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Camp Director @ Day Camp - Girl Scouts of Eastern WA & Northern ID
Title:Camp Director @ Day Camp - Girl Scouts of Eastern WA & Northern ID
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for a Camp Director for their 2021 Summer Day Camp Program. - $6,400. for the Camp Season.

2021 Day Camp is from June 1st - August 27th.  The day camp shift is 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Summer Day Camp operates out of our Program Center in Spokane, which houses a full-size gymnasium, teaching kitchen, computer lab, art studio, rock climbing wall, and an overnight hostel with its own kitchen. Over 300 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy a weekly themed program that includes STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, hiking, and other skill-building fun.

Must be 21 years of age or older

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Girl Experience Director, the Camp Director will be responsible for maintaining the operations of Camp Ashwell. This includes but is not limited to developing and fostering leadership of the administrative team, unit directors, and counselors, having consistent and frequent parent communication, filling out incident reports and dealing with issues as they arise at camp, filling out paperwork, maintaining a budget, and filing expense reports, as well as maintaining the physical spaces at camp with the support of the Custodian and staff. This position requires the ability to work with children and adults eight hours a day while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

Primary Responsibilities of Position: 

  • Attend to safety of campers at all times; follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies:
    • Manage any type of conflict that may arise between admin staff, counselors, or between campers.
    • Mediate as needed between staff in order to maintain a healthy camp culture.
    • Manage camp grounds and facilities to provide a safe and healthy environment
  • Daily operation of the camp site:
    • Create weekly rosters of campers and camper groups
    • Manage all registration paperwork including health forms
    • Get out a weekly allergy list to all counselors through their Unit Directors
    • Manage the arrival and departure process, ensuring that all campers are checked in and out correctly.
    • Introduce the camp week and make announcements.
    • Manage snack and lunch responsibilities daily- coordinating with Spokane Public Schools for lunches and submitting paperwork as needed.
    • Be alert to camper and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems
  • Daily operation of the camp team:
    • Manage interpersonal connection, celebrations, and team collaborations
    • Host bi-weekly celebrations and “secret scout” for the camp team
    • Manage inter-personal conflicts in a timely manner
    • Support admin team with tasks as needed, manage their time so they get breaks
    • Create incentives to develop loyalty and retention
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff:
    • Ensure that campers receive their medications and appropriate camp staff are informed of all health needs.
    • Create health form packets for each staff member weekly
    • Routinely monitor equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report needed repairs promptly to Girl Experience Director
    • Follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Develop and work with Program Director and Program Specialist to finalize community partnerships and trips:
    • Coordinate with Program Director the newsletter for the week for camp parents
    • Drive campers in Girl Scout vehicles as needed for field trips
    • Routinely monitor supplies and groceries and replenish when low
  • Manage staff weekly schedules, assignments, responsibilities, and time off.
  • Keep accurate records and complete paperwork in a timely manner: including reports, evaluations, camper info and performance reviews.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and support camp staff following human resource management practices in a manner that supports retention of seasonal staff.
  • Complete staff evaluations for Program Specialist, Program Director, and Unit Directors
  • Maintain good communication with parents through parent newsletters, emails, and in-person or phone conversations. 
  • Fill in for staff when absent if needed.
  • Practice the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Follow all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Physical Abilities:

  • The physical health and capacity to be on one’s feet for at least 8 hours a day, stand or walk for long periods of time, lift at least 30 pounds, and participate in games and activities with girls ages 5-14


  • Pass First Aid/CPR training or provide current certification
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with girls ages 5-14 through camp, day care, or teaching
  • One (1) year experience leading a team or supervising others
  • Two (2) years’ experience working as a member of a team and accomplishing tasks with minimal direct supervision
  • Possess a current driver’s license and be insurable
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts of the USA

Work Environment:

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee works in close proximity to others. They may only use personal electronics during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers, unless expressly given permission to do otherwise by the camp director for purposes of camp communication. Camp is a fast-paced environment and can create high-stress situations which the employee will be expected to manage.

The management of this organization believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from discrimination. It is our policy to hire, compensate, promote, train, transfer, discipline, discharge, and make all other employment-related decisions without consideration of an employee's race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. All employees of this Council are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. All staff are provided a safe and inclusive work environment.

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