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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 - Springfield
May 31 - August 9
One week of training, 8 weeks of day camp, one 4-day mini resident/overnight camp and 1 overnight weekend event.
Director: Lisa “Boots” Wall lwall@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp Kiwanis - Mahomet
May 31 - August 9
One week of training, 8 weeks of day camp, 1 week of resident/overnight camp and 2 additional 1-night overnights
Director: Lynne "Hoot" Franco lfranco@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp Tapawingo - Metamora
May 31 - August 9 - residential job with 24 hours off a week
One week of training, 1 week of day camp, 7 resident/overnight weeks, one 4-day resident/overnight week & 2 weekend overnight events
Director: Katie "Bugs" Nolan knolan@girlscouts-gsci.org

CampTastic - Decatur Urban Program Center
May 31 - July 29
One week of training, 5 weeks of day camp, 3 one-day camps, and 2 day trips
Director: Stacy "Wildcat" Marksberry smarksberry@girlscouts-gsci.org

Camp SOAR - Litchfield
May 31 – July 26
One week of training, 6 weeks of resident/overnight camp.
Director: Jessica “Birdie” Yeager jyeager@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 - June 8 - 12
Canton - June 8 - 12
Chillicothe - June 15 - 19
Quincy - July 13 - 17
Paxton - July 13 - 17
Pontiac - July 20 - 24
Streator - July 27 - 31

Summer Employment 

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!




Patti Flynn - HR Specialist
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
3020 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5918
Telephone 217-523-8159 ext. 1615