Camping Specialist

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

About the organization

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is the largest Girl Scout Council in the country.  It provides girls in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, and discover the power of girls together.  We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.


An Excellent Opportunity

Have you been dreaming of a full-time job in outdoor program? 

We are seeking an experienced Camping Specialist for our regular, full-time staff who will live at camp during the summer, directing a sleep-away program. In the non-summer months, in addition to planning and preparing for sleep-away camp, this specialist will also support our year-round outdoor programs for Girl Scouts.

Here’s What You Will Be Doing

- Plan and direct one of our four well-established, popular sleep-away camps for girls, ages 5-17 years
- Create and implement outdoor programming for our members to support volunteers in their delivery of virtual and in-person activities at large- and small-scale events
- Collaborate with staff in other departments to support outdoor program needs of girls, volunteers, and funding partners
- Partner with Marketing and Communications department and other Camping Services team members in the creation of outdoor program marketing materials
- Ensure safety and compliance of programs


Skills Needed to Win

- Passionate about introducing youth to the outdoors in a variety of ways
- Experienced in program and people management, including at least 2 years in youth outdoor education or resident camp program
- Knowledgeable of camp properties and safety management
- Excellent with girls, ages 5-17, and equally skilled at working with adults of all ages and backgrounds
- Superior judgement, especially in times of crisis
- A collaborative leader with confidence and maturity
- Skilled communicator for variety of audiences
- Excellent with Microsoft Office software
- Love being outdoors – ready and able to live at camp from the end of May – mid-August each year
- Able to work evenings and weekends, regularly
- Aren’t bothered by heat, humidity, rain, sunscreen, or bug repellant
- 25 years old or older
- Have access to automobile for travel throughout the Greater DC Metro Area
- Girl Scout experience, especially as an adult volunteer, very helpful (but not critical)



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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