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Looking for a summer job that will be fun and adventurous, and will help you develop the skills future employers are looking for? Join our camping team! Check out our available positions below. 

To Apply: Fill out the application here. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview.

Questions? Contact Megan Hardy at mhardy@gscnc.org.
 

Available Positions

Use the following key to determine which camps have each available position.

Camp Winona     |   Camp May Flather
Camp Coles Trip |   Camp Potomac Woods

Camp Leadership

Assistant Camp Director

Assists in training, supervision, guidance and leadership of all unit staff with regard to unit program. Assists the Camp Director with administrative tasks.  21+, current driver's license.

Program

Program Director
Coordinates and supervises unit schedules, all-camp programs, and program specialists. Coordinates supplies and resources for specialty programs and areas.  21+, current driver's license.


Arts and Crafts Specialist
Plans and implements the arts and crafts program. Provides resource materials and support for the unit staff. Assists with unit programming in the evening. Arts and Crafts Manager position is available at May Flather to oversee multiple specialists.  Manager position: 21+, current driver's license.

Nature/Science Specialist
Plans and implements the nature program. Provides resource materials and support for the unit staff. Assists with unit programming in the evening.

Program Specialist
Plans and implements a variety of activities for unit staff. Activities may include initiative games, archery, camping skills, etc. Provides resource materials and support for the unit staff. Assists with unit programming in the evening.

Office Management

Support Director
Coordinates all business operations of camp. Manages purchasing and record keeping and submits paperwork weekly. Oversees office operations including phone, mail, and office supplies. 21+, current driver's license.

Office Coordinator
Oversees office operations including phone, mail, and office supplies.  Prefer 21+.

Communications Specialist
The Communications Specialist is responsible for photographing campers and staff throughout each camp day, uploading the photographs to our Camp Community site. The Communications Specialist is not involved with the relationship between the public media and camp.

Food Service

Kitchen Manager
This position is responsible for administering and supervising the food planning, purchasing, preparation and service to the camp. Maintain health and safety standards, safe food standards, ACA standards and a sanitary kitchen. The Kitchen Manager must be able to supervise cooks and kitchen assistants; identify and respond to hazards: plan nutritious menus, order food, and prepare and present tasteful food: able to operate food service equipment such as slicer, mixer, ovens, stoves, dishwasher, and other tools used in normal food service. 21+, Must have the ability to lift heavy loads, Hold a current food handler’s certification 

Kitchen Assistant
Assist the Kitchen Manager and Cook(s) with food preparation and service. Cleans food preparation areas and equipment.

Cook
Reports to the Kitchen Manager. Responsible for the preparation of all camp meals in accordance with pre-planned menus. Must have the ability to lift heavy loads, Hold a current food handler’s certification

 

Health Services

Camp Nurse
Operates the camp Health Center. Supervises all aspects of medical care for campers and staff. Dispenses medication and follows Doctor's Medical Treatment Procedures. 21+, current RN or EMT certification, current driver's license.

Health Center Manager
Assists with the operation of the Camp Health Center and all aspects of medical care for campers. Prefer 21+, nursing student, pre-med student or current RN or EMT certification.  Current driver's license preferred.

Adventure

Adventure Director
Coordinates and supervises the caving, climbing archery, canoeing, backpacking and challenge course program. Ensures that proper procedures are being followed to meet the safety guidelines for all adventure activities. Supervises adventure staff. 21+, current driver's license.

Adventure Specialist
Assist with the implementation of the caving, climbing, archery, canoeing, backpacking or challenge course program. Assist with unit programming in the evening.

Tripping Manager
Manages all off-camp trips.  Trains girls and staff in backpacking- including fitting and packing a backpack, setting up tents, meal planning, trail mapping, etc.  Supervises backpacking trips.  21+, current driver's license.

Aquatics

Waterfront or Aquatic Manager
Coordinates and supervises boating activities on the waterfront. At May Flather, supervises pool and canoeing program. At Coles Trip, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing on the waterfront. Supervises waterfront staff and ensures that safety standards are being met on the waterfront. At May Flather, also supervises pool and Pool Director.  21+, current driver's license, current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.

Pool Manager
Coordinates and supervises the aquatic program at the swimming pool. Manages and maintains records, reports, health and safety standards and the pool.  21+, current driver's license, current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.

Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Windsurfing
Work in conjunction with the Waterfront/Pool Director to implement the sailing/kayaking/canoeing/windsurfing program. Ensure that safety standards are being met. Assists with unit programming in the evening when waterfront is closed.  21+, current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.

Lifeguard
Assists with the implementation of the aquatic program. Works as a lifeguard. Assists with unit programming in the evening when pool/waterfront is closed.  Current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.

Unit Leadership

Unit Manager
Supervise and support the unit side of camp to insure that interesting, motivating, thorough and safe programs are scheduled and carried out for all campers. 21+, current driver's license preferred.

CIT/JC Manager
Coordinates and implements the Counselor in Training leadership development program.  Facilitates and guides teens' development of skills in camp activities, outdoor living and leadership.  Oversees Junior Counselors within units.  21+, current driver's license preferred.

Inclusion Coordinator
Coordinates accommodations for campers with special needs.

Unit Leader
Manages the living unit, coordinates activities and assures girl partnership in the development of activities. Supervises unit staff.  21+ and current driver's license perferred.

Unit Counselor
Assists the Unit Leader with planning and implementation of activities. Responsible for the direct daily supervision of girls in the living unit and program areas.

Junior Counselor
A program for girls completing 11th or 12th grade who are not yet 18 years old.

Other

Facilities Assistant 
Assist the caretaker with overall daily maintenance and upkeep of the property.  21+, current driver's license.

Counselor in Training (CIT) (Girls in grades 9-11)

These programs are designed for girls who would like to work with younger campers and learn what it's like to be a Camp Counselor.

To find the CIT training right for you click here.

Check back in December for more information about leadership opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp.

Counselor In Training (CIT) I (9 to 11)
Find the leader in you in this two-week program.  Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.
Fee: $560

Counselor in Training (CIT) II (10 to 11) 
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.
Fee: $600

Junior Counselor (Girls in grades 11-12)

The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10.

Space is limited. All Junior Counselors applicants will be interviewed. Placement in the program is based on experience and is at the discretion of the Camp Director. Girls will receive a stipend for being a Junior Counselor.

If you have questions or would like to receive a hard copy of the application via mail, please contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece via email at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Dates Available

Camp Coles Trip

Session

Date

2-4

5-7

6/25-7/14 (3 weeks)

7/16-8/4 (3 weeks)

Camp May Flather

Session

Date

2-4

6-8

6/25-7/14 (3 weeks)

7/23-8/11 (3 weeks)

Camp Potomac Woods

Session

Date

1-4

5-8

6/18-7/14 (4 weeks)

7/16-8/11 (4 weeks)

Camp Winona

Session

Date

2-5

6-9

6/25-7/21 (4 weeks)

7/23-8/18 (4 weeks)