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Trip Unit Leader- Camp Natarswi

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Come spend your summer at beautiful Camp Natarswi!

Summary:  Trip Unit Leader will plan, direct, and implement short (3 day) backpacking and canoe trips.  Will work in conjunction with Outdoor Skills and Waterfront Directors to design/prepare campers for trips. Will teach in Outdoor Skills/Nature/Hiking areas when not working with trip campers.  Unit Leader job functions include: helping campers understand/live Girl Scout Promise & Law; planning, carrying out and evaluating activities; and ensuring physical and emotional well-being of campers.
Reports to:               Assistant Camp Director

Responsibilities – TRIP LEADER:

1.     Assists in set up Outdoor Living/Nature/Hiking areas during staff training.

2.     Monitors use of equipment; conducts equipment checks for safety/cleanliness/good repair; arranges for needed repairs.

3.     Conducts initial and end-of-season inventory, and stores equipment for safety.

4.     Writes trip lesson plans that will foster campers’ skills in relation to Trail Master skill levels & specific trip.

5.     Leads trips off camp property, following and with a thorough understanding of all safety regulations and guidelines necessary for safe and successful trips.

6.     Keeps records on all campers; helps them progress to advanced levels.

7.     Submits requisition for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.

Responsibilities – unit leader:

1.     Guides activities and experiences in the unit through use of camp government, by girls/for girls planning, and the Girl Scout program.  Assists in guiding unit, group and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.  Coordinates unit activities with those of the entire camp.

2.     Greets campers/parents on first day of camp; sets positive, nurturing tone; answers parent’s questions.  Maintains communication with parents throughout week about camper issues/concerns, if necessary.  During check-out, meets briefly with parents about their camper’s week.

3.     Prepares unit for new campers by ensuring the removal of personal items or trash left by previous session campers.

4.     Enforces camp safety regulations; instructs campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuations, etc.

5.     Ensures the welfare of each individual in the unit and does everything possible to solve problems; informs the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director of any camper or staff issues/concerns.

6.     Helps ensure morale of staff by monitoring that unit staff get enough rest, time off and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities – general:

1.     Sets good example for others; recognizes and responds to opportunities for problem-solving in group; helps campers meet goals established for camper development; assists in supervising all aspects of campers’ day.

2.     Evaluates current season and makes suggestions for following seasons.

3.     Prepares for and actively participates in staff training.

4.     Encourages respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.

5.     Other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time summer position and you will be required to live on-site at camp.  Dates for Resident Camp June 12-July 31.   Certification needed will be offered Jun 18-22.

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Girl Scouts of Maine, Camp Natarswi
PO Box 270
Millinocket,   Maine   04462

Positions Available:2
Post on site:From 5/9/2016 until 5/30/2016
Categories:Childcare Services
Fitness, Recreation, Sports
Job Type:Seasonal
Full/Part Time:Full Time
Salary: Annual Salary
$1,700.00 to $1,900.00
Pay Grade: Includes meals and lodging
Location Notes:Camp Natarswi is located near the South gate of Baxter State Park. 18 mile from Millinocket Maine.
Job Requirements


·         Acceptance/adherence to purpose/principles of Girl Scouting as embodied in Promise, Law and program goals.  Willingness to become registered member of organization

·         Twenty-one years of age or older

·         Valid driver’s license, car and a clean driving record

·         Current Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, Small Craft Safety or Canoe Instructor & Maine State Trip Leader certifications required

·         Training and experience in Outdoor Living Skills/Nature/Hiking, including experience on hiking and canoe trips

·         Previous youth camp staff experience or similar youth program experience

·         Ability and experience in supervising and teaching campers in the out-of-doors

·         Ability to maintain equipment in excellent working condition

·         Ability and willingness to handle rough and uneven terrain and the day-to-day rigor of camp life and outdoor tripping conditions

·         Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers and staff             


Exciting summer in rustic Maine setting, helping to assure girls have a safe and memorable time at camp. You will have also have access to swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, archery and rocking climbing activities. Meals and lodging are included

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