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Summer Camp Employment

Are you interested in helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place? Then this is the job for you! Spend a wonderful summer on staff at a Girl Scouts of Maine Camp! We have two resident camps with 30-40 staff and up to 60-130 girls who attend one (1) week to four (4) week sessions during our 5 week season.

Camp staff assist in the day-to-day activities in their unit or programs areas and help maintain the health and safety of all campers. Staff should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls.

Unit/Program Leaders are in charge of supervising their assigned unit or program area. They recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group. They also plan and develop unit specific programming. Unit/Program assistants aid in guiding unit and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, with an eye towards meeting the needs of each camper. Both positions assist in developing girl-driven unit and program area activities.

Why spend a summer inside at a desk when you can have fun, develop leadership skills, and even add to your résumé? Internships can be arranged.

Camp jobs are the best jobs and can help you grow professionally. See how skills you'll hone at camp can enhance your marketability for job opportunities.

Benefits Include:

  • Beautiful outdoor setting
  • Room and board
  • Waterfront access including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards
  • Nutritious meals with vegetarian option
  • Awesome staff
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Access to many hiking trails
  • Transportation for days off
  • A chance to hone leadership and soft skills needed in future jobs
  • SO MUCH FUN
Camp Pondicherry, Bridgton, ME

Nicole Nelson
888-922-4763
nnelson@gsmaine.org

Job Postings at Camp Pondicherry

We are now hiring for Summer 2020! Please check out our open positions below.

Current open positions (updated 1/7/20): Archery, Baking, Biking, Canoeing, Challenge course (low), High Ropes, Cooking, Creative Arts, Hatchet Throwing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Land sports , Nature education, Outdoor Living Skills, Paddle boarding, Photography, Swimming, Theater, Ukulele.

Assistant Camp Director for Programming
Main responsibility to create, facilitate and oversee all programming aspects of camp which include activity teaching, evening programs, special events and girls choice periods. Key person in the facilitation of GSME specific Trail master program. Work with and mentor staff on creating effective lessons and activity periods. Member of the camp administrative team.   

Wilderness Trip Leader
Plan, organize, and lead hiking and canoeing wilderness camping trips in Maine and New Hampshire. Seeking candidates with previous experience leading wilderness trips or student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, or a similar organization. Current Wilderness First Aid and lifeguarding certifications required. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications. Must be age 21 or older, and have a clean driving record.

Registered Nurse
Current Maine License or ability to obtain. Duties include: Review camper medical history/ forms before arrival and contact parents with questions, opening day check in of campers, be available near the Health Center 24 hours a day and respond to emergencies, responsible for the general health and safety of all camp personnel and campers, and distribution of daily medications.

Kitchen/ Sanitation Assistant
Work as a member of team to assist cooks and Food Service Director in the kitchen and dining hall. Job duties include dishwashing, cleaning the dining hall and kitchen equipment, food preparation, supervising the salad bar and sandwich station, restocking food items, and assisting with inventory.

Cook
Work as a member of team to assist the Food Service Director in the kitchen and dining hall. Job duties include meal preparation, cleaning the dining hall and kitchen equipment, supervising the kitchen/ sanitation assistants when Food Service Director is not present, restocking food items, and assisting with inventory.

Food Service Director

  • Develops and implements balanced, nutritional menus.
  • Prepares all meals in a timely fashion for on time service.
  • Maintains a safe, clean kitchen according to State of Maine Health Department and American Camp Association standards, and assures that all equipment is in proper working order.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory of food and supplies, and places orders when necessary.
  • Limits amount of waste, and manages the budget.
  • Cleans and prepares food service area for use. Closes kitchen down at end of camp, including proper storage of all supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains proper records such as receipts, daily milk count, daily meal count, inventory, dishwashing temps, refrigerator temps, etc.
  • Supervises and provides training and support to kitchen assistants and cooks.
  • Works with staff on pack-outs, food amounts and menus.
  • Participates in specific areas of staff training pertaining to food and the kitchen.
  • Evaluates current season and makes recommendations for next season.
  • Oversees the proper storage and preparation of food to prevent illness.
  • Hold current ServSafe Food Protection manager certification or a willingness to obtain. 

How to Apply
To apply for any open position, fill out our online application.



Camp Natarswi, Millinocket, ME

Treasa Wheeler
888-922-4763
twheeler@gsmaine.org

Job Postings at Camp Natarswi

Current open positions:

  • Camp Admin: Tripping/Program Director  
  • Waterfront Staffing: Assistant Waterfront Director, and Lifeguards
  • Program Staffing: Archery/ Hatchet Throwing Instructor, Creative Arts/Nature education Instructor, Nature education/Outdoor Living Skills Instructor and Rock-climbing/Hiking Instructor
  • Program Assistant/Operations  
  • Unit Staffing: Trip Leader, Unit Leaders, Unit Assistants and Unit Specialist/Operations
  • Kitchen: Kitchen Manager/ Cook and Cook
  • Health Center: Weekly Nurses and Weekend Nurse

Waterfront Staffing:

Unit Lifeguards
Lifeguards assist in both waterfront and in boating areas.  Lifeguards teach both swimming and boating skills to campers.  Lifeguards also assume camp unit responsibilities when not on the waterfront. Assists in the day-to-day activities in their unit and help maintain the health and safety of all campers. Applicants should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls. Unit assistants help in guiding unit and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, with an eye towards meeting the needs of each camper. Assist in developing girl-driven unit and program area activities. Must be age 18 or older. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications

The summer season runs from mid –June to end of August. During August and September, we offer weekend Troop and Family camping opportunities. The employment period varies for staff members, ending August 2 to August 30 depending on staff positions. Additional (optional) staffing opportunities on September weekends.

Assistant Waterfront Director

The Assistant Waterfront Director will assist the Waterfront Director in directing and supervising the camp’s aquatics program on both the waterfront and boating area. Instruct campers in boating and maintain equipment and safety. Seeking candidates with previous experience in 2 or more of the following watercraft: sailing, canoe, kayak or paddleboard. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications. Must be 19 or older.

The summer season runs from mid –June to end of August. During August and September, we offer weekend Troop and Family camping opportunities. The employment period varies for staff members, ending August 2 to August 30 depending on staff positions. Additional (optional) staffing opportunities on September weekends only.

Unit Staffing
Unit Leaders, Unit Assistants, CIT Assistant, JMG Assistant and Unit Specialist/Operations

Program Staff
Archery/ Hatchet Throwing Instructor, Creative Arts/Nature education Instructor, Nature education/Outdoor Living Skills Instructor, Rock-climbing/Hiking Instructor, and Program Assistant/Operations.

Camp staff assist in the day-to-day activities in their living unit or program areas, and help maintain the health and safety of all campers. They should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls. Unit/Program Leaders are in charge of supervising assigned living units or specific program areas. They will recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group. Plan and develop unit-specific programming. Unit/ program assistants help guide the unit and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, with an eye towards meeting the needs of each camper. Both positions assist in developing girl-driven unit and program area activities. Must be age 18 or older.

The summer season runs from mid–June to end of August. During August and September, we offer weekend Troop and Family camping opportunities. The employment period varies for staff members, ending August 2 to August 30 depending on staff positions. Additional staffing opportunities September weekends only.

Wilderness Trip Leader
Plan, organize and lead hiking and canoeing wilderness camping trips in Maine. Seeking a similar organization. Current Wilderness First Aid and lifeguarding certifications required. We can assist candidates with previous experience leading wilderness trips or student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, or in acquiring the necessary certifications. Must be age 21 or older, and have a clean driving record.

The summer season runs from mid–June to end of August. During August and September, we offer weekend Troop and Family camping opportunities. The employment period varies for staff members ending August 2 to August 30 depending on staff positions. Additional (optional) staffing opportunities September weekends only.

JMG Leader
Teaching twenty one (21) outdoor skills, plan, organize, and lead hiking and canoeing camping trips in Maine. Seeking candidates with previous experience leading wilderness trips or student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, or a similar organization. Current Wilderness First Aid and lifeguarding certifications required. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications. Must be age 21 or older, and have a clean driving record.

The summer season runs from mid–June to end of August. During August and September, we offer weekend Troop and Family camping opportunities. The employment period varies for staff members, ending August 2 to August 30 depending on staff positions. Additional (optional) staffing opportunities September weekends only.

Tripping/Program Director
The Tripping/Program Director oversees all trip and JMG programs and staffing in these areas as well as helping with camper transportation, camp-wide programs, scheduling and managing pack-out preparations. Will ensure a quality, enriching program is offered to all girls; will also assume responsibility for the well-being of camp in the absence of the Camp Director or the Assistant Camp Director. Must have experience in Nature Education, Outdoor Living Skills and ability to demonstrate skills in the Junior Maine Guide program. Also must have 2 or more of the following: Large group games, team challenge activities, Archery, Creative Arts, Hiking, Hatchet Throwing or Rock-climbing. Experience supervising and must be 25 or older. The summer season runs from Early–June to August 4. Additional (optional) staffing opportunities in August and September weekends only.

Kitchen Manager/Cook
Works with the team to manage the kitchen and dining hall. Job duties include ordering, meal planning, budget, scheduling, meal preparation, cooking, restocking food items, inventory control, supervising the cook, insuring a clean dining hall and kitchen equipment, leading/mentoring/supervising all staff when in the kitchen including kitchen assistants and camp staff. The summer employment period varies for staff members Starting between June 13- 20 and ending August 2- 23.

Cook
Work as a member of the team to assist the Kitchen Manager/Cook in the kitchen and dining hall. Job duties include meal preparation, cooking, supervising the kitchen assistants or camp staff in the kitchen when Kitchen Manager/Cook is not present, restocking food items, and assisting with inventory, insuring a clean dining hall and kitchen equipment,. The summer employment period varies for staff members starting between June 13- 20 and ending August 2- 23.

Summer Camp Nurse
Current R.N. Maine License or ability to obtain. Duties include: Review camper medical history/ forms before arrival and contact parents with questions, opening day check-in of campers, be available near the Health Center 24 hours a day and respond to emergencies, responsible for the general health and safety of all camp personnel and campers, and distribution of daily medications.

The summer season runs from mid–June 20 to August 2. Weekend and Weekly nurse positions available.

How to Apply
To apply for any open position, fill out our online application.  

For more information, contact Treasa Wheeler at 207-989-7474, twheeler@gsmaine.org, or visit our Camp page.  



Camp Kirkwold, Readfield, ME

Mary Ellen Deschenes
888-922-4763
mdeschenes@gsmaine.org 

Job Postings at Camp Kirkwold

None at this time.