Assistant Camp Director - Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains


Job Description

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Resident Camp Director, the Resident Camp Assistant Director (RCAD) shares the responsibility for the preparation and day-to-day operation of the GSGWM Council’s resident camp, Camp Farnsworth.

The objectives for the RCAD include:

  1. Providing superior camp program opportunities for girls based on their age-specific needs and interests that are aligned with the philosophy of the GSGWM council. 
  2. Operating Camp Farnsworth at a break-even operating budget or at a positive net revenue.
  3. Providing a safe and positive experience for campers, families, and staff.

Camp programs happen in many locations with terrain varying from flat to hilly. Program often requires movement from one activity area to another, involving some distances. Girls are placed in units by age level and then broken into smaller groups to plan and carry out program. Each day is different. Program is flexible and must be creative. This position requires the ability to work with children and adults 24 hours a day, with a minimum of privacy, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

Major Duties:

  1. Assists the RCD in the development and delivery of outdoor program opportunities through effective administration of the resident camp, serving as the on-site summer resident camp director whenever the RCD is unavailable. 
  2. Ensures that the resident camp/outdoor program is based on girls' interests by assisting in the development and applying systems for evaluation. (Pre and Post-camp surveys) 
  3. Works with the RCD and the VT Outdoor Experience Coordinator to recruit, train, support and retain volunteers and employees to staff the resident camp and deliver camp programs. Additionally, coordinates with GSGWM Human Resources department and adheres to established protocols for hiring and payment of camp staff that includes a thorough understanding of all required paperwork, council personnel policies and processes, and applicable employment laws and regulations.
  4. Contributes to the development of a competent and motivated staff by applying sound personnel management practices including applicable employee training and evaluation. 
  5. Works collaboratively with the Camp Ranger to ensure that all camp property and vehicles meet compliance standards for federal, state, and local laws, state licensing requirements, corporate requirements for insurance, American Camping Association and GSUSA standards.
  6. Ensures that accurate records of camp property, inventory, and cash control are maintained.
  7. Contributes to Council's effective operation by assisting the RCD with the development of plans and budgets for camp and by evaluating and controlling results. 
  8. Works with the Facilities and Outdoor Experience staff to ensure that maintenance and development plans for the camp are developed and implemented in a timely and cost effective manner. 
  9. Works with the RCD and Outdoor Experience Coordinator to promote the camp program and assists with recruitment events and activities throughout the season including recruitment fairs, community events, and vacation camp. 
  10. Provides ongoing customer service regarding day and resident camp program and availability. 
  11. Adheres to the State mandated employer's Safety Policy and the Safety Programs including Risk and Crisis Management. 
  12. Provide support for the Council product sales and fund development activities.
  13. Ensure quality customer service for staff and volunteers. 
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Apply by: June 15 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (ACA Accredited)

Location: Thetford, Vermont

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, related field or equivalent experience 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age per ACA standards
  • Be a registered adult member of the Girl Scouts or willing to become a member 
  • Experience working with and supervising adults 
  • Community First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED certification required. GSGWM can provide.
  • Valid Driver’s license and good driving record



  • Previous camp administration experience 
  • Certification, education and/or experience in one or more camp specialty area: Adventure, Arts & Crafts, Aquatics, Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Leadership Development, Teambuilding, Travel
  • Experience administering budgets and financial resources; i.e. manage cash control and loss prevention. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite; i.e. Excel, MSWord, Outlook, Power Point


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Rachel Estey

, Vermont