Wilderness Trip Assistant - Camp Pondicherry/ Girl Scouts of Maine


Job Description

The Wilderness Trip Assistant will assist with implementing a 4-day wilderness canoe trip and lead other day hiking and canoeing trips in the local area as well as teach outdoor skills programs at camp. The Wilderness Trip Assistant will lead campers in planning for the trip, packing all personal gear, group equipment, and food. This person will also teach outdoor skills programming at camp such as fire building, shelter building, and outdoor cooking.

Are you interested in helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, then Pondicherry is the place for you!
Spend a wonderful summer at a Girl Scouts of Maine Camp Pondicherry. Pondicherry has 30-40 staff and 80-120 campers each week, who attend one (1) week to four (4) week sessions during our 5 week season.

Pondicherry is located in western Maine in the foothills of the White Mountains. We serve girls ages 7-17 building girls of courage, confidence, and character while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Staff and campers spend their days taking part in many different activities: canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, hiking, camping, high and low ropes, archery, arts, nature, songs, games, and campfires. The camp season begins in the middle of June and goes to the middle of August. The camp season includes a week of certification courses (if needed), an extensive staff training week, 5 weeks of resident camp and 2 weeks of family and troop camping. The employment period varies between 6 and 10 weeks.

Staff members live 2 to 4 in a platform tent with a wooden floor and roof in a unit with the girl’s tents surrounding them.

Camp staff will assist in the day-to-day activities in their unit or program areas, and help maintain the health and safety of all campers. They should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls.

Benefits Include:
-Beautiful outdoor setting
-Room and board
-Waterfront access including canoes and kayaks
-Nutritious meals with vegetarian option
-Awesome staff
-Wireless Internet Access
-Access to many hiking trails
-Transportation for days off

Apply by: May 31 2020


Camp/Organization: Camp Pondicherry/ Girl Scouts of Maine (ACA Accredited)

Location: Bridgton, Maine

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


Current Lifeguard certification or willingness to attend lifeguard training offered by Girl Scouts of Maine, willingness to complete Maine Trip Leader training offered by Girl Scouts of Maine.


Strong swimming ability, Trip leading experience, Strong canoeing, and outdoor skills background


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Nicole Nelson

<p>138 Gannett Drive <br />South Portland, Maine 04106</p>