Girl Scouts Heart of the South camp counselors are responsible for
making a girl's summer great!
Girls that attend our camps have the opportunity to experience a lot
of really cool things, including: swimming, hiking, cooking out over
an open campfire, making friends, boating, challenge course, archery
and much more!
One of the biggest parts of your job is to make sure girls have fun
in a safe and welcoming environment. We want all of our campers to be
challenged, confident and comfortable in the great outdoors.
Each counselor gets to work at both of our camps! Kamp Kiwani and
Camp Tik-A-Witha both offer campers a variety of activities, amenities
Counselors must be able to maintain a encouraging environment for
campers, and be able to effectively direct camper behavior in positive
ways. They also must able to remain calm and assist in emergency
situations to keep the campers safe.
Summer camp is outdoors requires counselors to work outside, which
includes regular exposure to weather conditions such as heat,
humidity, rain and storms, as well as exposure to insects and wildlife.
Each staff member is considered a counselor with the main focus of
their work being to engage with campers.
Benefits of working at our summer camps:
- Make a difference in girls’ lives
- Serve others
- Work in the beautiful outdoors
- Receive quality training
- Build a strong resume
new friendships that can last a lifetime
- Get paid
- Save money on summer housing and food
Questions to ask yourself before deciding to work at Girl Scout camp:
- Are you prepared to work six days a week with energy and
enthusiasm to make sure your campers are having a good time, putting
their needs ahead of your own?
- Are you willing to be a role
model to campers and other staff every day for up to nine
- Do you truly enjoy camping and living in outdoor, hot,
rainy and sweaty environment?
- Do you get along well with
most children and adults from very different backgrounds than your
- Are you comfortable in the dark, around bugs, spiders,
snakes and night sounds?
Staff members (as well as campers) stay in a variety of living
quarters including: lodges, cabins, screened cabins and platform tents.
All staff members are on duty overnight and are expected to be
attentive to their campers’ needs.
Staff orientation is provided prior to campers’ arrival and include
a variety of topics to ensure the Staff is trained and prepared to
take care of the campers. Some of these topics include:
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification
- Camp Emergency Procedures
- Program planning and
- Cooking over a campfire
- Specialty trainings (archery, lifeguarding, and challenge