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Summer Employment

Make a difference in a life of a child this summer by joining Girl Scouts of Central Illinois summer camp staff team. We hire three different teams of camp staff, find the one that fits you best . . . from our young day campers taking their first adventures into camping to our teens who are pushing the limits with extreme challenges. Enjoy your summer seeing life like a child again as you ride horses, create incredible crafts, swim the day away, go boating, try archery, make s’mores, go backpacking, and so much more!

Before you begin the application process, there are a few things you should know. Working at camp is a full-time summer commitment. Our staff contracts typically run from early June until early August, during which you’ll receive room and board and a salary. Our staff works together in a close-knit team to provide a safe, fun, and educational experience for our campers. The days are long, but at the end of the summer you’ll realize the positive contributions and impact you have made. You’ll also leave camp with strengthened leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, which are an asset no matter where life takes you.

Our Camp Teams

Camp Widjiwagan
June 2 - August 9
Day Camp Staff will work one week of training, 9 weeks of day camp and 3-5 overnights during the summer.
Director: Andrea "Miami" Bennett abennett@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp Kiwanis 
June 2 - August 9
Day camp staff will work one week of training, 9 weeks of day camp and 3-5 overnights during the summer.
Director: Lynne "Hoot" Franco lfranco@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp Tapawingo
June 2 - August 9
Resident camp staff will work one week of training and 9 weeks of overnight camps, with 24 hours off a week.
Director: Katie "Bugs" Nolan knolan@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp Daisy at the Decatur Urban Program Center
June 2 - August 9
Day camp staff will work one week of training and 9 weeks of day camp. There will be no room and board. Minimum wage will be paid ($8.25 x 40 hours).
Director: Robin "Robinhood" Howard rhoward@girlscouts-gsci.org

Be a Volunteer at a Community Day Camp

If you have a busy summer but still want to spend some time giving back at camp . . . consider volunteering at a Community Day Camp. Our Community Day Camps are 3-5 day camps in communities around our council. To volunteer for a Community Day Camp, please click here to complete our Volunteer Application and the Volunteer Authorization Disclosure and Release. Please specify which camp you are interested in. Contact Lisa Sons for more Information.

Community Day Camps
Bloomington - July 28 - August 1
Chillicothe - June 9 - 13
Canton - June 16 - 20
Quincy - July 14 - 18
Streator - July 8 - 10
Pontiac - June 23 - 27, June 30 - July 2, July 7 - 11
Fairbury - August 4 - 8
Spring Valley - July 29 - 31
Danville - June 30 - July 3


Summer Employment Brochure

The GSCI Summer Employment Brochure will answer all your questions regarding summer camp employment opportunities we offer.

Positions available include:

  • Assistant Camp Director: Day and Resident Camp
  • Waterfront Director: Resident Camp and Day Camp (Camp Widji)
  • Unit Leader: Day and Resident Camp
  • Camp Counselor: Day and Resident Camp
  • Boating Instructor: Resident Camp
  • Cook: Day and Resident Camp
  • Food Service Manager: Day and Resident Camp
  • Kitchen Aide: Day and Resident Camp
  • Healthcare Manager: Resident Camp
  • Horseback Riding Instructor: Resident Camp
  • Lifeguard: Day and Resident Camp

Summer Employment Process

Thank you for your interest in our Girl Scout summer employment. Working at camp is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to live, work, and play in the great outdoors and change the life of a child. GSCI’s summer camp staff is a group of young camping professionals who take pride in the magic they create each summer at camp.

We hope you’ll consider being part of the team – and our summer family!

The application below is a pdf fillable form. Download the form and save it to your computer. Complete the form and email to our Human Resource Department. You may email your completed application to Patti Flynn at pflynn@girlscouts-gsci.org. You may also mail your completed application to:

Patti Flynn
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
3020 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5918

GSCI Summer Employment Application