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Summer Camp Employment

Summer Camp Employment

Picture yourself as camp staff this summer.

Laughter. Campfires. Friendship. Do something that you believe in!

That's what our camp staff and counselors experience when they join our Girl Scout Summer Camp team.

Our summer staff are recruited from around the world. They are college students, mothers, teachers, and others who enjoy working with children. They all complete an application and interview, provide references, and undergo a formal background check. All staff complete an intensive pre-camp training orientation before campers arrive. We host two resident camps with 30-40 staff and up to 60-130 girls who attend one week to four week sessions during our 6 week season.

Camp staff
Why Girl Scouting?

Working with Girl Scouts means you discover your own inner strengths, passions, and talents as part of a dynamic, supportive, and diverse team. Our culture is centered on communication, commitment, respect, and integrity–all while fostering a fun and exciting workplace!

Reasons to work at camp
  • The bonds you make
  • The lessons you learn
  • Camp friends are best friends
  • It’s incredibly fun 
  • Camp traditions
  • It’s the ultimate summer job
  • You’ll have new stories
  • Connect with nature
  • Perfect tan
  • You’ll try new things
  • Love of camp
  • Camp changes you

Camp jobs are the best jobs and can help you grow professionally.
Yes! Skills learned at camp are in high demand in the job market!

Check out our camp staff recruitment flyer for more details.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for employees who are:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Caring and thoughtful
  • Engaging
  • Responsible
  • Hardworking
  • Adventurous
  • Ready to make a difference in the lives of girls!
Benefits
  • Housing: all living expenses (platform tents and/or cabins)
  • Nutritious meals included (special dietary needs/restrictions)
  • Salary: competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer
  • Beautiful outdoor setting
  • Waterfront access including use of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards
  • Access to many hiking trails and amazing natural attractions
  • Wireless internet access during time off
  • Transportation for days off
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • Work with incredible staff
  • Create life-long friendships
  • Memories for a lifetime

Camp Pondicherry

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Camp Pondicherry

Camp Pondicherry is a spectacular outdoor setting, nestled on over 600 acres in the foothills of the White Mountains. Pondi has a private waterfront on Adams Pond and miles of unspoiled woodlands, fields, hills, and trails. There are wonderful vistas of lakes and mountains from our Chalet and from Blueberry Hill.

  • Summer Camp Programs for girls ages 7-17
  • 80-120 campers per week
  • Camp season is 6-8 weeks including resident, day, family, and troop camping
  • Team of 35-40 camp staff for summer season
  • Employment period varies between 8 and 10 weeks
  • One week paid training for all summer staff
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Challenge Course, Hatchet Throwing, Archery, and others.
Pondicherry Summer Application

Interested in joining our team? Fill out this interest form!

Pondicherry Director

Sarah "Willow" Davenport
Camp Pondicherry Director
South Portland Service Center
138 Gannett Drive, South Portland, ME 04106
Service Center: 888-922-4763

Camp Pondicherry
Bridgton, ME
Camp: 207-647-5575
sdavenport@gsmaine.org

Pondicherry Summer Employment
Assistant Director of Program

Spend your summer making a difference in the lives of campers and staff members at Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton. Work closely with the camp director to provide leadership and supervision to staff, assist in program planning and overall camp operation.

Requirements:

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Clean driving record
  • Positive role models for campers and staff
  • Organized and motivated
  • Empathetic, caring, and enthusiastic

Job responsibilities include:

  • Work with camp director to plan and implement staff training
  • Oversee staff planning and development of camper activities and lesson plans
  • Provide support and encouragement to counselors
  • Assist with behavior management of campers
  • Visit units frequently to provide supervision and support for campers and staff
  • Develop and implement evening activities, special events, and daily program
  • Run camp in the absence of the camp director
  • All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • If available, administrative staff may begin prep work in early June
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

CIT Director/Unit Leader

Spend your summer making a difference in the lives of campers and helping build the next generation of strong women leaders. Join us at Girl Scout Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton! Unit Staff live in tent units with up 2-3 other staff members and up to 12 campers.

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Leadership experience
  • Positive role model for campers
  • Organized and motivated
  • Passionate about working to develop future leaders

Job responsibilities include:

  • Plan and develop unit-specific programming to develop leadership skills for our oldest campers
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group
  • Work with CIT participants to create and deliver programming to other campers
  • Live in units with campers
  • Assist with day-to-day camp activities
  • Help maintain health and safety of all campers in unit
  • All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our Family and Troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Unit Leader and Unit Assistant

Spend your summer making a difference in the lives of girls at Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton! Unit Staff live in tent units with up to 3 other staff and up to 24 campers.

We are looking for adults who are:

  • 18 years of age or older (Unit Assistants) or 21 years of age or older (unit leaders)
  • Enthusiastic and caring
  • Passionate about making a difference in the lives of girls

Job responsibilities include:

  • Lead or assist with camper programs such as arts, hiking, archery, challenge course, outdoor skills, drama, and more
  • Participate in certification courses to prepare for leading camper programs
  • Conduct day-to-day camp activities
  • Maintain health, safety, and well-being of all campers in the unit
  • All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our Family and Troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Kitchen Manager/Cook

Spend your summer at beautiful Girl Scouts Camp Pondicherry on the shores of Adams Pond in Bridgton. Manager of the kitchen team; responsible for kitchen and dining hall that serves 80-120 campers each week.

Requirements:

  • Current ServSafe certification required or ability to obtain.
  • 21 years of age or older

Job responsibilities include:

  • Meal planning
  • Ordering food and kitchen supplies
  • Managing the summer kitchen budget
  • Staff and meal scheduling
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Inventory control
  • Supervising other kitchen staff
  • Insuring proper cleaning of kitchen, dining hall and kitchen equipment
  • All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Cook

Spend your summer at beautiful Girl Scouts Camp Pondicherry on the shores of Adams Pond in Bridgton. Work as part of the kitchen team to serve meals to 80-100 campers per week.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assist the kitchen manager/cook with food preparation and cooking
  • Insuring proper cleaning of kitchen, dining hall and kitchen equipment
  • Supervise other kitchen staff when the kitchen manager/cook is absent
  • All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Camp Nurse

Spend a week or more caring for campers while staying on the shore of Adams Pond in Bridgton. Responsible for the general health and safety of all camp personnel and campers.

Requirements: Current R.N. Maine License or ability to obtain.

Duties include:

  • Review campers’ medical info prior to their arrival
  • Communication with parents regarding medical questions
  • Opening day check-in of campers
  • Available near the health center 24 hours a day
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Distribution of daily medications.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • Weekly nurse positions available from 9:30 a.m. Sunday-9:30 a.m. Saturday
    • Dates: June 26-July 2 | July 3-9 | July 10-16 | July 17-23 |  July 24-30 | July 31-August 5

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.


Camp Natarswi

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Camp Natarswi

For 86 years Camp Natarswi has been providing a unique camping experience for girls. Camp Natarswi is a true wilderness paradise, providing a one-of-a-kind, rustic, Maine outdoor experience, all in the shadow of majestic Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Natarswi hugs the shoreline of Lower Togue Pond.

Natarswi is located in Baxter State Park, home to awesome trails to hike, caves to explore, waterfalls to see, and peaks to climb.

Get to know Natarswi:

  • 60-100 girls attend resident camp programs
  • We offer 1,2,3, and 4-week programs
  • Summer team consists of 25- 32 staff members
  • Employment period 8 and 9 weeks
  • Opportunity for additional weeks of employment in August
  • One week of paid all staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, rock climbing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others
Natarswi Summer Application

Interested in joining our team? Fill out this interest form!

Natarswi Director

Treasa "Tree" Wheeler
Camp Natarswi Director
Bangor Service Center
359 Perry Rd B, Bangor, ME 04401
Service Center: 888-922-4763

Camp Natarswi
Millinocket, ME
Camp: 207-299-0089  
twheeler@gsmaine.org

Natarswi Summer Employment
Unit Leaders

Should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls, guiding them in the day-to-day activities in their living unit and program areas, and helping maintain the health and safety of all campers. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group. Plan and girl-driven unit-specific programming. 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.

*All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Requirements: 

  • Must be age 20 or older
  • Be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Tripping Unit Leader

Passionate outdoor leaders ready to share their passion for the Maine outdoor with campers. Plan, organize and lead hiking and canoeing wilderness camping trips in Maine. Guiding girls in the day-to-day activities in their living unit and program areas and helping maintain the health and safety of all campers. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group. Plan and girl driven unit-specific programming.

*All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Requirements: 

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Current wilderness first aid
  • Previous experience leading wilderness trips
  • Intermediate to advanced swimming abilities
  • Intermediate to advanced canoe skills
  • Backpacking experience
  • Be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls
  • Clean driving record

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Outdoor Leadership/Trip Unit Leader

Passionate outdoor leaders ready to share their passion for nature and outdoor skills with campers. Teach skills for the Junior Maine Guide skills; plan, organize and lead hiking and canoeing camping trips in Maine. Guiding girls in the day-to-day activities in their living unit and program areas and helping maintain the health and safety of all campers. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group. Plan girl driven unit-specific programming.

*All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Requirements: 

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Current wilderness first aid
  • Previous experience leading wilderness trips
  • Intermediate to advanced swimming abilities
  • Intermediate to advanced canoe skills
  • Backpacking experience
  • Be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls
  • Clean driving record

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Camp Cook/Manager

Works as the manager of the kitchen team oversees and maintains kitchen and dining hall. Job responsibilities include ordering, meal planning, budget, scheduling, meal preparation, cooking, inventory control, supervising other kitchen staff, and insuring proper cleaning of kitchen, dining hall, and kitchen equipment.

*All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Requirements: 

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Current ServSafe certification required or ability to obtain
  • 2 years cooking in a commercial kitchen

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training
  • Additional certification week (if needed) may include: CPR, wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, canoeing, challenge course, hatchet throwing, archery, and others

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our Family and Troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds).  Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Cook

Assist the kitchen manager/cook with food preparation and cooking
Insuring proper cleaning of kitchen, dining hall and kitchen equipment. Supervise other kitchen staff when the kitchen manager/cook is absent. All staff will work shifts in the kitchen assisting the team with food prep, dishwashing, cleaning equipment, restocking food items, assisting with inventory, or other necessary responsibilities.

Training provided:

  • One week paid staff training

Dates of employment:

  • Mid-June to August 8
  • We offer additional employment August 9-28 during our family and troop programs

Summer camp is more than a JOB:

  • Housing–all living expenses (platform tents or cabins)
  • Food included–special dietary needs/restrictions
  • Salary–competitive with other camps
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Opportunities and resume builder
  • A truly meaningful way to spend your summer

Physical requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert physical effort, which may involve bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds). Regular standing and prolonged periods of walking on rough and uneven terrain at camp is required.

COVID vaccination requirements:

All Girl Scouts of Maine employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Girl Scouts of Maine is an equal opportunity employer.


If you have any questions about job opportunities as part of the Girl Scout Summer Camp staff, please email our summer camp team at outdoorprogram@gsmaine.org or call 888-922-4763.