Archery/Field Sport Specialist (Seasonal)

Weston, CT


This position is responsible to further the mission of camp through assisting in the development and delivery of non-competitive sports and games and archery/sling shot skills that are safe, fun, and appropriate to campers’ ages and abilities, and ensuring safety and wellbeing of campers following State, ACA, and Safety Activity Check Point.  They are responsible for the supervision and care of campers during designated/specific activities and facilitating delivery of programs within a unit/small group.



  • Works with the camp administration to coordinate sports and games and target sport programs; works cooperatively to enrich all-camp and sports programs and to facilitate general camp operations.
  • Provide orientation at pre-camp training to camp staff regarding the program goals and availability.
  • Encourages girl-planning in the carrying out of programs, with an emphasis on age-appropriate and skill-appropriate sports activities.
  • Creates curriculum for archery and sports and games that relates to the themes of camp with an emphasis on age and skill-appropriate, non-competitive sports, archery, and games activities.
  • Participates in mandated pre-camp training and attends all scheduled advisory meetings.
  • Reports supply inventory throughout the summer to the Camp Director.
  • Coordinates with the Program Director and unit staff for the sports schedule of activities.
  • Maintains health and safety standards for campers and self. Ensures that a well-equipped first aid kit is maintained and that all necessary paperwork for first aid is completed. Maintains contact with the Director of First Aid regarding the health status of campers. Reports accidents and files incident reports promptly.
  • Participates in all regular camp activities such as meals, flag ceremonies, all-camp activities, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
  • Keeps records and prepares written reports as requested.
  • Responsible for keeping the Camp Director informed of the need for repairs of equipment and facilities.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and training to ensure open and positive communication.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
  • Must be knowledgeable of emergency protocol with the ability to make immediate life saving decisions.
  • Maintains professional relationship with campers and staff throughout the camp season.
  • Keeps the Program Director informed on activities, problems, and concerns on an ongoing basis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff and campers (background/abilities) to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Current Certified Basic Archery or have willingness to obtain certification.
  • Current ability to teach sling shot or willingness to learn.
  • Familiarity with field games and sports.
  • First Aid/CPR certificate or have the willingness to obtain.
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience which relates to job responsibilities, including successful experience in assisting with developing and delivering sports programs in a prior sports setting, camping, group leadership, and organizational skills. 
  • The candidate must have experience working with children. 
  • The candidate must have the ability to work with staff and campers to develop, organize and implement Girl Scout programs out-of-doors. 
  • The candidate must show willingness to abide by the policies and practices of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. 


OTHER: Room and board provided.