Program Counselor- Adventure - Camp Wind-in-the-Pines/Girl Scouts Eastern Massachusetts


Job Description

To work with a group of girls to plan and implement a safe, individualized, and well rounded camp program. To safely facilitate high and low ropes course activities and initiatives to girls of various ages and abilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lives and works as a team with other unit staff in the leadership responsibilities of the unit such as caring for the children, making schedules, assisting with cookouts, and leading program activities. 
  • Works with other adventure staff to facilitate low and high challenge course elements to patrols of girls of various levels and ages. Challenge program should be progressive, inclusive, and varied in activities, themes and topics.
  • Assists with challenge course responsibilities such as equipment maintenance, in service learning, scheduling, and other adventure logistics as scheduled with the Program Director or Camp Director.
  • Enforces and follows the low ropes, high ropes, climbing wall, and ground-based initiative safety standards.
  • Participates in the general camp program when requested.
  • Maintains good public relations and healthy communication with campers, their parents, fellow staff, and the community in person and online.
  • Participates in pre-camp training, and assists in the opening and closing of camp.
  • Maintains accurate, up to date records including Daily Equipment Inspection Log Books and Ropes Logs, submits reports and evaluations on time as requested.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of all campers through modeling proper behaviors and practices, and reporting of accidents or issues beyond ones skill level to the appropriate staff person.
  • Assists in camp cleanliness, cares for camp property and equipment, asks for materials when needed, and reports any camp repairs in a timely manner.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Apply by: July 1 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Wind-in-the-Pines/Girl Scouts Eastern Massachusetts (ACA Accredited)

Location: Plymouth, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


At least 18 years of age or graduated high school by June.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Girl Scout program.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Ability to work within the camp environment.
  • Acceptance of all people and ability to work with girls and adults of various races, religions, and national origins.
  • Able to lead and teach children new and familiar activities in the outdoors.
  • Desire and ability to work with children ages 7-17 in the outdoors.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance from peers.
  • Training in belay skills, low ropes element set up and usage, rescue skills, high ropes element set up and usage, equipment inspections skills, and challenge program of GSEM within the last 36 months from the start of this position. 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications from an accepted provider. (highly desired).

Physical Demands: The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk on varied terrain, climb ladders, climb on challenge course, belay youth and adults of all sizes, play games with campers and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision ability required by this job is the ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus. Ability to differentiate colors helpful. 
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 40 pounds on a regular basis.

Work Environment: The work environment an employee is exposed to while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work may be indoors or outdoors and may be hot, humid, rainy or cool weather.
  • Work will be during daytime, evening, and overnight hours.


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