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Work at Camp

Working at our camps takes a special kind of person! Staff members are selected for their relevant skill and experience, their commitment and willingness to create a supportive environment for children, their ability to help deliver an overall quality camp experience, and their sense of professionalism. It is expected that all staff will support the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout organization.

Email us at campjobs@gsnorcal.org with questions!

Camp Bothin: Just over the Golden Gate Bridge, Bothin is closest to a town, has the most modern facilities and accommodations, and serves predominantly younger, first-time campers. The weather is comfortable in the summer, usually in the 80s with cooler nights.

Camp Sugar Pine: Our furthest camp from the Bay Area sits in an alpine setting, and is surrounded by tall pines at the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. The weather is usually warmer in the summer, in the high 80s and drops to the low 50s at night.

Camp Hidden Falls: Surrounded by giant California Redwoods, Hidden Falls is a sweet, small camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Soquel. A short hike reveals two swimmable cold-waterfalls. The weather is comfortable in the summer, usually in the 80s with cooler nights.

Live and work in the great outdoors! Staff live in units with a group of campers in a staff bunk steps away from the camper bunks. Facilities at all of our camps are rustic, and your living arrangement may include a cabin, covered wagon, yurt, or even a hammock village depending on the location. Some housing does not have electricity and bathrooms are located a short walk away.

Camp Staff are Youth Development Professionals. We provide a comprehensive, 12-day training session prior to the start of camp. This time is spent orienting our team to all aspects of camp and the job, including working with campers, leading activities, learning rules and regulations, specialty activity training, and understanding emergency procedures. We also spend this time settling into the rhythm of camp, growing together as a team, and discovering what makes camp so special to one another and to the campers we are about to welcome!

Throughout the summer, we remain committed to our staff’s confidence and performance, providing ongoing enrichment and reflection opportunities.

As we cautiously prepare to return to camp in 2021, we anticipate that this summer will bring changes to the daily schedule of camp, including some job responsibilities, new or different available positions, and day-to-day impacts on the camp schedule as we all do our part to keep one another safe.

Please read our FAQ page about summer camp in 2021.

International Staff

As a result of ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Girl Scouts of Northern California will not be hosting International Staff in Summer 2021.