Summer Overnight Camp - Assistant Camp Director

Utopia, TX

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Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is a community-based organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSSWT has nearly 30,000 girl and adult members in its 21-county area, including Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala.     

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We are currently looking for individuals to fill Summer Camp positions at Camp La Jita. Camp La Jita meaning “precious possession” was aptly chosen as the name for our resident camp on the beautiful Sabinal River near Utopia, Texas. Camp La Jita rests on 236 acres of Texas Hill Country land, one hour and twenty minutes west of San Antonio.

                                                Assistant Camp Director (On Site Summer Director)

                                                               Reports to: Camp Director 

Purpose: Participate as a member of the camp administration team to carry out responsibilities for the planning and implementation of Girl Scout program in an outdoor setting; responsible for the overall safeguarding of camper and staff, safety, and security during activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors all camp program activities to ensure that they are following Girl Scout program standards, safety and security guidelines, and activity checkpoint.
  • Acts as a role model for campers and staff in behavior and attitude, following the Girl Scout Promise and Law as well as camp procedures.
  • Prepares and sees that program activities based on camp’s objectives are included regularly.
  • Assumes responsibilities of camp director in director’s absence.
  • Supervises unit leaders and kitchen supervisor and conducts regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Assists camp director with camp administration and staff training as requested.
  • Mediates disputes/disagreements between different camp operations in conjunction with camp director.
  • Is alert to potential hazardous situations and follows established emergency procedures when required.
  • Assists with camp staff evaluations.
  • Attends administrative and staff meetings.
  • Keeps necessary records.
  • Coordinates opening and closing days in conjunction with administration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent (some college is preferred)
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Attend training sessions for the position June 5, 2023 – June 9, 2023
  • Must be available to stay at camp June 11, 2023 – August 5, 2023 (some weekends required, with alternate day off)
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable means of transportation
  • First aid and CPR highly preferred
  • Experience with child interaction and supervision (camp setting is a plus!)
  • Willingness to work as a team member
  • Flexibility, energetic, and good sense of humor
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of Girl Scout program (Girl Scout experience is a plus!)

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Continuous outdoor activity and exposure to weather (heat, sun, humidity, etc.).
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and twisting of the upper body.
  • Strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Capable of lifting 30 pounds.
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with available equipment and facilities.

Job Type

  • Temporary/Seasonal


  • Meals and housing are provided
  • Great memories and tons of fun!
  • Make lifelong friends!
  • Have the best summer ever!

Location: Utopia, Texas, 78884 

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer