Each year as we recruit more Cub Scouts into our units we give what is called a “cub talk”, which is designed around sharing with the youth all the fun and exciting things they can do if they join us. We promise them that they are going to get to shoot BB Guns, Archery, and Slingshots. That they will fish, learn new games, and be able to focus on STEM activities that are hands on. All year long they work to complete rank requirements and learn new things, but it is at CAMP that they truly get to experience everything we promised them in that Cub Talk.
We are looking for the right people to join our Day Camp team and help us to KEEP THE PROMISE.
Our Camps are led by two Directors that are National Camp School Trained. Working with those Directors, we have many other staff positions that are open for application.
Our most important team members are our Camp Counselors. They are the heart and soul of what happens at camp. They are the number one reason why a camper falls in love with camp. You can be a Counselor and be given the opportunity to impact somebody’s forever! This year, you will be mentoring and working with groups of 8-10 Cub Scouts all week, and will get to know them, help them grow, and keep them safe at camp with us. We are looking for high energy team members that are willing to sing, dance, and do everything they can to bring our theme alive.
We offer a Counselor in Training (CIT) program, as well. A CIT works closely with the staff members and Camp Counselors to ensure a quality and safe program while learning what it means to be a Camp Counselor. This is a great way to get that on the job training for when you reach the age to be on Camp Staff, while introducing you to the different roles and areas so you can decide where your heart leads you in your Camp Career. CITs are not paid staff, but receive credit for their volunteer hours.
Area Directors and Program Staff are another part of our Camp Staff. We are always looking for qualified team members to help us run our Shooting Sports Activities, Aquatics, Games, Crafts, and other areas. Some of these areas have age requirements but all who apply should be 16 years or older. To apply to be on Aquatics, Shooting Sports, or General Camp Staff.
PARENTS who are interested in attending camp the week their scout is attending camp, and would like to VOLUNTEER at camp the same week may receive one free scout admission to that camp. In order to be considered for this, you must apply to be on camp staff by January 30th, go through the interview process, and be selected to fill a position. At all the camps outside of McGimsey units are required to maintain a 1 adult to every 2 scout ratio for supervision (Den Walkers). The volunteers receiving one free scout to camp are not Den Walkers in these camps, they must fill a program area position.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly at Linda.Dieguez@scouting.org or you may text me at 210-740-9370