Thank You for Volunteering to be a Volunteer-Run Day or Resident Camp Director!
Volunteer-run camps include both day and resident camp experiences allowing girls to extend their Girl Scout Leadership Experience into the summer months, as well as open a pathway that welcomes new girls into Girl Scouting. Camp provides an amazing opportunity for girls and adults to make new friends, learn new skills, and challenge themselves in a safe, supportive environment, and support the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
What Does A Day/Resident Camp Director Do?
As a camp director, you will lead a team of volunteers who will support the planning and operation of camp. You will serve as the primary contact person for the camp and have the opportunity to be a valuable part of a community of volunteer camp professionals providing a high-quality outdoor program experience.
Who can be a Day/Resident Camp Director?
Any registered and screened adult 25 or older, female or male, who has completed the required courses (listed to the right). Many times, day/resident camp directors are volunteers who have served the council in other roles such as leaders, service team members, troop camping certified adults, first aiders, or troop helpers.
How Do I Become a Day/Resident Camp Director?
Log in to the Volunteer Learning Portal (link to the right) to access your Day/Resident Camp Director checklist, where you can complete the step by step requirements and learning modules for your role. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about starting a volunteer run day or resident camp in your community or for your service unit. Camp director training will be offered in the fall/winter.
Resources For Current Day/Resident Camp/Directors
- Council Resource Guide (CRG)
- Day/Resident Camp Directors webpage filled with resources and guidelines
- GSNorCal Camp and Properties
- National Program Resources and Girl Scout Leadership Experience
- Volunteer Screening Process