finances, living with roommates, handling emergencies, working effectively with others, and care-taking and supervising children and staff. You can apply the skills you learn over the summer to any profession you choose to go into.

First-time staff will need to participate in training specific to their position. Our trainings start the last week of May or early June. Staff will need to attend these in order to be prepared for their position. All adult staff members are required to become First Aid and CPR certified which is offered as part of training and some positions requiring more advanced certifications.

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 Camp Birch Trails | Resident Camp

Camp Birch Trails is our overnight resident camp just outside of Merrill, Wisconsin. Staff working there will typically live onsite for the entire summer with room and board included. Campers arrive on Sundays and leave Friday afternoon. Programs included in-camp activities, horse stables, and wilderness trips out of camp -canoeing, kayaking, and backpacking. We offer short stay, one, two- and three-week programs for our campers.

There is nothing like overnight sleepaway camp – friendships are forged of staff from around the globe. Incredible adventures are waiting for you. We offer back to basics summer camp with arts & crafts, boating, swimming, and eating s’mores around the fire. Field trip programs that go horseback riding. It gets better – interested in becoming a Wilderness Trip leader and leading girls on canoeing, kayaking, or backpacking adventures around Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota!

 Camp Birch Trails

Resident Camp | Irma, Wisconsin

About Camp Birch Trails

Camp Birch Trails is our overnight resident camp just outside of Merrill, Wisconsin. Staff working there will typically live onsite for the entire summer with room and board included. Campers arrive on Sundays and leave Friday afternoon. Programs included in camp activities, horse stables, and wilderness trips out of camp -canoeing, kayaking, and backpacking. We offer short stay, one, two- and three-week programs for our campers.

There is nothing like overnight sleepaway camp – friendships are forged of staff from around the globe. Incredible adventures are waiting for you. We offer back to basics summer camp with arts & crafts, boating, swimming, and eating s’mores around the fire. Field trip programs that go horseback riding. It gets better – interested in becoming a Wilderness Trip leader and leading girls on canoeing, kayaking, or backpacking adventures around Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota! 

Daily life at Camp Birch Trails
 Daily life at Camp

All staff will work 12-14 weeks of the summer, living and working with 30 staff members and working with up to 80 campers each week. Counselors and Trip Leaders will work with 6-8 campers each week.  Camp staff will be provided a daily schedule each week for their positions and will participate in waterfront, nature, art, team building, archery, and various other activities throughout the week. Camp staff also jump in to help in all areas in camp to make sure things run smoothly.


 Time Off
  • All staff are given two hours off each day and 12 hours off each week. Time off schedule varies by week but is typically on the weekends unless you are working a two-week program then it will be scheduled during the week.
  • Staff needing to request specific days or time off during the summer will need to do so in writing a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • Due to COVID-19 we will respectfully ask that all staff spend much of their time off at camp to limit potential exposure in the community.
 Things to Be Prepared For
  • Room and board are included while you are working at camp this summer – this is factored into your pay as well.
  • Living and working at a summer camp requires a lot from staff members. Here are a few things to keep in mind-flexibility, limited privacy, pushing yourself to grow as a person, putting the needs of others ahead of your own, to laugh, act crazy, and have an amazing summer with your campers, jumping in mud puddles, and being proud of the mess you’ve made. As well as working on your own interpersonal and communication skills to help build your resume for future opportunities.
  • We are looking for go-getters, heroes, and adventurers that are excited to bring fun and discovery to campers in a fast-paced outdoor environment all summer long. 
 COVID-19 Policies

Camp staff will be expected to live and work with a face mask on all summer long except where appropriate to take off. They will be the leaders in making hand washing/sanitizing regularly a fun and exciting part of our day. Staff will also need to help to ensure that everyone at camp is practicing social distancing. But most of all camp staff will ensure that campers and staff are being safe and practicing healthy personal hygiene every day while at camp. 

Summer Schedule
 Trainings by position
  • Wilderness Trip Leaders: May 19-23
  • Leadership/Director Training: May 24-27
  • Supervisor Training: May 25-27
  • Specialist Training: May 26-27
  • All Staff Training: May 29-June 4
  • Lifeguard Training: June 7-10
  • CPR/First Aid Training: June 10
  • Wilderness First Aid Training: June 10-12
 Weekly schedule by date
  • Week 1 June 13-18
  • Week 2 June 20-25
  • Weekend Day program June 26
  • Week 3 June 27-July 2
  • Week 4 July 7-9
  • Troop Day programs July 8, 9, 10
  • Week 5 July 11-16
  • Week 6 July 18-23
  • Weekend Day program July 24
  • Week 7 July 25-30
  • Week 8 August 1-6
  • Week 9 August 8-13
  • Staff will need to be available for weekend programs and two-week programs as well during the summer. Work week schedules (different from daily schedules) will be given out during the start of camp. You will be given a schedule at the beginning of the summer based on the programs you have signed up for during training. 
Camp Birch Trails | Positions Available | Leadership/Director Staff
 Assistant Camp Director

Description: The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for assisting the Camp Director in the management, planning, organization, and implementation of camp programs. They will assist in the supervision, monitoring, and participate in all aspects of camp. The Assistant Camp Director is expected to serve as an appropriate role model and leader for all of staff and children at camp. Additionally, they will directly supervise the Center Staff Team and is a resource in problem-solving with programming, campers, and staff. This is a seasonal position and is required to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with a Lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid/AED, and Wilderness First Aid at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training. Previous resident camp and supervisory experience is required.

Compensation: Starting at $450 per week or $75 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. 


 Head Cook

Description: The Head Cook is responsible for planning, preparing, and cleaning for all meals and snacks. They will ensure health and safety standards are always met and accommodate for camper and staff dietary restrictions. This is a leadership position which is part of the Center Staff team, directly supervises the Camp Assistants and the Assistant Cook, and is a resource in problem solving and programming with campers and camp staff. This is a seasonal position and it is helpful to live site for the duration of this positions but is not required.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with CPR/First Aid/AED and ServSafe certification at a minimum preferred or willing at receive as part of training. Previous food service/catering experience required.

Compensation: Starting at $360 per week or $60 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. Hourly pay and off-site housing will be discussed based on experience and qualification.


 Health & Safety Director 

Description: The Health and Safety Director is responsible for the health and safety of all the campers and camp staff. They will provide care to injuries and accidents as well as distribute medication and create first aid kits. This is a leadership position which is part of the Center Staff team, indirectly supervises staff, and is a resource in problem solving and programming with campers and staff. This is a seasonal position and is preferred to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position however hourly positions can be discussed.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with EMT, Wilderness First Responder or higher training and certification required; registered nurses are preferred.

Compensation: Starting at $360 per week or $60 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. Hourly pay and off-site housing will be discussed based on experience and qualification.


 Program Director

Description: The Program Director leads the planning and delivery of program activities and events that occur at camp. They are responsible for the organization and preparation of program packets, requirements, and activities. They collaborate with other staff to ensure the delivery of the programs on and off camp. Additionally, they assist in the management of the overall camp operation. This is a leadership role that is a part of the Center Staff team in which is a supervisor and a resource for problem solving with campers and staff. This is a seasonal position and is required to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with a Lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid/AED and Wilderness First Aid at a minimum preferred or willing at receive as part of training. Archery and Low Ropes training or certification is required and can be obtained during staff training.  Previous resident camp and supervisory experience is required.

Compensation: Starting at $360 per week or $60 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. 

 

Camp Birch Trails | Positions Available | Center Staff
 Head Counselor

Description: The Head Counselor(s) are responsible for the direction supervision and assistance in programming for counselors. They will ensure that program requirements are being met and that units are managed properly. This is a leadership position that directly supervises the counseling staff and is a resource in problem-solving and programming with campers and staff. This is a temporary position and is required to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position. Each 1 of the Head Counselors will also help to oversee a specific program area of camp.

Head Counselor for Art & Nature will oversee the art and nature buildings at camp as well as activities and curriculum to provide for campers.

Head Counselor for Sports will oversee the sports, archery and teambuilding areas at camp and will need to hold a Level 1 USA Archery certification (can be obtained during training) And Low Ropes course certification.

Head Counselor for Waterfront will also oversee the waterfront area of camp, specifically the swimming and boating schedules. This person will need a Lifeguarding certification (can be obtained during training) and boaters’ certification.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 18 years of age with a Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid/AED at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training. Archery and Low Ropes training or certification is preferred but not required and can be obtained during staff training.  Previous resident camp and supervisory experience is preferred but not required.

Compensation: Starting at $300 per week or $50 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. 

Camp Birch Trails | Positions Available | All Staff
 Counselor

Description: The Counselors are responsible for leading programs on a weekly basis and ensuring program requirements are being met. They will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all the campers and encourage them to try new things. Additionally, they will participate and facilitate the production of camp operations and themes. This is a seasonal position and is required to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail with a passion for living, leading, and sharing with campers. Be at least 18 years of age with a Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid/AED at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training.

Compensation: Starting at $270 per week or $45 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. 


 Trip Leader

Description: The Trip Leader(s) is responsible for leading safe and educational wilderness trips for campers. They will develop an awareness of Leave No Trace camping and teach campers how to survive and enjoy tripping in the backcountry. This is a position that will serve as a leader and mentor to campers throughout the summer. This is a seasonal position and is required to live on camp property and on trail throughout the duration of the position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail and passion for leading campers on wilderness adventures in canoeing, kayaking, and backpacking for 3 to 18 days out on trail. Be at least 21 years of age with a Lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid/AED, and Wilderness First Aid at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training. Wilderness First Responder preferred but not required.

Compensation: Starting at $300 per week or $50 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications. 

Camp Birch Trails | Positions Available | Underage Staff
 Camp Assistant

Description: The Camp Assistant(s) (also known as a CA) is responsible for assisting with duties around camp with most focus on work in the kitchen. They will assist with preparing and cleaning all meals and snacks on a daily basis. Occasionally they will aid in camp cleaning, program assistance, and activities with groups. This is a seasonal position and is required to live on camp property throughout the duration of the position. *Prerequisite to have completed Counselor in Training II at Camp Birch Trails.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed the Counselor in Training program at Camp Birch Trails and must be at least 16-17 years of age.

Compensation: Starting at $240 per week or $40 per day with room and board included depending on experience and qualifications.

 

 Camp Winnecomac

Day Camp | Kaukauna, Wisconsin

About Camp Winnecomac

Camp Winnecomac is our day camp, a hidden gem surrounded by trails of the 1,000 Island Nature Preserve in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Camp Winnecomac offers an expansive, versatile property in a secluded setting within the city. Winnecomac offers two lodge buildings, a shower house, screened unit shelters with campfire rings, yurts and tent-cabs, and a large playfield area. We also offered Archery and a low ropes teambuilding course for camper to use.

Camp Winnecomac is a great camp for first-time campers and girls looking to experience the outdoors closer to home. Camp Winnecomac is a day camp setting with minimal overnight options for girls. Sessions One to Five are day camp programs with staggered start times and no overnight is offered. The Daisy journey program is two-day sessions and Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador programs are overnight programs.  

Daily Life at Camp

All staff will work 10-11 weeks of the summer, spending days outside and working with 9 staff members and up to 50 campers each week. Counselors will work with 8 campers each week.  Camp staff will be provided a daily schedule each week for their positions and will participate in nature, art, teambuilding, archery and various other activities throughout the week. Camp staff also jump into help in all areas in camp to make sure things run smoothly.


 Time Off

Staff needing to request specific days or time off during the summer will need to do so in writing a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Due to COVID-19 we will respectfully ask that all staff spend much of their time off at home to limit potential exposure in the community.


 Things to Be Prepared For

Camp runs for 9 weeks of the summer, 4 of those weeks we offer overnights to campers as part of their program. Camp Staff will be expected to stay overnight on those evenings and will be paid for their overnight work.

Working at a summer camp requires a lot from staff members. Here are a few things to keep in mind-flexibility, limited privacy, pushing yourself to grow as a person, putting the needs of others ahead of your own, to laugh, act crazy, and have an amazing summer with your campers, jumping in mud puddles, and being proud of the mess you’ve made. As well as working on your own interpersonal and communication skills to help build your resume for future opportunities.

We are looking for go-getters, heroes, and adventurers that are excited to bring fun and discovery to campers in a fast-paced outdoor environment all summer long.


 COVID-19 Policies

Camp staff will be expected to live and work with a face mask on all summer long except where appropriate to take off. They will be the leaders in making hand washing/sanitizing regularly a fun and exciting part of our day. Staff will also need to help to ensure that everyone at camp is practicing social distancing. But most of all camp staff will ensure that campers and staff are being safe and practicing healthy personal hygiene every day while at camp.

Summer Schedule
 Trainings by Position
  • Center Staff Training: June 6
  • All Staff Training: June 7-11 with one night overnight
  • CPR/First Aid Training: TBD
 Weekly Schedule by Date
  • Week 1 June 14-18
  • Week 2 June 21-25
  • Week 3 June 28-July 2
  • Week 4 July 5-9
  • Day session July 10, 9 am to 12 pm
  • Week 5 July 12-16
  • Week 6 July 19-23
  • Day session July 24, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Week 7 July 26-30
  • Week 8 August 2-6
  • Day session August 7, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Week 9 August 9-13
  • Staff will need to be available for overnights and three weekend day sessions. Work week schedules (different from daily schedules) will be given out during the start of camp. You will be given a schedule at the beginning of the summer based on the programs you have signed up for during training. 
Positions
 Camp Director

Description: The Camp Director is responsible for the management planning, organization, and implementation of camp programs. They will assist in the supervision, monitoring, and participation in all aspects of camp. The Camp Director is expected to serve as an appropriate role model and leader for all of staff, children, and parents at camp. Additionally, they will directly supervise the Center Staff Team and as a resource in problem-solving with programming, campers, and staff. This is a seasonal position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with a ServSafe, CPR/First Aid/AED and Wilderness First Aid at a minimum preferred or willing at receive as part of training. Previous camp and supervisory experience are required.

Compensation: Starting at $400 per week or $80 per day depending on experience and qualifications.


 Program Director

Description: The Program Director leads the planning and delivery of program activities and events that occur at camp. They are responsible for the organization and preparation of program packets, requirements, and activities. They collaborate with other staff to ensure the delivery of the programs on and off camp. Additionally, they assist in the management of the overall camp operation. This is a leadership role that is a part of the Center Staff team in which is a supervisor and a resource for problem-solving with campers and staff. This is a seasonal position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with a CPR/First Aid/AED and Wilderness First Aid at a minimum preferred or willing at receive as part of training. Previous camp and supervisory experience are required.

Compensation: Starting at $375 per week or $75 per day depending on experience and qualifications.


 Behavior Director

Description: The Behavior Director is responsible for the oversight of the emotional wellbeing of campers and staff. This position will work to eliminate or replace ineffective or negative behaviors with appropriate and positive actions. Additionally, they will assist staff in issues that arise in their personal and work life. This is a leadership position that is part of the Center Staff team that supervises staff and acts as a resource in problem-solving and programming with campers and staff. This is a seasonal position.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Be at least 21 years of age with a degree or schooling in Child Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, etc., and CPR/First Aid/AED certification at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training.

Compensation: Starting at $375 per week or $75 per day depending on experience and qualifications.


 Counselor

Description: The Counselors are responsible for leading programs on a weekly basis and ensuring program requirements are being met. They will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all the campers and encourage them to try new things. Additionally, they will participate and facilitate the production of camp operations and themes. This is a seasonal position and may be required to stay overnight during specific scheduled programs at Camp Winnecomac.

Qualifications: Candidates must be highly organized with strong attention to detail with a passion for living, leading, and sharing with campers. Be at least 18 years of age and have CPR/First Aid/AED at a minimum preferred or willing to receive as part of training.

Compensation: Starting at $360 per week or $72 per day depending on experience and qualifications.