Employer: Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is now hiring our
seasonal camp staff for the summer of 2018!
is located on
Cayuga Lake, about 6 miles from the center of the City of Ithaca, and possesses
nearly two miles of lakefront. Amahami Adventure Center is located about 40 minutes from
the city of Binghamton in Deposit, NY, and has over 450 acres and its own
private lake; both facilities run overnight resident camps. Both camps host up
to 110 girls per week, and we hire about 30 seasonal staff members each summer.
Staff must be willing to commit to working at both Comstock
and Amahami Adventure Centers, from June 25th to August 19th, for a total of 6
weeks of summer camp, and 8 days of staff training. The majority of camp will
take place at Comstock Adventure Center, with the final week of camp from
August 12th - 19th moving to Amahami Adventure Center. Camp runs each week from
Sunday midday to Friday evenings (staff are off from Friday evening to Sunday
morning each week). Staff also receive one night off of camp and one night off
cabin duty a week, one meal off per week, and an hour of break each full camp
What are we looking for
from our staff?
sense of humor, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a love for working with children
desire to join our camp family, and make meaningful, lasting friendships and
relationships with both co-workers and campers
in the Girl Scout mission of “building girls of courage, confidence and
character, who make the world a better place,” as this is at the center of
everything we do!
to all weeks of resident camp, and comfort living and working in an outdoor
Outdoor Education Counselor - $320 per
The Outdoor Education Counselor position is perfect
for interested staff who might be new to working at summer camp, thrive in the
outdoors, and are passionate about working directly with our girls to share a
love of nature, the environment and outdoor recreation. During the day, the
Outdoor Education Counselor will work with other Outdoor Education staff to
deliver fun, engaging programming, covering topics such as hiking, fishing,
nature and STEM, and outdoor living skills (outdoor cooking, knot tying, etc).
The Outdoor Education Counselor also assists with leading our backpacking
program, called the ‘Explorers,’ under the direction of the Outdoor Education
Coordinator. Candidates interested in being an Outdoor Education Counselor must
either have experience with wilderness hiking and/or backpacking, OR possess good physical fitness and a
willingness to learn about backpacking (we will provide training upon hiring).
When not leading Outdoor Education, Counselors are responsible for acting as
the primary caregiver for their assigned unit campers, including ensuring a
safe and healthy environment is maintained, supervising camper behavior,
identifying and managing hazards, and promoting the tenets of the Girl Scout
Law. We are happy to work with interested candidates currently pursuing a
college degree, who may wish to make this position an internship for any
relevant field such as Recreation, Environmental Studies, Science Education, et
Available Positions: 1 Minimum