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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana

  • W5095 State Road 20, East Troy, Wisconsin
  • https://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/en/discover/our-council/careers.html

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Trip Director- Overnight Camp


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$840 - $840 / week

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Job Overview

Trip Director for Overnight Camp
Looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join our 2024 camp staff today! Our overnight camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 5-17. At Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana camps we have a wide variety of opportunities for you. Campers and staff alike spend the summer living outdoors, trying new activities, gaining independence, and building long-lasting relationships.

As a camp Trip Director, you will be critical to the success of the summer as part of the leadership team and the first-line resource for problem solving for campers and counselors on off-site trips. In this role you will supervise and guide campers, counselors, and trip leaders through progressive learning experiences specifically on field trips, backcountry trips, and adventure-based activities.

Work Commitment:

Our summer season runs from early June through mid-August, including staff training and excluding our fourth of July break. Our overnight camp staff work from 11 a.m. Sunday morning until 10 p.m. Friday evening every week.


Camp Staff Benefits:

The nitty-gritties: Paid summer camp position with 24 hours off each week and breaks every day. Includes room and board (yes that’s right you will live on camp and get all your food provided for free!), First Aid & CPR certifications, and a rocking camp staff shirt!

The real perks & career benefits: At camp you will quickly discover that the more you put into the experience, the more rewarding it will be. During the summer develop your outdoor skills and leadership in a unique environment separate from the pressures of your typical everyday routine. Throughout staff training and every day rigors at camp, you will experience countless opportunities to be challenged and held to higher standard. These experiences and challenges will help build your resume with universal skills and experiences. You will be a valuable member of this camp community, where your voice will be heard and you will receive the support you need to have a fun and successful summer.

Pay range: $840 a week; dependent on qualifications and experience.


Trip Director Qualifications:

  • Loves to interact with children and has prior experience working with children of various ages
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors and has prior experience working in an outdoor setting
  • 2 years minimum of experience with primitive or backcountry camping
  • 2 years minimum of experience facilitating and/or supervising youth primitive or backcountry camping
  • Must be 21+ years old and possess a high school diploma or GED, candidates that are 23+ with a valid driver’s license are strongly preferred.
  • Proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting
  • Willingness to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions


Trip Director Responsibilities:

  • Provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers
  • Help build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends, and try new things
  • Role model problem-solving, collaboration, and initiative to campers and other staff
  • Develop, supervise, and deliver facilitation of on-site and off-site programs involving outdoor skills, backcountry knowledge, and adventure-based activities with campers and staff through the use of camper planning and Girl Scout program guidelines.
  • Assist the camp director in planning, organization, and implementation of trip and backcountry programs.
  • Leads scheduling and delivery of weekly primitive camping programs and activities.
  • Provide support to trip leaders and other staff before, during, and after delivery of primitive camping programs and activities.
  • Oversee campers and staff during group activities, meals, and transitions to and from scheduled events.
  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
  • Assist with management and care of program supplies and spaces, including specialty equipment
  • Assist in the care of camp equipment and in maintaining a clean camp environment
  • Maintain open and efficient communication with camp director, health supervisor, and other staff as needed involving camper’s illness and injury through phone and/or in person based on the situation
  • Maintain responsibility for the overall well-being of campers throughout their camp experience
  • Other duties as assigned

Apply today to join our summer camp team! (Your future self will thank you!)

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