Marin County Girl Scout Day Camp

Camp Arequipa: Girl Scout Day Camp 2023


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The Day Camp Director is responsible for giving leadership in the camp setting. He/She gives direction and supervision to the total operations of the camp; health and safety of campers and staff; setting program goals and objectives; providing effective business administration; establishing operational compliance with Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNC), GSUSA, and State of California regulations, standards and guidelines.

The Day Camp Director is accountable to the Day Camp Administrator for quality of work produced. He/She will supervise all camp staff, delegating as necessary, and give advice, guidance and counsel.


  • Responsible for adherence to the GSNC Volunteer Personnel Policies and specific MCDCC policies
  • Develops and implements staff training in consultation with Day Camp Administrator and Council Staff Liaison
  • Recruits, selects, places, supervises, and releases staff in consultation with the Day Camp Administrator and Council Staff Liaison.
  • Coordinates camp organization, activities, and government
  • Assumes final responsibility for the physical and emotional well-being of campers and staff
  • Assumes responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of personnel policies
  • Sees that health and safety procedures and emergency plans are developed and implemented
  • Insures proper care of supplies and equipment during camp
  • Monitors effective business, administrative, and personnel practices during camp as outlined in the GSNC Day Camp Administrative Manual
  • Maintains good public relations with the camp community
  • Conducts camper and staff evaluations of all aspects of camp operations
  • Submits reports as requested and outlined in the GSNC Day Camp Administrative Manual
  • Attends Day Camp Director and Council Day Camp Staff training
  • Receive and respond to parent phone calls/emails within 48-72 hours or request assistance to meet this standard.
  • Handle negative customer complaints in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate quality customer service through professionalism and courtesy in all interactions with day camp staff, MCDCC members, parents and campers
  • Willingness to uphold the Girl Scout Promise and Laws whenever you represent MCDCC


  • Completion of Council Camp Director Training course is required
  • Minimum of 25 years of age as required of camp directors by California state code
  • Minimum of two year supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 1 year administrative experience in the camp setting
  • Documented experience in developing and implementing program for children
  • Documented experience in designing and delivering training plans
  • Documented experience in working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of codes and standards governing camp operations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and make independent decisions
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to visually and auditorily assess and monitor materials, presentations and programs
  • Ability to help direct others in a crisis situation.
  • Flexibility and strong organization skills
  • Attend all day camp committee meetings
  • Adhere to all day camp timelines, deadlines and budgets as they pertain to camp
  • Able to work with difficult people in a positive manner
  • Previous experience working with volunteers helpful
  • Demonstrates a high level of quality customer service at all levels of interaction
  • Willingness to uphold the ideals of Girl Scouting as they pertain to the Promise and Law


  • Knowledge of the Girl Scout Program
  • Participation at a camp director training course offered by Girl Scouts, ACA, college or other youth organization
  • Ability to negotiate uneven terrain

Amended 3/96, 4/04 pra; 2/08 dsv