Arts & Cultural Resources, Recreation, Recreation Programming, Youth Services
Camp May Flather is an ALL girls, Girl Scout camp located in Mt Solon, Virginia, serving campers ages 9 through 17. We offer a variety of programming that includes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, and more. Our staff team is made up of people from all over the USA and the world (England, Poland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand… and the list goes on!). We are looking for staff that can fill our campers with self-esteem and confidence so they are stronger and more courageous when they leave camp.
Since we are a residential, sleep-away camp, our camp staff live on the property during the summer season. This varies by position, but most staff will arrive at camp in early June for training and will stay until mid-August.
Essential Information about Working at Camp May Flather
We are a Girl Scout Camp! All of our campers are girls, although many are not Girl Scouts; on average, we see 140 campers each week, ages 9 to 17.
Camp May Flather is a traditional, outdoorsy, rustic camp. Each living unit at Camp May Flather will house campers and staff members; staff will share one cabin in each living unit.
Each living unit has running water. However, there is no electricity, air conditioning, flushing toilets, or computers.
Programs run from Sunday to Friday each week. All staff will be required to work on some Saturdays over the course of the summer. Once campers arrive (June 21) staff will have two hours off each day, one evening off each week, and 24 hours off each weekend.
On camp, there is a shower house, archery range, pool, arts & crafts lodge, climbing tower, low ropes challenge course, dining hall, and more!
Most meals are served in the dining hall, but campers also have the chance to cook their meals over a campfire!
There's no shortage of positions available at Camp May Flather this summer! We have opportunities available for individuals of all experience levels. Please see the list below for a short description of all of the opportunities available at Camp May Flather in Summer 2021:
Assistant Camp Director
Assists in training, supervision, guidance and leadership of all unit staff with regard to unit program. Assists the Camp Director with administrative tasks. 21+, current driver's license.
Program Director Coordinates and supervises unit schedules, all-camp programs, and program specialists. Coordinates supplies and resources for specialty programs and areas. 21+, current driver's license.
Arts and Crafts Specialist Plans and implements the arts and crafts program. Provides resource materials and support for the unit staff. Assists with unit programming in the evening. Arts and Crafts Manager position is available at May Flather to oversee multiple specialists. Manager position: 21+, current driver's license.
Program Specialist Plans and implements a variety of activities for unit staff. Activities may include initiative games, archery, camping skills, etc. Provides resource materials and support for the unit staff. Assists with unit programming in the evening.
Support Director Coordinates all business operations of camp. Manages purchasing and record keeping and submits paperwork weekly. Oversees office operations including phone, mail, and office supplies. 21+, current driver's license.
Communications Specialist The Communications Specialist is responsible for photographing campers and staff throughout each camp day, uploading the photographs to our Camp Community site. The Communications Specialist is not involved with the relationship between the public media and camp.
Kitchen Assistant Assist the Kitchen Manager and Cook(s) with food preparation and service. Cleans food preparation areas and equipment.
Cook Reports to the Kitchen Manager. Responsible for the preparation of all camp meals in accordance with pre-planned menus. Must have the ability to lift heavy loads, Hold a current food handler’s certification
Camp Nurse Operates the camp Health Center. Supervises all aspects of medical care for campers and staff. Dispenses medication and follows Doctor's Medical Treatment Procedures. 21+, current RN or EMT certification, current driver's license.
Health Center Assistant Assists with the operation of the Camp Health Center and all aspects of medical care for campers. Must be 18+, and nursing student, pre-med student or current RN or EMT preferred. Current driver's license preferred.
Adventure Director Coordinates and supervises the caving, climbing archery, canoeing, backpacking and challenge course program. Ensures that proper procedures are being followed to meet the safety guidelines for all adventure activities. Supervises adventure staff. 21+, current driver's license.
Adventure Specialist Assist with the implementation of the caving, climbing, archery, canoeing, backpacking or challenge course program. Assist with unit programming in the evening.
Tripping Manager Manages all off-camp trips. Trains girls and staff in backpacking- including fitting and packing a backpack, setting up tents, meal planning, trail mapping, etc. Supervises backpacking trips. 21+, current driver's license.
Waterfront or Aquatic Manager Coordinates and supervises boating activities on the waterfront. At May Flather, supervises pool and canoeing program. At Coles Trip, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing on the waterfront. Supervises waterfront staff and ensures that safety standards are being met on the waterfront. At May Flather, also supervises pool and Pool Director. 21+, current driver's license, current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.
Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Windsurfing Work in conjunction with the Waterfront/Pool Director to implement the sailing/kayaking/canoeing/windsurfing program. Ensure that safety standards are being met. Assists with unit programming in the evening when waterfront is closed. 21+, current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.
Lifeguard Assists with the implementation of the aquatic program. Works as a lifeguard. Assists with unit programming in the evening when pool/waterfront is closed. Current lifeguard and CPR:PR certifications.
CIT/JC Manager Coordinates and implements the Counselor in Training leadership development program. Facilitates and guides teens' development of skills in camp activities, outdoor living and leadership. Oversees Junior Counselors within units. 21+, current driver's license preferred.
Unit Leader Manages the living unit, coordinates activities and assures girl partnership in the development of activities. Supervises unit staff. 21+ and current driver's license preferred.
Unit Counselor Assists the Unit Leader with planning and implementation of activities. Responsible for the direct daily supervision of girls in the living unit and program areas.
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