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Our Camp Staff

Many staff who elect to spend their summers at camp are studying to become educators or youth-development professionals. Others have a passion for the outdoors, aquatics, and/or horses, and they want to inspire girls to grow through out-of-the-ordinary experiences.

Much of our training involves bringing a “challenge by choice” philosophy to girls. This meanS our teams have the training to encourage campers to step outside their comfort zones, take healthy risks, and grow from the experience.  

Staff candidates are recruited from colleges and universities, local community agencies, and referrals. We also partner with Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) to hire international staff through their global exchange program. Many staff are former campers or have gone through our Counselor-in-Training program.

If you are a potential staff member and have questions about Camp Menzies, please reach out to us via Let us know if you’d like to join us for the next Camp Staff Zoom Q&A!

What does it take to be an extraordinary camp staff member?  


A caring heart 


A love for the outdoors


Seeing a bit of magic in every girl 


A level of energy that matches our campers, and a dedicated spirit, striving to make girls' dreams come true


Every summer, our camp staff gather for 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. 

Camp Leadership

Our Camp Menzies Leadership team supports the staff and campers and lives on-site during the summer.