Do you have a love for the outdoors and a passion for youth development? Girl Scout Camp Menzies is the place for you! Join Girl Scouts Heart of Central California’s team of caring, energetic professionals who build girls of courage, confidence and character.
Make a difference in the lives of children. Camp staff are Girl Scout campers’ heroes. You’ll be the one who builds them up, encourages them to be their best selves, and helps them love themselves, their friends, and the world around them.
Build a community that is supportive and validating. We care about a better world. Camp is a community that welcomes all, supports all, and works together to help all of us to be our best. As a member of Camp Menzies’ staff, you’ll help build that place for campers and for one another, where we can be our truest selves and make the world a better place.
Create connections and lifelong friendships. There are no friends like camp friends. Just as Girl Scout campers forge valuable connections, you will too! Your co-counselors will become your closest friends, biggest cheerleaders, and most trusted confidants. You'll leave camp with amazing friends from all around the world.
Learn lifelong skills like problem-solving and communication. You’ll receive comprehensive staff training and ongoing professional development all summer long. You’ll learn how to teach children, how to resolve conflicts, how to communicate with teammates, and how to adapt and respond to changes. You’ll also come away with new mentors from the leadership team who will support and encourage you during and after camp.
Get what you give. While your focus will be on creating incredible experience for campers, this is a job that loves you back. You’ll leave having had an amazing summer, making incredible friends, learning about yourself, trying new things, and exploring the outdoors.
Be the change. Girl Scouts is dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Join an organization that is committed to anti-racism, LGBTQ+ affirmation, economic equality, disability and health inclusion, environmental equity, and empowering girls and women.
Working with GSHCC’s Camp Menzies provides many benefits.
GSHCC’s pay rates for seasonal camp staff exceed the national average by a significant margin. Our summer salaries begin at $100/day, and increase based on skills, experience, and position. *note that pay is different for international staff attending camp through an agency.
Meals and lodging for on-site staff are provided all summer, including weekends.
GSHCC offers one to two weeks of paid staff training designed to prepare you for your summer role and to support your personal and professional growth.
Opportunities are available to participate in certification courses such as archery, lifeguarding, first aid and CPR, mental health first aid, and more.
Every summer, Camp Menzies staff gather for one to two weeks of training before summer programs begin. Staff are trained in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Leave No Trace principles, First Aid and CPR, group facilitation, child abuse prevention, best practices in programming to the age and ability of girls, and more.
Not only does this training offer you the skills you will need during your time working at Camp Menzies, this training extends beyond your summer at camp, into your future career and development opportunities.
Life at camp is not completely out in the open, unless you wish to be! Unit staff sleep in an uninsulated cabin with two to four other staff members. Support staff sleep in cabins that are shared by two to four staff members. There are bathroom and shower facilities that have hot and cold running water and flush toilets within close walking distance of all sleeping areas with the exception of the horse staff sleeping quarters.
Cell phone service is limited: cell phones are only permitted in staff only areas of camp. There is limited internet service available for staff to check email during their time off. A staff-only lounge is available for staff to use during their off-time. Each staff member has a locker and a plastic tub in the staff lounge to keep personal items.
All on-site staff get two hours off each day. During this time, you’ll have access to the staff house, as well as other outdoor quiet spaces around camp. We encourage staff to use their time off for self-care and as a time to connect with family or friends outside of camp.