Being a camp counselor is the hardest job you will ever love.

You wake up every day in the summer to form amazing friendships, build concrete skills, and do daring and adventurous things. You care for campers and use your training to build courage, confidence, and character in the next generation of young women. You model healthy relationships. You teach them how to expand their comfort zones.

We’re hiring staff who want to make a meaningful contribution to our camp community and to create summer camp magic for our campers, all while building your resume and getting paid. If this describes you, see below for more information and to apply!

Camp Staff Positions

Positions are available at both Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills unless otherwise specified. Positions include housing and meals. Most positions require you to live on-site. All staff must be able to direct camper behavior in positive ways and assist in emergency situations to keep the campers safe. In addition, all staff are expected to follow established COVID-19 protocol to keep themselves and campers safe.

All available positions require working in the outdoors, which includes regular exposure to weather conditions such as heat, humidity, rain, and storms, as well as exposure to insects and wildlife. Staff members will walk six to ten miles a day at a brisk pace and on uneven terrain and should be able to climb stairs and lift up to 50 pounds. All staff members are expected to be able to self-manage mental, emotional, and social health in a fast-paced community environment. Each staff member is considered a counselor with the main focus of their work engaging with campers.

 

Counseling Team

  • Unit Leader

    Responsible for campers and counselors in units and for managing behaviors, unit activities, and staff supervision. Must have ability to supervise campers and staff members and organize and implement safe, fun, and age-appropriate activities. One year of resident camp experience preferred.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $372 per week
  • Unit Leader: Day Camp (Camp Holloway)

    Responsible for coordination of all-day camp programming including, but not limited to, program development and implementation, staff training and scheduling, management of the daily check-in and check-out process, coordinating daily transportation to and from camp, and management of aftercare. Must have customer service experience and the ability to supervise staff and campers and organize and implement safe, fun, and age-appropriate activities. Two years of camp experience preferred.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $372 per week
  • Unit Leader: CIT & Intern

    Responsible for managing CIT and Interns at camp. This includes Intern training at the beginning of the summer and either CIT I (Camp Holloway) or CIT II (Camp Sycamore Hills) training. This position is responsible for checking on our independent older campers in leadership roles, supporting them in their learning, and ensuring they have the tools to be successful. Must have the ability to manage campers and staff members and organize and implement safe, fun, and age-appropriate activities. Two years of resident camp experience and knowledge of GSUSA leadership programs is preferred.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $372 per week
  • Unit Counselor

    Directly supervise a group of 6-12 campers in daily activities and foster a positive camp experience while creating a safe and welcoming environment for campers and staff. Responsible for managing camper behavior and tending to hygiene of all campers.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Unit Counselor: Day Camp (Camp Holloway)

    Directly supervise a group of 6-12 campers in daily activities and foster a positive camp experience while creating a safe and welcoming environment for campers and staff. Responsible for daily interaction with camper families, morning check-in and afternoon check-out of campers, and management during transportation of campers to and from the Nashville office. Responsible for managing camper behavior and tending to hygiene of all campers.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $350 per week

Program Team

All program counselors are responsible for delivering programs, engaging with campers, and serving as camp support. Camp support includes but not limited to facilities, all camps, cleaning, and counseling. Program counselors will generally live on camp, help with campers management and assist with other duties when not leading programs.

  • Adventure Director

    Supervise all high/low challenge elements and tree-climbing programs. High/low challenge elements vary at each camp. Keep records, supervise adventure counselors, and coordinate weekly schedules and staff. Assist with general unit programming and management. Minimum six months of supervision in these programs is required. Current First Aid and CPR certifications preferred. Level 1 ACCT certification is required. Courses are available during Staff Training.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $450 per week
  • Aquatics Director

    Supervise aquatic programs such as pool activities, tubing*, Corcls, kayaking*, and canoeing*. Assist with camp-wide programming and management. Lifeguard experience and a nationally recognized lifeguard certification, as well as supervisory experience, are required. Required course is available during Staff Training.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $450 per week
  • Art Director

    Supervise all art programs for camp, including but not limited to art-specific programs, unit art projects, etc. Keep records, supervise art counselors, and coordinate weekly schedules and staff. Responsible for planning and implementing art projects for camp season, coordinating supply ordering, and creating a system to ensure that art goes home with the correct camper. Assist with general unit programming and management. Applicant must be creative, organized, and experienced in varied media such as paint, charcoal, clay, etc.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $450 per week
  • Program Counselor: Adventure

    Supervise and deliver programming on high/low challenge elements and tree climbing in a safe and positive manner. High/low challenge elements vary at each camp. Experience as a participant or facilitator preferred. Assist with general unit programming and management. First Aid and CPR certification is required as is challenge course training and or certification. These trainings are available during Staff Training.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Program Counselor: Aquatics

    Provide a safe and fun aquatics program including, but not limited to canoeing*, Corcls, kayaking*, swimming, and tubing*. Assist with general unit programming and management. Lifeguard certification required. Training for small craft or swift water rescue is preferred. This training is available during Staff Training.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Program Counselor: Art

    Responsible for implementing age-appropriate arts and crafts programs with positive energy to build excitement in the arts. Assist with general unit programming and management. Applicant must be creative, organized, and experienced in varied media such as paint, charcoal, clay, etc.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Program Counselor: Equestrian (Camp Sycamore Hills)

    Develop and implement age and ability-appropriate, progressive English and Western riding programs. Assist with general unit programming and management. Must be a confident horseback rider and have knowledge of safety around horses. Riding instructor experience and/or CHA certification preferred. First Aid and CPR certification is required. Trainings are provided during Staff Training.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Program Counselor: Media

    Responsible for photography and documenting daily camp life using an online photo gallery. Develop media presentations for parents, staff and campers. Implement age-appropriate media programs as needed. Experience with digital photography and uploading and posting photos is required.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week
  • Program Counselor: Nature (Camp Sycamore Hills)

    Create and implement an outdoor/nature skills program to include outdoor cooking, hiking, tent pitching, knots, “Leave No Trace,” and nature programming. Assist with general unit responsibilities and management. Experience in outdoor education preferred.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $420 per week

Kitchen Team

Prepare meals for large group of campers and staff (approximately 300 diners at Camp Sycamore Hills and 150 diners at Camp Holloway) each week. Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen environment.

  • Kitchen Manager

    Supervise kitchen staff and meal preparation for camp population each week. Duties include planning menus, ordering food and supplies, preparing and serving food, and scheduling and supervising kitchen staff and needs. Ensure that kitchen exceeds passing scores on Health Department site visits and enforce food safety regulations. Food management experience and foodservice training preferred. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds. On-site living not required.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $510 per week
  • Cook

    Prepare quality meals for campers and staff. Serve food and maintain Health Department standards. Kitchen experience and knowledge of food safety regulations preferred. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds. On-site living not required.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Starting salary: $480 per week
  • Kitchen Staff

    Assist with food preparation and service, dishwashing, and general kitchen duties. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. No experience required. On-site living not required.

    • Minimum age: 16
    • Starting salary: $360 per week

Site & Support Team

  • Business Manager

    Manage camp checking and petty cash accounts, purchases, and camp trading post. Submit purchase orders, invoices, and reconcile camp budget on a weekly basis. Experience in summer overnight camp and Girl Scouts is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $480 per week
  • Bus Driver (Camp Holloway)

    Responsible for all off-camp excursions and day camp transportation. Must be comfortable and competent to drive a 14 passenger bus. Must have a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license. A valid CDL with passenger endorsement is preferred, but not required.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $560 per week
  • Facilities Counselor (Camp Sycamore Hills)

    Responsible for cleaning community buildings, assisting with kapers, and cleaning of program areas at camp. Work with staff and campers to create a clean and welcoming environment. Responsible for kapers, simple maintenance, and cleaning program at camp. On-site living not required.

    • Minimum age: 18
    • Salary range: $420 per week
  • Health Officer

    Under the supervision of the Camp Director and technical direction of a licensed physician, the Health Officer is the health and safety supervisor for camp. The Health Officer will work to ensure the health and safety of every person on camp.  The position will be responsible for health and cleanliness standards, medication distribution, general medical care, and proper documentation of care.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Salary range: $640 per week

Leadership Team

  • Assistant Camp Director: Operations

    Responsible for coordination of unit staff and program staff involved in daily camp programming with a primary focus on day camp logistics. This includes, but is not limited to, program development and implementation, staff training and scheduling, management of the daily check-in and check-out process, communicating with families, coordinating daily transportation to and from camp, and management of aftercare. Must have customer service experience and the ability to supervise staff and campers and organize and implement safe, fun, and age-appropriate activities. Two years of camp experience preferred.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $540 per week
  • Assistant Camp Director: Programs

    Coordinate and supervise all program activities and provide support to program staff. Supervisory, administrative skills and experience with a wide variety of programs is necessary. Two years of summer camp employment is preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

    • Minimum age: 21
    • Starting salary: $540 per week

Interns

  • Camp Internship

    There is no better way to get hands-on job experience than by interning at Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills! Both camps are hiring interns to assist with camp duties, including kitchen work, office tasks, and media and programs support. Applicants must be 15 years old prior to beginning their internship. Summer Vaqueras (Camp Sycamore Hills Only) must complete Level 3 Vaqueras Training prior to applying.

    Interns may work at camp for one or two weeks as part of the intern program and may request whichever weeks work for them throughout the summer, but specific weeks are not guaranteed. An application and interview are required for all interns. Three references are required for first-time interns. Returning interns submit two references.

 

 

Camp Staff Applications and Forms

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION AND THREE (3) REFERENCE FORMS TO:

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
Attn: Camp Holloway OR Camp Sycamore Hills
4522 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

OR

Camp Holloway Director: CampHolloway@gsmidtn.org
Phone/Fax: (615) 460-0212

OR

Camp Sycamore Hills Director: CDirector@gsmidtn.org
Phone/Fax: (615) 460-0239