Summer Camp Staff Application - 2013

Application Information

 
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Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, or any other classifications protected by applicable law, nor are you required to supply information that would reveal such classifications. You are not required to supply information that would reveal your race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
1. Contact Information
2. The best way to contact me is by:
3. How did you learn about this job?
4. Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland operates several types of camps. Please tell us the program where you'd prefer to work.
5. Which positions interest you?

Please keep in mind that most positions are hired only at resident camp. Look for positions marked with DC or HA to signify that they are for Day Camp or High Adventure.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old by June 1st to be considered for positions, except when marked otherwise.
^Must be at least 21 years old to qualify.
*May be under 18 years old.



I was born for this job!It'd be kind of cool to do this.I am not interested.
Assistant Camp Director^
Site Host^ (DC only)
Unit Leader
Unit Counselor
Junior Counselor*
Waterfront Manager^/ Head Lifeguard^ (also DC)
Lifeguard* (also DC)
Trip Leader^ (HA only)
Barn Manager^
Horseback Specialist
Arts and Crafts Specialist
Nature Specialist
Culinary/Garden Program Specialist
Teen Leadership Specialist^
Program Presenter (DC only)
Camp Nurse^ (RN required)
Health Care Provider (LPN or EMT acceptable)
Food Service Manager^
Cook
Kitchen Assistant*
6. High School Education
7. College Education
8. Other Education
9. Current Certifications/Trainings

Please list the certifying organization and expiration date.
10. Relevant Previous Employment and Volunteer History
11. Relevant Previous Employment and Volunteer History
12. Relevant Previous Employment and Volunteer History
13. Relevant Previous Employment and Volunteer History
14. References: Please list three individuals, other than relatives or personal friends, who know of your qualifications and/or background experience. We recommend former employers, teachers, ministers, school counselors, Girl Scout leaders or other persons who can give an honest account of your abilities, work ethic, and personality.


References will be e-mailed an online form to fill out. Please make sure that the address that you give is correct.

If you do not have an e-mail address for a reference, it is your responsibility to give them a paper reference that can be submitted. You form which can be found on www.gsoh.org.





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17. Please note: The State of Ohio requires a Criminal Background Check for all employees who work directly with children.


Have you ever been convicted or pled no contest or guilty to a crime (other than minor traffic violations)?
18. Do you have a valid driver’s license?
19. Have you had your driver’s license suspended or revoked in the last four years?
20. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland requests the following information because of our dedication and commitment to the girls we serve. All youth-serving organizations must take reasonable precautions when hiring paid staff who works directly with children. This information is confidential.

I certify that I never have been convicted of, nor pled no contest or guilty to the following:
• Child abuse in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2919.22
• Endangering children in violation of section 2907.04
• Gross sexual imposition in violation of section 2907.05
• Sexual imposition in violation of section 2907.06
• Importuning in violation of section 2907.07
• Voyeurism in violation of section 2907.08
• Public indecency in violation of section 2907.09
• Any offense of violence or any existing or former offense of any municipal corporation, this state, any other state or the United States that is similar to any of the above offenses.

I agree with the above statements:

21. You don't have to have been a camper to be a great camp staff member, but we'd like to hear about your camp experience if you've got it.

Did you attend camp as a child?
22. If you've attended camp, tell us how many summers you attended camp and what type(s) of camp you attended.
23. Have you participated in a Counselor in Training or Day Camp Program Aide program?
24. If you answered yes to the above question, please tell us when and at what camp. Also, please tell us about the most important thing that you gained from that experience.
25. There's a place at camp for just about every skill imaginable. We would like to get a feel for what interests and abilities you have. Keep in mind that you don't have to be good at everything to be a good staff member!

Please rank your interests and skill level in the categories below.


Performing Arts
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI can perform, but not teachI'm interested in developing this skill more
Singing
Skits
Acting
Costumes and makeup
Set design
Guitar
Ukulele/Banjo/other camp strings
Brass instrument
Wind instrument
Dance
Storytelling
26. Other Arts
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Painting
Drawing
Pottery
Photography
Candle making
Leatherwork
Recycled crafts
Nature crafts
Jewelry making
Paper making
Sculpture
Paper mache
Poetry/ creative writing
Newsletter editing
27. Environmental Awareness
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Animal habitats
Scat/tracks
Plant ID
Edible plants
Aquatic studies
Night nature
Rocks and fossils
Astronomy
Conservation
Gardening
Leave No Trace
Recycling
Energy conservation
Water conservation
28. Outdoor Adventure
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Orienteering
Geocaching
Letterboxing
Survival skills
Fire building
Outdoor cooking
Lashing
Knife safety
Hiking
Backpacking
Fishing
Archery
Rock climbing
Belaying
Rappelling
Biking - road
Biking - mountain
29. Waterfront Activities
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Swimming
Diving
Pool games
Sailing
Canoeing - flatwater
Canoeing - moving water
Canoe tripping (overnight)
Whitewater rafting
Kayaking - sit on top
Kayaking - with spray skirt
30. Sports and Games
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Volleyball
Soccer
Basketball
Rugby
Cheerleading
Disc golf
Slacklining
Fitness
Yoga
Active games
Quiet games
Get acquainted games
Large group (all-camp) games
31. Team Building and Challenge Course
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Ice breakers
No/ low prop games
Team initiatives
Team challenge course (low ropes)
High ropes course
Debriefing/ processing
32. Horseback Riding (Western)
I have experience teaching others this skillI have lots of personal experience, but no/little expereicne teaching othersI'm interested in developing this skill more
Ring riding lessons
Trail riding lessons
Tack, grooming, etc.
Care of horses
Horse packing
English riding
33. Other Skills
I love doing this and can teach othersI can help teach, but not as the lead facilitatorI have some experience but am not comfortable teaching yetI'm interested in developing this skill more
Cultural presentations
History/ living history
Native American lore
Campfire programs
Culinary arts
Rainy day activities
Leadership skills
Anti-bullying
Stress relief
Dealing with peer pressure
34. Why do you want to work at camp this summer?
35. How can camp change the world?
36. What do you hope to gain by working for Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland this summer?
37. How will camp be a better, safer, and more magical place for campers because you are there?
38. Describe your experience with outdoor living, dealing with minimal personal time, and/or working with kids.
39. Returning Staff Only: What have you done since last summer that will make you a better staff member this summer?
40. Returning Staff Only: Describe one good and one bad experience that stand out in your mind from your last summer of employment. What could you have done to make your bad experience better?
41. I certify that the information is true and complete and that I have not knowingly withheld any information which might, if disclosed, affect my application unfavorably. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts on this application will be cause for rejection of this application or dismissal after employment.

I understand that employment is conditioned upon acceptable results of a pre-employment screening and successful completion of a background check as required by the State of Ohio. Additionally, I understand that I will be required to submit a certificate of physical examination upon arrival at camp.I am aware that I must become a member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and I agree to uphold its ideals and policies.

I understand that this employment application and any other Girl Scout documents are not contracts of employment, and that any individual who is hired may voluntarily leave employment at any time, with or without cause or notice, and may be terminated by the council at any time with or without cause or notice. I understand that any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and are not to be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

I authorize Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland to inquire into my employment history and qualifications for the position(s) for which I am being considered. I authorize past/current employers and other persons to release the information requested by Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. I hereby waive any and all claims against any person who provides information in response to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland’s request concerning my employment history and other qualifications.

I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND CONSENT TO THESE STATEMENTS.

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