Resident Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

Lebanon, CT


Responsible for working with the unit leader to coordinate unit program and participation in all camp activities.  They are responsible for the supervision and care of a designated number of campers, facilitating the delivery of programs within a unit, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the campers by facilitating girl program following state, ACA, GSOFCT Policies and Safety Activity Check Point Standards with an emphasis on age-appropriate and session specific programs.



  • Works with the unit leader to coordinate unit program with overall program emphasis where applicable and camp activities; works cooperatively to enrich all-camp and unit programs and to facilitate general camp operations following state, ACA and Safety Activity Check Point program standards.
  • Lives in the platform tents with the girls - is required of all counselors
  • Assists the Unit Leader to facilitate unit activities and encourages girl-planning in unit program delivery.
  • Participates in the coordination of unit schedule of activities.
  • Works cooperatively with the unit leader and other unit staff to schedule unit responsibilities assignments.
  • Maintains health and safety standards for campers, unit staff and self.  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.
  • Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities to the unit leader or designated administrative staff.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and trainings to ensure open and positive communication.
  • Maintains professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
  • Keeps the Unit Leader informed of activities, problems and concerns with campers on an ongoing basis.
  • Assigned evening unit counselor responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff and campers to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., work in extreme environmental conditions and walk on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to live and sleep in the out of doors with limited access to modern conveniences and electronic media. 
  • Strong communication skills required.
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience in working with children that includes the ability to develop, organize and implement Girl Scout program in the out-of-doors. Proven success in a girl leadership program is desirable.  The candidate must have a desire to work with children for extended periods of time in all types of weather.


First Aid/CPR certificate or willingness to obtain upon being hired


OTHER: Room and board provided.