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Work At Camp

If you enjoy working with children, making a positive difference in others' lives, challenging yourself with new experiences and learning, meeting new people, and working in a supportive team; a position at one of our GSACPC camps could be a great fit!

A job at camp can prepare you for your first year of college, managing your finances, living with roommates, handling emergencies, working effectively with others, and care-taking and supervising children. You can apply all the skills from working at camp to any profession! Whether you want to be a teacher, psychologist, outdoor educator, scientist, engineer, designer, music, or art professional. The list goes on and on!

You’ll work alongside experienced camp professionals who guide and support you. As you promote growth and confidence in campers, you also gain skills and confidence. We hope you apply for a position at camp!

Consider working at one of our summer camps. You’ll work with girls of different ages, who may be seasoned Girl Scouts or first-time campers. Our staff knows how to work hard and play hard. We offer camp experiences like no other, complete with wireless internet access and time off to explore all that Arizona offers.

Living and Commuting to Camp

Camp staff working at one of our three Northern Arizona camps (Camp Maripai, Willow Springs, and Shadow Rim Ranch) will reside on-site for the entire camp season, late May through early August. Staff will receive a two-hour daily break, a 24-hour weekly break, and will be provided lodging and meals.

Camp staff working in Phoenix (Parsons Leadership Center) have the option to reside at camp or commute daily to the property in June and reside onsite for the July sessions (3-day & 2 night), providing a flexible opportunity for metro Phoenix candidates. Commuting staff will receive breakfast and lunch, and resident staff will receive lodging and meals. When applying, please specify which option interests you.  

Available Positions

Seasonal Camp Director

Are you interested in working with young adults and children at one of our amazing Girl Scout properties – Camp Maripai, Parsons Leadership Center, or Willow Springs Program Center?

We are looking for 3 Seasonal Camp Directors. These roles are responsible for the management and direction of day, hybrid, and/or residential camp programs and all their components, including recruitment, training and supervision of all residential camp staff and volunteers who provide programs that deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience outcomes. Seasonal Camp Directors will be required to live on site for the duration of the Camp Program summer season. 


These positions supervise Program and Unit Staff. These administrative positions will spend time with campers as time allows and are primarily focused on staff support and supervision, alongside the Camp Director. 

  • Health Supervisor (must be 21+ and an RN, LPN, PA, NP, EMT, etc.)
  • Administrative Staff (preferred 21+)

Duties for administrative staff include but are not limited to program logistics, business management, risk management, scheduling, camper, and staff supervision, among others.

Program Speciality Staff

Our program specialty staff are hired to lead a specific program activity in each camp:

  • Climbing Instructor – Shadow Rim and Parsons Leadership Center
  • Challenge Course Instructor – Willow Springs 
  • Lifeguard – Shadow Rim and Parsons Leadership Center 
  • Small Water Craft Instructor (kayak, canoe, paddleboard) – Shadow Rim
  • Archery & Sling Shot Instructor – Shadow Rim and Willow Springs
  • Archery & Hatchet Throwing Instructor – Maripai
  • Ceramics Instructor – Willow Springs
  • Backpacking Instructor – Maripai, Shadow Rim, and Willow Springs

Note: Archery, Lifeguard, Small Water Craft, Water Safety Instructor, and Swim Instructor requires proof of current certification.

Although specific activity experience is required for many of these positions, we offer on-site training for some (except Ceramics Instructor).

Unit Staff

Unit Staff are the most direct link to our campers. Unit staff work in teams to supervise camper groups. Unit Staff get to bond with campers and provide support and supervision. They often participate in many camp activities alongside their campers. Our units are grouped based on grade level and program.

  • Leadership CoordinatorMaripai, Shadow Rim, and Willow Springs
    Provides leadership and plans schedules for units of 5-20 girls between ages of 15-17 years old. The program is focused on leadership skills and introduction to becoming a future camp counselor.

  • Unit Leader   Maripai, Parsons Leadership Center, Shadow Rim, and Willow Springs
    Provides leadership and plans schedules and programs for units of 10-25 girls. Supports, leads, and works with 3-5 staff members that are part of the same unit.

  • Unit Counselor   Maripai, Parsons Leadership Center, Shadow Rim, and Willow Springs
    Directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and FUN for a group of 10-25 girls and working collaboratively with 3-5 other staff members. Unit Counselors also provide arts & crafts, outdoor education, STEM education, outdoor cooking, and supporting girl-led programs. 

Applying is as easy as 1, 2, 3... 4!


READ about each of our unique camps and find out what positions we still have available.


APPLY! The process takes about 15 minutes. In addition to your resume, please have contact information for your references and any previous employers ready. You’ll not be able to save your progress and will need to start over if you choose to leave the application unfinished. If your skills and qualifications match what we are looking for, we will call you to schedule a phone interview. Applications will be reviewed in early spring. 


REFERENCES Choose three people who are not friends or family to submit references for you. 


ONCE HIRED You’ll receive information from our Council’s Human Resources Team to complete the hiring process. Please be sure to check your email and complete the required documents. You’ll need to complete forms and have the following ready: 

  • Identification cards like Drivers’ License, Social Security Card, etc.
  • Certifications including First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard, Archery, etc.
  • Health history information 

Your Camp Director will also send information on Online Training that will need to be completed before you arrive at camp. 

All camp staff are required to be Girl Scout registered members. Join as an adult member. 

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