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
May 26th to Aug 3th
Day Camp Staff will work 8 weeks of Day Camp and 3-5 overnights during the summer.
Director: Andrea "Miami" Bennett email@example.com
Camp Kiwanis and Camp Tapawingo
June 3rd to Aug 4th
Day Camp staff will work 5 weeks of Day Camp at Kiwanis, 2 weeks of Day Camp at Tapawingo, and 3-5 overnights.
Director: (Camp Kiwanis): Billie “Skeeter” Waddell firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Tapawingo/Camp Peairs
June 2nd to Aug 12th.
Resident Camp staff who work only overnight camps, with 24 hours off a week. Switching camps mid-summer.
Director: Katie “Bugs” Nolan email@example.com
Day Camp/Decatur Urban Program Center
June 17th to Aug 21st
July 15th - July 19th
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Day Camps
Decatur IL- June 17 - June 21
Quincy IL- July 8 - July 12
Streator IL- July 29 - August 2
Mendota - July 9 - July 11
Hudson IL- July 15 - July 19
Summer Employment Brochure
The GSCI Summer Employment Brochure will answer all your questions regarding summer camp employment opportunities we offer.
Positions available include:
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 email@example.com. You may also mail your completed application to:
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
3020 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5918