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Wanted: Camp Junior Instructors!

Hey older girls! Yes, grades 10-12 we are talking to you! Are you ready to take the lead at camp, develop some outdoor living skills, AND get a stipend for every week you work? You are, right? Good, because it’s time you became a Junior Instructor at Girl Scout camp.

Seriously girls, we want you at camp!

What’s a Junior Instructor?

Girl Scouts entering grades 10, 11, or 12 can apply to be camp Junior Instructors and play an integral role in the day to day activities at Camp Stonybrook‘s Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) and Camp Butterworth‘s Day Camp with the help and supervision of our capable camp staff.

As a Junior Instructor you’ll gain outdoor and recreational skills as you lead activities for younger campers and their leaders. You’ll also get to be a positive role model to younger girls AND you’ll get paid!

After your mandatory week of pre-camp training (June 4-8, 2017), in your first year you’ll earn $25 a week, your second you’ll earn $50, and for your third year you can earn $100 a week.

Plus, if you attend the camp cleanup day, you’re invited to our end-of-summer party at Camp Stonybrook or Camp Butterworth on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Who doesn’t love a party at camp? No one!

Why be a Junior Instructor at camp?

Here are some excellent reasons from past Junior Instructors:

If you really want to have one of the best summers of your entire life, while helping out some unforgettable campers and meeting some of your lifelong friends, I definitely recommend that you fill out this application. While my other friends where slaving away being waitresses at Skyline and baggers at Biggs, I was having an amazing summer that I will never forget. So don’t hesitate any longer, becoming a Junior Instructor is a decision you will never regret.
-Katie Hautman (a.k.a. Loco, PA)

 

As I look back at my time as a Junior Instructor, I realize that this was the most valuable experience I had growing up. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I spent three summers working at Camp Stonybrook as a Junior Instructor and loved it so much that I came back as the Arts and Crafts Specialist in 2012 and I even had the privilege of being in charge of the Junior Instructors as the program director at Camp Stonybrook and Camp Butterworth in 2014. These leadership experiences that I had at camp prepared me for my job today and shaped me into the person I am and I will be forever grateful for the Junior Instructor program.
-Emily Berning (a.k.a. Dots)

So there you have it! If you want to have one of the best summers of your life AND build your job skills, don’t pass up this opportunity!

How many weeks would I work?

As a Junior Instructor you must agree to work at least two weeks of camp during the summer, either at Camp Stonybrook TAC or at Camp Butterworth Day Camp, from the following choices:

  • June 11–16, 2017: Stonybrook TAC
  • June 18–23, 2017: Stonybrook TAC
  • June 25 – July 1, 2017: Stonybrook TAC
  • July 5–7, 2017: Stonybrook TAC
  • July 9 – 14, 2017 : Butterworth Day Camp
  • Jul 16–21 , 2017: Butterworth Day Camp
  • July 23–28, 2017: Butterworth Day Camp
  • July 30 –August 4, 2017: Butterworth Day Camp

How do I apply?

For more information on applying to be a Junior Instructor check out our Junior Instructor Application Packet or contact Tori Houck, our Outdoor Program and Partnerships Manager, at 937.279.6527 or torihouck@gswo.org.

The position requires an application and reference forms. Once we receive your application and references, Tori will schedule an in-person interview with you, so be ready to share all that makes you an awesome candidate to lead younger girls at camp! And don’t worry if you don’t know every game, tradition, and song ever used at a Girl Scout camp. Those are things we’re happy to teach you!

So are you ready for a summer of adventure as a Junior Instructor? Then don’t delay, apply today and spend your summer at Girl Scout camp!

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