Summer Camp Staff

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 2, 2023
  • Company: Girl Scouts of Alaska
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Girl Scouts of Alaska

Each summer, the Girl Scouts of Alaska camp team from across the U.S. works together toward one common mission — to help every girl who attends camp develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

Most summer staff will serve as counselors. You’ll work with a staff partner to plan and deliver outdoor activities to a group of 8-12 girls and supervise all aspects of your campers’ day. Depending on the camp, common activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, environmental education, arts and crafts, trying the climbing tower, team building, and STEM programming. Now hiring at these three camps:

  • Camp Togowoods is located along the shores of Three Mile Lake in Wasilla, AK. Residential camp positions include Cooks, Counselors, Waterfront/Boating, Climbing Wall, Arts and Crafts, and Healthcare.
  • Camp Singing Hills is located along on Edmonds Lake outside Chugiak, AK. Day camp positions include Counselors.

  • The Rural Alaska Program is a traveling day camp where Counselors fly between rural villages in small planes or ferry in Southeast and Southwest Alaska.

Depending on camp and position, compensation starts at $385/week plus food and lodging, or $16.75/hour. All staff also receive a $650 travel stipend which is evenly split between each paycheck. Like with regular pay, taxes, social security and Medicare are taken from travel stipends.

Staff who sign and return their offer letter by the below deadlines will receive a hiring bonus, listed below, upon successful completion of their camp season.

  • December 15, 2022 – $500
  • January 15, 2023 – $400
  • February 15, 2023 – $300
  • March 15, 2023 – $200

Applicants must make a commitment for the full dates of employment, be at least 18 years old, possess excellent character, exert enthusiasm, patience, and understanding, work from a place of positivity, and are solution-oriented. Half season positions for Camp Togowoods counselors are available. To apply, fill out the online application (3 professional reference contacts are necessary). Interviews will be conducted by phone.

You can find information about all our camp programs at:

Working at any of our camps is an extraordinary life-changing adventure for you and for the campers you work with. Our camps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. To accomplish this we demand excellence from our staff including that they: put the needs of others ahead of their own wants, communicate directly and honestly (even when it is hard and uncomfortable), engage fully with campers and the camp experience, work tirelessly and enthusiastically until the job is done and consistently follow through on commitments to campers, co-workers, and directors. All camp staff are required to be fully vaccinated, including up to date COVID-19 vaccinations.

If you’re passionate about changing the world and positively impacting a child’s life, aren’t afraid of hard work, and want a job that is fun, exciting and energizing then we look forward to receiving your application.