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Council Staff

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must have drive and be able to work in a fast paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.


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Summer Camp Staff

Looking for an amazing job this summer? Apply to be on our summer camp staff! We are looking for outstanding and awesome women to give our campers a terrific summer! Must love campfires, singing and s'mores.

  • Session dates are June 4 - July 24, 2017
  • Mandatory pre-camp training is May 23 - June 2, 2017

See available positions below:

Camp Counselor

Department: Girl Experience
Location: Middleton, TN  and Van Vleet, MS

Counselor

In order to be a Counselor, you must have compassion, great listening skills, work well in a team enviroment and the ability to relate to kids. We look for applicants who have experience working with children and who want to have a positive impact in our campers’ lives. Counselors are fully involved in all aspects of their campers’ day, including meal supervision, bunk management personal health and hygiene, and scheduling.

You will work as part of a team to provide a positive camp experience for campers, while creating a safe and welcoming environment.   

  • Candidate must be 18 years old
  • Living onsite is required
Read more about being on camp staff

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 and traditions.

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:

  1. Make a difference in girls’ lives
  2. Serve others
  3. Work in the beautiful outdoors
  4. Receive quality training and certifications
  5. Build a strong resume
  6. Create new friendships that can last a lifetime
  7. Get paid
  8. Save money on summer housing and food

Questions to ask yourself before deciding to work at Girl Scout camp:

  1. 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?
  2. Are you willing to be a role model to campers and other staff every day for up to nine weeks?
  3. Do you truly enjoy camping and living in outdoor, hot, rainy and sweaty environment?
  4. Do you get along well with most children and adults from very different backgrounds than your own?
  5. Are you comfortable in the dark, around bugs, spiders, snakes and night sounds?

Sleeping Units

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.

Trainings

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 scheduling
  • Cooking over a campfire
  • Specialty trainings (archery, lifeguarding, and challenge course)

 

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Internships

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is a wonderful place to explore your future career interests. Are you interested in non-profit, communications, community engagement and networking? We have a place for you.

We offer a variety of internships to meet your interests throughout our 59 county jurisdiction. 

Ready to apply? Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to intern with the council to internships@girlscoutshs.org.