Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Build your resume and your tan in sunny Florida! Leadership positions, Counselors, Horseback Riding Instructors, Healthcare, and Food Service positions available.

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves nearly 25,000 girl and adult members throughout 8 Tampa Bay area counties. We're more than cookies and camping – fostering leadership through programs including science and technology, business, financial literacy, and outdoor and environmental stewardship.

Headquartered in Tampa, FL with 4 camp properties, summer camp is held at Camp Wai Lani in Palm Harbor directly on the Gulf of Mexico and at our equestrian center, Camp Wildwood in Wildwood.

About Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Looking for a new adventure? Build your resume while spending some time in the water or taking a beautiful trail ride on horseback, all while you help build girls of courage, confidence, and character. You'll gain experience and benefits including: Leadership skills, youth development, networking opportunities, housing and meals, make lifelong friendship, and earn biweekly compensation. 

Camp Wai Lani in Palm Harbor is set on 45 acres on the Gulf of Mexico, near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Wai Lani’s unique features include an active waterfront area to canoe, kayak, and paddleboard bordered by beautiful mangroves, an interactive marine lab, refreshing pool, ceramics kiln, and challenge course with a climbing tower and zip line. 

Camp Wildwood in Wildwood is about 75 miles northeast of Tampa and 25 miles south of Ocala. Wildwood offers 589 acres of original Florida – piney woods and palmettos in sandy soil, huge live oaks with Spanish moss and marshlands. Wildwood’s unique features include an active equestrian center, interactive nature center, a beloved pioneer homestead program, Junior Olympic sized pool, and a beautiful new lakefront with new lakeside cabins.

Opportunities available: Counselors/Activity Specialists (Lifeguard, Archery, Canoe/Kayak, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Skills & Environmental Education, Challenge Course), Counselor/Horseback Riding Instructors (Wildwood only), Camp Experience Coordinator/Head Counselor (Wildwood), Food Service Manager, Cook, Kitchen Assistants, Healthcare Supervisor, Healthcare Assistant, Adventure Specialist/Trip & Travel Counselor, Day Camp Coordinator (Wai Lani), Equestrian Coordinator (Wildwood). 

Wages vary by position, housing and food are included. 

You’ll have the opportunity to perform meaningful work as a role model to campers of all ages from 6-17, leading them in activities like arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor skills & environmental education, archery, and more as you create fun-filled adventures and memories while making new friends from around the world.  If you’re excited about the opportunity for professional growth learning new skills and earning certifications such as lifeguard, archery, & CPR/First Aid, being a key part of the team, and having an impact on hundreds of girls, apply today!

Full and partial summer commitments available for non-leadership staff . Internship available.

Get ready for a summer of making memories with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida!

The Employee Experience

Staff and campers spend days taking part in many different activities: canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, camping, archery, challenge course (Wai Lani only), arts & crafts, horseback riding (Wildwood only), outdoor education, songs, games, campfires, traditional camp activities, and more. Our travel campers and staff will spend part of their time at either camp and the rest on adventures such as overnight canoe treks and going to North Carolina. 

Camp staff assist in the day-to-day activities in their unit and program areas and help maintain the health and safety of all campers.  Staff plan and develop living unit or activity-specific programming and aid in guiding campers in personal growth and challenge-seeking aspects of camp activities through the Girl Scouts 3 processes: Being girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning.

Staff will grow in their leadership skills, gain valuable certifications and training, make lifelong friends, have an unforgettable experience, and have an impact on the lives of hundreds of girls.  

The summer camp staff season runs from May 15 or 22 depending on the position, through July 31 and includes staff training. Full and partial summer commitments available for non-leadership staff. Internships available. 

Ideal Candidate

It just might change your life!

Are you:

  • Positive?
  • Friendly and caring?
  • Like working outside?
  • A team player?
  • A creative problem-solver?
  • A challenge seeker?
  • Someone who wants to to empower girls to try new things?
  • Interested in making a difference in the world?

If you answered yes to these questions, we'd love for you to apply for a position with us this summer! 

Candidates should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls. Camp positions require individuals to work long hours. You must have a genuine concern and interest in working with children. Candidates must be at least 18 by June 6. 

Room and Board

Room and board is provided for all staff during the season. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a snakc are served everyday programming is running through the summer! Leftover food is kept in an employee fridge for staff to access on time off as well. We try to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions! 

Staff will live on site, room and board provided. 

Employee Perks

  • Being outside all day in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Great, friendly people to work with
  • Staff Lounge 
  • Nutritious meals 
  • Meet new people from all over
  • Life changing experience

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff are welcome to bring their own vehicles to camp. If you choose to come by bus, plane or train, we will arrange to pick you up.

For Fun

We're minutes from the Gulf beaches (Camp Wai Lani is ON the Gulf!) and a short drive to Disney World! 

How to Apply

**Please note: We are unable to accept international staff this summer.**

For full position descriptions and to apply, follow the link below. 

Questions? Contact Erin Hollen ehollen@gswcf.org 


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