Summer Camp Counselor

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

About the organization

Camp Winona allows girls in grades K-11 to explore the wonders of the outdoors in a fun, safe, traditional camp setting. Located 35 miles southeast of Washington, DC, in Hughesville, MD, Winona offers a wide variety of programs ranging from weeklong-themed specialty activities to two-night minicamps. Winona is owned and operated by Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, the largest Girl Scout council in the country. This summer, following our enhanced health and safety guidelines, girls will safely explore all camp has to offer, including swimming in the pool, tie-dying, exploring nature, teambuilding challenges, and taking aim at target sports.


Camp Staff or Superhero?

Take a moment to imagine making a difference in the life of a child. Empower girls to make decisions, become independent, and be proud of who they are. That's what we do each summer at sleep-away camp! If you're passionate about youth development, enjoy the outdoors, and want to encourage girls to discover the best versions of themselves, then Girl Scouts Nation's Capital sleep-away camps may be for you!

Multiple Opportunities!
Unit Counselors – The heart and soul of camp! Unit staff live and work with a group of girls, helping them take healthy risks and develop self-confidence. Spend your days planning and implementation of activities and having fun right along with the girls. Salaries start at $350 a week .
Program Staff & Lifeguards – Masters of Fun and games! Challenge yourself to create fun, engaging activities for all girls at camp and still live in the units, bonding with your own group of girls each night. If you have a special area of interest -- we've got you! We have positions for art, nature, science, archery, slingshots, swimming, boating, and more! Current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications preferred - but not required. Salaries start at $405 a week.
Support Staff – The backbone of camp – if you love organization, cleaning, or all things behind the scenes, this is the job for you! You can enhance your business skills and money management working in the office; perfect your cooking skills


Is this you?

- Looking to expand your resume with top skills such as decision making, emotional intelligence, creativity, resilience, and adaptability
- Passionate about girl leadership and youth development
- Eager to work in an inclusive environment
- Enjoy teamwork and collaboration
- Love being outdoors and willing to work outdoors in the heat, humidity, and rain
- Prepared to live on-site during employment in rustic cabin accommodations (limited access to electricity, internet, or flushing toilets)
- Aren't bothered by dirt, bugs, or sunscreen Looking for a summer job

Some of the Perks

- Room, board, and laundry facilities provided
- Paid pre-camp training and professional development
- Free certification in CPR/First Aid and other activities dependent on position (lifeguarding, archery, etc.)
- Networking opportunities and a chance to work with culturally diverse staff and campers
- College credit/internship (We'll work with you to fulfill requirements.)
- Ample time off Skill development in leadership, communication, problem-solving, behavior management, creativity, and more
- A summer outdoors in the woods without screens!
- Memories and friendships to last a lifetime
- The opportunity to create a positive impact on the youth of today


Starting at $350 per week

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job