(Travelers Rest, SC Area)

May 20, 2024 through July 27, 2024 

This position stays onsite (including overnight)

Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – Friday, 4:00 p.m. 

Lifeguard training - May 18-19, 2024*for applicants that qualify.

1 Saturday required: July 27 – camp clean-up day 

Dates off: July 4-6, 2024 


Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands council is the largest organization serving girls in South Carolina. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  If you love the outdoors and love kids, a position at Camp WaBak—our 130-acre overnight camp in the northwestern area of Greenville County—might be perfect for you. Our camp staff supervise, and guide girls aged 1st-12th grade as they participate in a wide variety of camp programming including swimming, boating, archery, hiking, tent camping, arts and crafts, cookouts, campfires, team building, and more!


General Counselors work with their assigned unit to provide hands-on, interactive activities such as crafting, science experiments, and theme-based activities. While at camp, our General Counselors will be role models for our campers – showing enthusiasm, kindness, and creativity. Along with another counselor, you will facilitate archery sessions, create one-of-a-kind tie dye, rock a dance party, and roast tasty s’mores! You can expect to spend your summer days hiking camp, outside playing games on the field, and trying something new each day. 

Explore more about Overnight Camp at Camp WaBak: 


  • No prior Girl Scout experience required to apply.
  • Must be at least 18 years old. 
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required (advanced education or college preferred).
  • Successful reference check, drug screen and background check.
  • Previous experience working in an overnight camp environment preferred. 
  • Ability to supervise and interact positively with girls in grades K-12.  
  • Ability to facilitate and instruct camp activities as requested by the Lead Counselor or other administrative staff. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to make independent decisions, interact effectively with staff and volunteers, and work well with children.   
  • Upon hire, must hold personal membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Ability to drive preferred but is not required. Drivers must have personal transportation and the ability to drive. Must possess a valid driver’s license, maintain personal auto insurance which meets the council insurance company’s requirement for coverage.
  • Individuals who are Bilingual (Spanish) are encouraged to apply. 
  • Assists in the smooth functioning of summer camp by performing other duties as assigned.
  • Under the guidance of the Lead Counselor, assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in activities throughout camp sessions, adhering to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and safety standards. 
  • Serve as a role model to guide campers in appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities that will help girls develop individual responsibility. 
  • Assist in communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving within the unit. 
  • Work with campers through relationship development, respect for diversity, and empowerment of youth. 
  • Learn and implement the crisis management plan, including emergency procedures. Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of the campers. 
  • Ensure program site and supplies are properly maintained. Assist with cleaning, sanitation, and care of supplies and equipment. 
  • Incumbent will primarily sleep in a girl unit (sometimes in a separate counselor cabin, and sometimes in an attached but separate room) and is expected to help with nighttime supervision and morning routines. 


  • Activities occur both inside and outside with employee subject to both environmental conditions to include fluctuating weather conditions (hot, cold, windy, etc.) as well as outdoor exposure to variety of vegetation and animals.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.
  • Ability to perform light work exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


Summer seasonal employment is a unique experience and falls under the seasonal exemption standard categorized as “seasonal amusement or recreational establishment” by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Department of Labor (DOL). This exempts the position from federal minimum and overtime wage requirements as we compensate a daily rate plus. The potential weekly  earnings for this position is between  $300 - $325 depending on experience, availability, scheduling, and any related certifications. Seasonal staff are eligible for a performance based bonus that will be paid after the first 4 weeks of summer camp and at the end of summer camp. This is a seasonal position only with no eligibility for benefits. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands (GSSC-MM) is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with GSSC-MM, please contact Human Resources at . GSSC-MM reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.