Along with job specific requirements, all staff are expected to:
Dates for summer staff members are June through about the third week of August. There may be options to work archery, swimming, and other rentals after the camp season.
You will be paid in three installments throughout the summer. Paychecks are generally issued near the first few weeks of camp, at the halfway point, and at the end of the summer.
The efficient operations of camp require the punctuality and regular attendance of all seasonal camp staff members. However, we understand that certain circumstances may arise where you will need to leave camp without pay. We will do our best to accommodate these requests; however, they need to be pre-arranged and approved by the Director of Camp and Program. If possible these requests should be brought to the Director of Camp and Program's attention when you apply for the position.
Staff are allowed two hours off per day and additional time off may be available.
On weekends, time off generally starts around 4:30 p.m. Friday night and continues through Saturday until Sunday around noon. However, you must be available on occassional weekends for camper supervision, camp rentals, and other camp related activities.
On time off, staff are free to stay at camp and use the staff time off area, head into town, or go home as long as they relax and use their time wisely.
Yes, of course they can. However, if your friends or family would like to visit you at camp, the visitation needs to be pre-arranged and approved with the Director of Camp and Program and occur on your time off. All visitors must sign in at the camp office, wear a visitor badge at all times, and stay with the person they are visiting.
Yes, there is a washer and dryer located in the staff time off area. Laundry services are free for you to use. You just need to provide your own detergent, fabric softener, etc. You an also take your laundry home with you on your time off.
There is limited computer and internet access at camp. There are computers available throughout camp for staff to use on a case by case basis on their time off, which needs to be arranged and approved with the Director of Camp and Program. You are allowed to bring along your own laptop, tablet, or other device to use. However, Girl Scouts of Manitou Council recommends that seasonal camp staff members do not bring valuables to camp. If it is unavoidable, personal belongings are the exclusive responsibility of the owner and are not covered by the camp's insurance.
Staff are allowed to have cell phones at camp. However, you may charge and/or use your cell phone only when campers are not present — i.e. the staff time off area. Campers are not allowed to have phones and it would be unfair for them to see you using yours.
You can bring your own vehicle to camp and there will be a designated parking area for staff. If you do not have a vehicle that is OK as you can usually get a ride with fellow staff members if needed.
Even though we love animals, staff are not allowed to have pets at camp.
Camp menus are very kid and adult friendly. They also meet recommended dietary guidelines. Most meals are prepared by the food services staff at the dining hall. However, the girls along with the staff are given an opportunity to cook at least one meal outdoors over a campfire.
Special diets — i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, food allergies, etc. — can be accommodated. If you need any of these special requests, it is your responsibility to make arrangements and speak with the Director of Camp and Program to ensure these special requests are met.
If you have any other questions related to working at camp or camp in general, please contact the Director of Camp and Program.
At Girl Scout camps, all staff members go by camp names. These camp names are fun for the campers, and at the end of the session, campers are allowed to guess our real names. These nicknames can represent something about your personality, favorite hobby, favorite animal, etc., or it can just be a silly name that you like. We always keep these names positive and appropriate.