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View camp job descriptions for Camp Addisone Boyce.

Seasonal Camp Employment

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) is accepting applications for seasonal camp staff for our summer camp programs.

GSHH has two camps where girls will learn skills, make new friends and creating long lasting summer memories. We have day camp and resident camp options available.

Eligible candidates must: 

  • Be at least 16 years old to work at camp. Applicants under 18 must have a valid work permit. 
  • Commit to the entire camp season from mid-June to mid-August 2022
  • Believe girls should be given opportunities to build self-confidence
  • Enjoy working with girls age 5-17
  • Be comfortable in the outdoors
  • Know how to plan activities utilizing girls' input
  • Accept the Girl Scout philosophy and ideals
  • Take job responsibilities and policies seriously
  • For resident camp, be willing to live on-site while camp is in session, generally Sunday through Friday

Why work at a summer camp?

Working at a summer camp can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Camp will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally, but will give you a wonderful employment experience that you will remember for many years. You will have the opportunity to work with diverse staffs who believe in building leadership skills for girls. 

Camp Addisone Boyce Job Descriptions
CAB Assistant Camp Director

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To assist the Camp Director in directing and overseeing all camp programs, staff, and functions in accordance with the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Participate with the Camp Director in planning and conducting pre-camp training in the Girl Scout Camp Program, daily activity scheduling, seasonal staff supervision, and out-of-camp trips.
  • In consultation with the Program Manager, guides the Unit Leaders in implementing Girl Scout programs (Badges, Journeys, etc.), and planning activities and experiences that match the abilities and interests of campers and coordinate weekly schedules.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with community resources for specialized activities.
  • Analyze and makes reports on activities and experiences of the campers based on reports by unit leaders and on individual observations.
  • Must be able to attend the weekly Thursday night overnights.
  • Act for the Camp Director in her absence.
  • Schedule ongoing staff training/in-services.
  • Set up daily activity schedules. Approve and keep all unit schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership is required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 21 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Two years of experience in a supervisory position in a camp setting.
  6. Girl Scout experience preferred.
  7. CPR and First-Aid certifications preferred.
CAB Aquatics Manager

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To organize and administer activities at the waterfront/pool consistent with Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and New York State Department of Health standards; to integrate waterfront/pool activities with other specialized camp events and to direct and supervise the waterfront/pool staff.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Develop and carry out waterfront/pool activities with the waterfront/pool staff. Supervises waterfront/pool staff. Participates in general camp activities.
  • During pre-camp and throughout the camp sessions, trains and supervises the waterfront and lifeguard staff.
  • Conduct weekly swimming assessments of campers’ ability and give instruction in water safety, swimming, boating, and canoeing if certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
  • Develop and enforce waterfront safety measures for every person in camp (including staff, visitors, and campers) in line with Girl Scout, American Camping Association, and New York State Dept. of Health standards; report accidents to the Nurse and Camp Director promptly.
  • Responsible for the care and the use of boats, canoes, lifesaving equipment, and other supplies and equipment; requisitions necessary equipment and supplies during camp; requests necessary repairs and maintenance work.
  • Keep American Red Cross records for certifications and Department of Health water testing reports. Keeps other records and makes reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required 
  2. Successful completion of Background Check 
  3. Must be at least 21 years old 
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  5. Current certification in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguard
  6. Valid certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or Equivalent 
  7. Must have at least three seasons of previous waterfront experience
  8. Must be willing to take aquatics management or supervision training with the written test if not WSI certified
CAB Archery Manager

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To enrich the campers' experience at camp through the development and delivery of archery activities that are appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities while maintaining safe programs as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Give instruction to campers and staff in archery skills and safety and deliver progressive archery activities.
  • Evaluate the abilities of campers and staff.
  • Requisition necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp; cares for and secures equipment; requests necessary repairs.
  • Keep records and reports as necessary.
  • Must participate in special all-camp activities.
  • Ensure campers and staff know and follow safety procedures.
  • Report any illness or injury to the Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership is required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 21 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Experience in working with children.
  6. Current certifications in archery instruction
  7. Girl Scout experience preferred.
  8. Camp experience preferred.
     
CAB Arts & Crafts Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To enrich the camper's experience at camp by providing activities that encourage the arts while maintaining safe programs as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Work with the Program Manager to develop a variety of arts and crafts activities in accordance with objectives and standards set by the camp based on session theme, age level, and the G.I.R.L. experience.
  • Requisition necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp; care and organization of equipment; request necessary repairs.
  • Keep records and report as necessary.
  • Maintain the highest level of safety during activities.
  • Report any illness or injury to Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent
  5. Experience in working with children.
  6. Experience in leading a variety of arts and crafts activities.
     
CAB Boating Manager

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Manager and Program Manager

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
To teach, supervise and coordinate the camp’s watercraft activities consistent with Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and New York State Department of Health standards.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Give instruction to campers and staff in small craft skills and safety.
  • Evaluate the aquatic abilities of campers and staff in the lake.
  • Participate in special waterfront events.
  • Enforce water safety measures at the waterfront.
  • Help to take care of waterfront equipment, facilities, and supplies; reports repairs needed to Aquatics Manager.
  • Lead waterfront search procedures for weekly staff in-service training.
  • Keep records and makes reports as required.
  • Participates in general camp activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful competition of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguard.
  5. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  6. Certification in American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue and Small Craft Instructor.
  7. Minimum 1-year experience with watercraft activities.
  8. Prior experience in supervising staff.
     
CAB Bus Monitor

REPORTS TO: Assistant Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To supervise campers while they are being transported on the camp buses to and from camp in accordance with the safety standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health. This position is in addition to camp responsibilities.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Must be present on the bus for the entirety of the route.
  • Keep attendance records of campers and staff riding the bus.
  • Manage the behavior of campers during transport.
  • Ensure campers and staff know and follow safety procedures such as the use of seatbelts.
  • If necessary, help load gear on the bus and ensure that it is properly stored.
  • In the case of an accident, follows the camp’s written accident procedures.
  • Check that the first aid kit is on the bus before each trip.
  • Keep records and reports as necessary.
  • Report any illness or injury to the Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Experience in working with children.
     
CAB Business Manager

REPORTS TO: Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

In consultation with the Camp Director, manages the camp business in accordance with the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health and maintains high standards of communication with the campers’ parents and the business staff at the council office.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Handle financial accounting.
  • Ensure all staff files are complete in accordance with GSHH HR procedure.
  • Account for all purchase order forms for the council.
  • Process orders for camp and office supplies (this includes supplies for cookouts).
  • Prepare unit rosters and bus rosters.
  • Set up and maintain petty cash system.
  • Process payroll and tax information for staff.
  • Keep certification records on all staff.
  • Coordinate/supervise camp transportation arrangements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check
  3. Must be at least 21 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Valid Driver’s License.
  6. Prior experience in supervising staff.
  7. Customer Service experience preferred.
     
CAB Fishing Specialist

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To enrich the camper's experience at camp by providing activities that encourage the preservation, appreciation, and understanding of our lake’s ecosystem while maintaining a safety program as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Develop a variety of nature and fishing activities in accordance to objectives and standards set by the camp.
  • The Fishing Manager should consider the interest and abilities of campers in relation to the progression of activities.
  • Work with the Program Manager in coordinating fishing activities in relation to the camp’s session themes and activities.
  • Requisition necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp; cares for equipment; requests necessary repairs.
  • Keep records and reports as necessary.
  • Maintain the highest level of safety during activities.
  • Report any illness or injury to the Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check
  3. Must be at least 18 years old
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Experience in working with children.
  6. Experience in organizing and leading a variety of nature and environmental activities.
  7. Must have fishing experience.
  8. Camp experience preferred.
     
CAB Nature Specialist

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To enrich the camper's experience at camp by providing activities that encourage the preservation, appreciation, and understanding of our natural resources while maintaining a safety program as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Develop a variety of nature and environmental activities in accordance with objectives and standards set by the camp. The Nature Manager should consider the interest and abilities of campers in relation to the progression of activities.
  • Work with the Program Manager in coordinating nature activities in relation to the entire camp session themes and activities.
  • Requisition necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp; care for equipment; request necessary repairs.
  • Keeps records and reports as necessary.
  • Maintains the highest level of safety during activities.
  • Report any illness or injury to the Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Experience in working with children.
  6. Experience in organizing and leading a variety of nature and environmental activities.
     
CAB Pool Lifeguard

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To assist the Aquatics Manager in organizing and administering the activities at the waterfront/pool consistent with Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and New York State Department of Health standards.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Carry out assigned pool activities, including swim lessons, proper supervision of campers, water testing, etc.
  • Participate in special pool events (i.e.: late swims for Thursday overnights).
  • Enforce water safety measures at the pool during all times the camp is in operation.
  • Help to take care of pool equipment, facilities, and supplies; reports repairs needed to Aquatics Manager.
  • Keep records and makes reports as required.
  • Participate in general camp activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.
  6. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
CAB Program Manager

REPORTS TO: Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To establish and supervise all camp programs while maintaining safe programs as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Develop camp-wide and inter-unit events. Organize/supervise all special events.
  • Order all program supplies.
  • Establish a calendar of special camp days and supervise those days.
  • Supervise staff and programs in specialty units.
  • Coordinate activities for visiting camps.
  • Work with Assistant Camp Director on analyzing activities and experiences of campers.
  • Coordinate scheduling of specialty areas with unit staff.
  • Assist with scheduling use of special equipment (i.e. TV, VCR, CD players) requests from units.
  • Assist with scheduling overnights and related activities.
  • Must be able to stay over for the Thursday overnights.
  • Other duties as assigned.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Experience in a supervisory position.
  6. Experience in camp programs.
  7. Girl Scout experience preferred.

 

CAB RN Health Manager

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise and be responsible for the general health and safety of campers and staff in accordance with the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain contact with a physician and with local hospital facilities; give first aid; give nursing care in cases of illness and accident as directed by a physician; take responsibility for calling the physician when advisable.
  • Maintain first aid equipment for units, dining hall, kitchen, waterfront, arts and crafts, boating, nature, games, and camp vehicles.
  • Initiate health education and safety practices; maintain health emergency procedures; instruct staff in first aid procedures during pre-camp.
  • Check incoming campers and collect, review, and keep health certificates; record all treatment and other health information; notify staff members of health precautions of special campers (and other staff) when indicated; notify the food service manager of individuals with food allergies. Collect medications of campers and staff upon arrival at camp; supervise medication storage and administration, where appropriate.
  • Complete necessary reports such as daily treatment log, insurance claim forms, health department reports, and other required reports.
  • Must be able to attend weekly overnights on Thursdays.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Licensed registered nurse in the State of New York.
  4. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent.
  5. Current certification in the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or higher.
  6. Must be at least 21 years old.
  7. Prior experience in supervising staff.
  8. Prior camp experience preferred.
    *Or will to be trained
CAB Ropes Manager

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
To enrich the camper's experience at camp through the development and delivery of challenge course activities that are appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities while maintaining safe programs as directed by Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Give instruction to campers and staff in challenge course skills and safety and delivers progressive challenge course activities
  • Evaluate the abilities of campers and staff.
  • Requisition necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp; cares for and secures equipment; requests necessary repairs.
  • Keep records and reports as necessary.
  • Fill out daily equipment inspections.
  • Provide weekly lesson plans to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure campers and staff know and follow safety procedures.
  • Report any illness or injury to the Nurse/EMT and Camp Director promptly.
  • Participate in all camp activities.
  • Must be able to attend all dates of ropes training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Experience in working with children.
  6. Current certifications in challenge course operations and instruction and instruction.
  7. Girl Scout experience preferred.
  8. Camp experience preferred.
     
CAB Unit Counselor

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director/Unit Leader

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To guide campers throughout their camp experience in accordance with standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health and to assist the unit leader in planning, teaching, and coordinating unit activities.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Carry out duties as delegated by the unit leader.
  • Knows the girls in the unit and helps them learn to respect the rights of others and to understand the differences and similarities of other campers.
  • Help to teach camping skills and appreciation of the out-of-doors.
  • Help to supervise unit housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies and equipment.
  • Help guide activities and experiences in the unit through the use of troop government, girl-adult planning, and the Girl Scout program.
  • Serve as waterfront guard or watcher and/or assist with swimming lessons as required.
  • Report any illness or injury to Unit Leader promptly and help to supervise camper activities to assure safety.
  • Must be able to attend Thursday overnights.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 17 years old.
  4. Must be a current high school student or graduate.
  5. Experience in supervision of children or completion of pre-camp training.
  6. Girl Scout experience preferred.
  7. Camp experience preferred.
     
CAB Unit Leader

REPORTS TO: Assistant Camp Director

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To guide campers throughout their camp experience in accordance with standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and the New York State Department of Health. and to direct and supervise the work of the unit staff.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Know the girls in the unit and help them learn to respect the rights of others and to understand the differences and similarities of other campers.
  • Teach camping skills and appreciation of the out-of-doors. Guide activities and experiences in the unit through the use of troop government, girl-leader planning, and the Girl Scout program.
  • Coordinate unit activities with those of the entire camp.
  • Supervise unit housekeeping, weekly cookouts, sanitation, care of supplies and equipment.
  • Assume responsibility for the health and safety of the campers including, but not limited to:
    a) maintains a well-equipped first aid kit;
    b) checks with the nurse on supplies needed for a trip out of the camp;
    c) reports accidents promptly;
    d) keeps nurses informed of the health status of campers and unit staff.
  • Serve as waterfront guard or watcher if needed, for her unit.
  • Acts as part of a team to plan, execute all camp programming with camper, council, other unit leaders, and director.
  • Must be able to attend the weekly Thursday overnights.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old
  4. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  5. Experience in camping and supervising children.
  6. Girl Scout experience preferred
     
CAB Waterfront Lifeguard

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Manager


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To assist the Aquatics Manager in organizing and administering the activities at the waterfront consistent with Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association, and New York State Department of Health standards.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

  • Carry out assigned waterfront activities.
  • Participate in special waterfront events.
  • Assist Boating Manager as required.
  • Assist with the coordination of waterfront search drills for weekly staff in-service training.
  • Enforce water safety measures at the waterfront.
  • Help to take care of waterfront equipment, facilities, and supplies; reports repairs needed to Aquatics Manager.
  • Keep records and makes reports as required.
  • Participate in general camp activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Girl Scout Membership required.
  2. Successful completion of Background Check.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  5. Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguard.
  6. Current certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
     

Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. We offer full, part-time, and seasonal employment opportunities. Our full-time positions include a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply 
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. offers a convenient online application for its summer camp employment positions, click here to get started. 

You may also send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to AnnMarie Crouch Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.