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:
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 2020-2021 school year.
If you have questions, contact the Customer Care Team by phone at 888.350.5090 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Some program dates and details may have changed since the printing of the 2021 Camp Guides. The following listings have the most up to date offerings.
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2 weeks | $175
This two-week opportunity is for girls who are ready to begin exploring the pathway to camp leadership. 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
3 weeks | $195
This three-week opportunity is for the aspiring camp counselor. 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 stay at camp the first weekend and go home the second weekend.
Program Aide Training
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).
Jun 28 - Jul 2
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 28 - Jul 2
Junior Instructors must be currently in grades 9, 10, or 11. All applicants must be registered Girl Scouts. Those who are not Girl Scouts in these positions must pay a $25 registration fee and must obtain a caregivers permission to become a Girl Scout.
Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) provides Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors with an opportunity to participate in a progressive leadership development experience, while having fun at camp. Participants gain leadership skills that provide a valuable foundation for future academic and work related opportunities. This experience is especially useful to girls interested in being summer staff for Camp Whip Poor Will, Camp Libbey, Camp Butterworth or Camp Stonybrook.
Junior Instructors gain outdoor and recreational skills as they lead activities for younger campers and their leaders. They also serve as positive role models to younger girls throughout their camp experience.
Junior Instructors must complete a mandatory week of pre-camp training (June 7-10), at Camp Stonybrook. Junior Instructors are not paid for pre-camp training.
Junior Instructors must agree to work at least two weeks during the summer at Camp Stonybrook TAC:
In addition, there are two weekend programs available:
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 June 3-6, 2021 at Camp Stonybrook, which is free of charge.
First-Year Junior Instructors (Grades 9-11)—Prerequisite: None
You learn outdoor and recreational skills, and you learn how to teach those skills to younger girls. You work directly with the troops as you pair up with experienced JIs to help lead activities.
Second-Year Junior Instructors (Grades 10-11)—Prerequisite: One year of TAC Junior Instructor experience. You learn about group dynamics and develop program-planning skills. You also become more specialized in various camp activities. You work directly with troops as you lead activities.
Third-Year Junior Instructors (Grade 11)—Prerequisite: Two years of TAC Junior Instructor experience. You develop your skills as you assume a greater leadership role at camp with younger Junior Instructors and campers. You also work closely with the program director to provide quality activities for troops.
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 an email from the camp director to set up a zoom interview (may be a group interview).
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. 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 your confirmation letter.
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.
Junior Counselor (Week 0)
3 day | Jun 5-7 | Camp Whip Poor Will
Girl 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 positions. Junior Counselors will attend a three-day pre-camp training June 6-8, 2020 at Camp Whip Poor Will. 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. Junior counselors may also intern during Troop Adventure Camp at Camp Libbey to gain new skills. 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 email@example.com or call 567.225.3524 for an application and to set up an interview.