Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is excited to offer girls under the age of 18 with leadership programs throughout summer camp!
Camp is a place where you'll learn to grow. Your summer will be filled with unique and excited experiences and challenges. Throughout the summer, you'll develop your leadership and teamwork skills as you work with other CSA Girl Scouts and staff members to provide an outstanding camp experience for the younger Girl Scouts, and you'll also develop close friendships, have a great time, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Registration for CSA Leadership Programs will open on the following dates:
CIT I & II: January 26 at 6 a.m.
Program Aid Training: February 9 at 6 a.m.
Program Assistant: February 9 at 6 a.m.
Junior Instructor: Applications now available! More details below.
Junior Counselor: January 26 at 6 a.m.
Grades are listed for each summer camp session below. Please note, girls can only register for sessions for the grade they are in during the 2021-2022 school year.
If you have questions, contact the Customer Care Team by phone at 888.350.5090 or by email at email@example.com!
Some program dates and details may have changed since the printing of the 2022 Camp Guides. The following listings have the most up to date offerings.
P.S. Have Digital Dough? You can use it for camp registration! gswo.org/digitaldough
Counselor-in-Training 1 (2-week)
Currently in grades 9-11
2 weeks |$180
This two-week opportunity is for girls who are ready to begin exploring the pathway to camp leadership (for girls going into grades 10-12). Topics covered in training include: introduction to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, age and social characteristics of younger campers, essential skills needed to be a great counselor, and how to lead songs and games. CIT I’s will spend nights in their own unit and receive ongoing supervision and leadership guidance from the CIT Director, while building teamwork skills, and observing unit staff. Girls will work towards their CIT pin.
*Girls will go home between their two weeks.
Counselor-In-Training 2 (3-week)
Currently in grades 10-11
3 weeks | $200
This three-week opportunity is for the aspiring camp counselor (for girls going into grades 11-12). CIT II participants will spend nights in their own unit and receive ongoing supervision and leadership guidance from the CIT Director while learning the skills needed to be an outstanding camp counselor during the day. CIT II‘s will experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls through training that includes application of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, exploring the various leadership styles, learning positive behavior techniques, age and social characteristics, and resident camp skills. Participants will have an opportunity to observe unit and program staff, evaluate experiences, and receive guidance from the CIT Director as they assist in units, building up to spending an entire day with their assigned unit. Prerequisite: CIT I. Girls will earn their CIT II pin.
*Girls will go home the weekends between their three weeks.
Junior Counselor (Week 0)
Currently in grade 11
3 day training and 2 week+ internship | No cost | Jun 3-5
Girls who have completed both CIT I and II programs and are entering grade 12 can apply to be a Junior Counselor. This is an internship opportunity for girls to receive direct mentorship from the camp staff and can opt to shadow program specialists. Girls must participate in an application and interview process and be selected for the position. Junior Counselors will attend a three-day pre-camp training June 3-5, 2021 at Camp Libbey. Junior counselors must intern a minimum of 2 weeks, one at Camp Whip Poor Will and one at Camp Libbey but may then choose additional weeks. Participants will go home over the weekends between internship weeks. Prerequisite: CIT I and II, Junior Counselor application, references, and interview. Follow the registration process then contact Marie Cordes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419.887.9454 for an application and to set up an interview.
Build your leadership skills at Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) by interning as a Junior Instructor (JI). Junior Instructors run many of the programs at TAC such as hikes, creeking, sling shots, tie dye, water games, messy science and much more! JI's also fill the important role of being one of the campers favorite parts about camp. You'll learn valuable leadership skills and serve as a role model to youngers campers.
Junior Instructors that are at least 16 by May 31, have the opportunity to attend American Red Cross Lifeguard training at Camp Stonybrook the week of May 31 - June 3 free of charge. JI lifeguards will spend time at the pool guarding under the supervision of the Waterfront Manager and other lifeguards.
This is a competitive program based on applications, references and interviews. Not all applicants may be selected. To participate in this program you must meet the following requirements:
Junior Instructors receive a stipend for all weeks of service after the pre-camp training week:
Must be at least 16 years old and attend and pass Lifeguard Training May 31- June 3 at Camp Stonybrook, which is free of charge.
All Junior Instructors are expected to abide by the following behavior expectations and must sign a behavior contract at the beginning of the summer. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and may result in dismissal from camp.
2. Once your application and two references are returned to the camp director, you’ll receive a confirmation email that allows you to request an interview time slot. The interviews will be held over zoom.
3. During the interview, you should be prepared to answer questions and teach a short activity (game, nature activity, craft, or other activity) to the other participants in your interview time slot (no songs please). If you are a returning Junior Instructor, you are not required to teach a short activity. You’ll receive more specific information about the interview in the email.
4. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their acceptance. If accepted, you’ll receive a packet, including several forms to complete before arriving at pre-camp training.
Program Aide Training
Girls currently in grades 5-7
5 day | $40
Earn your PA award while working with Brownies at Day Camp! Spend your first day with your fellow PAs in training, then spend the rest of the week within the unit with girls. Girls will be awarded their pin on Friday before they head home. Girls attending this session must have completed their Leader In Action award (LiA). PAs need to be dropped off and picked up each day.
Jun 27-Jul 1
Girls currently in grades 5-11 that have completed their PA training
5 day | $40
If you have completed Program Aide training and would like to spend the week at day camp working with girls developing leadership, team building, and programming skills, then this is a great opportunity for you! Work with camp staff to implement programs such as badge work, crafts, nature hikes, singing, and more. PAs need to be dropped off and picked up each day.
Jun 27-Jul 1