Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
  • Program Pathways
  • Multiple locations in Oregon and SW Washington, OR, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Job Title:  Camp Director

Locations: Camp Arrowhead, Stevenson, WA | Camp Cleawox, Florence, OR | Camp Whispering Winds, Philomath, OR

Employment Duration: January 1st, 2018 through August 31st, 2018

Reports To: Outdoor Program Manager

About Us:

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

Equity Statement:

Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

Our Camps & Your Impact

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington operates three overnight camps. At all of our camps we offer programs for adults and girls to enjoy camp together as well as programs for girls to attend individually for girls entering 1st through 12th grade.

As a Camp staff member, you will experience the outdoors to the fullest! Rock climbing, kayaking, and windsurfing are just a few of the activities that you will get to participate in while building girls of courage, confidence and character! Camp staff live on-site in cabins the duration of their work week. They are given one full day off a week to explore their surroundings, visit home or relax around camp. Amenities such as a staff house with Wi-Fi, full kitchen and newly remodeled showers are available.  Not to mention that you are spending the majority of your work day outdoors, having fun playing and creating memories with children and building friendships with other staff members!

"I keep coming back to camp because I love the opportunity that I get to teach others (campers and staff) about the incredible things they can achieve. When people have the love and support of a community that is as tight-knit as a summer camp, amazing things happen that you don't see in many other career paths! I find that so many people thrive (myself included) when they are in an outdoor, experiential setting, as they challenge what they know and believe about the world around them, and they become confident individuals as such. I've never seen as much personal growth in myself and others in any other job I am who I am because of camp!" Chelbie (Camp Director for Camp Whispering Winds)

Position Summary:

The camp director is responsible for all aspects of the summer overnight camp program at the assigned camp properties, including hiring and managing staff, insuring high quality programming, and overseeing the safety and risk management procedures. This position is also supervises the administration of the overnight camp budget and business operations. This is a part-time seasonal position offering $15 an hour prior to the start of the camp season (January-May) and a fulltime, seasonal position offering $650 per week during the summer (June-August). This position is required to live on site from June 4th 2018 through September 1st 2018 with limited time off.

Major Accountabilities/Job Duties:

  • Hire seasonal camp personnel prior to camp.
  • Train, place and release camp personnel.
  • Oversee the supervision of the camp staff, including performance evaluations, staff meetings and supervisory conferences.
  • Oversee international staffing program including training, supervision and cultural exchange experiences.
  • Develop and promote relationships with campers, staff and parents.
  • Keep all overnight camp staff and the council office informed of problems, concerns or difficulties regarding all aspects of camp operations.
  • Supervise the administration of the overnight camp budget and business operations.
  • Participate in camp activities as appropriate for proper awareness and supervisory functions.
  • Develop, interpret and administer procedures and practices and risk management for camp operations as outlined by the American Camp Association and GSUSA.
  • Write camp reports and evaluations based on observation, discussion with campers and staff, conferences and staff evaluations.
  • Coordinate and staff, in partnership with the council office, special events and visitors to camp.
  • Work with the camp ranger to see that emergency and sanitation procedures for camp are posted and observed.
  • Coordinate with camp ranger in the use and maintenance of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Coordinate an overnight camp maintenance log to inform the camp ranger of any issues.
  • Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Works both independently and as a contributing member of a team, and is able to work with diverse groups of people to accomplish goals
  • Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement and encourage camper and staff behavior that is consistent with the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


  • At least 25 years of age (American Camp Association requirement)
  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, education, youth development, recreation or a related field, or satisfactory combination of work and educational experience.
  • Three years in an organized camp setting or other equivalent work with children.
  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience working with children, young adults and adults.
  • Interest, knowledge and skill in a variety of camp programs.
  • Posses or able to obtain Wilderness First Aid certification or higher.
  • Posses or able to obtain food handlers card required by specific county and state.
  • Posses or able to obtain appropriate aquatic, equestrian or challenge certifications as necessary.
  • Valid driver's license in good standing and acceptable driving record.
  • Register as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law

*If you are interested in this position but do not have the experience, we encourage you to still apply. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington offers training to those who show interest via their application in gaining experience working with children, the outdoors and/or our mission.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a full-time, seasonal/temporary, non-exempt position offering an hourly rate of $15.00 including room and board. This position is open until filled.


Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.

Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
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