Summer Camp Staff Opportunities
General Requirements for Employment
Minimum Age – Must be 16 on or before June 1st, 2022 (Counselors In Training must be at least 15)
Registration in Scouting – All staff members must be registered with the BSA. Registration can be secured at the time of hire if not already a member.
Behavior – All staff members will live by the Scout Oath and Law at all times, and will read and agree to the policies and procedures listed in the staff handbook and the Staff Code of Conduct
Salaries – Will be based on position and tenure. Tenure equivalencies may be approved if an applicant possesses extensive prior experiences related to the job.
Training – All staff members must report in time for staff training.
What to Expect?
Dates – Broad Creek Camp Staff are expected to live on site for the duration of their employment. Most Scouts BSA positions will have variable start dates, but most will begin required training June 20th and end July 31st at the conclusion of our final Scouts BSA session. Many staff will be offered additional Cub Adventure Camp positions that will extend their employment to August 18th, 2022 after closeout. Select manager positions will be expected to be available for both Scouts BSA and Cub Adventure Camp seasons.
Hours – During this time, Scouts BSA staff will be required to be at Broad Creek from noon on Sunday to noon on Saturday. Scouts BSA Staff will also have one “night off” a week, where up to 1/3 of the entire staff will not have active responsibilities after serving food for dinner. Cub Adventure Camp staff will have Mondays completely off, from Sunday evening release to Tuesday morning report. During the week, hours of work will be from the morning flag ceremony (7:50am) till the end of program in the evening (~9pm).
Time Off – Staff are permitted to take time off to participate in family vacations, summer camp with their troop, or other similar situation by request. Advance notice is required for any absences, which allows us to provide coverage for absence. Due to extensive absence, staff may not be eligible for a director position or other needed position, and may also be ineligible to receive select post-season awards at Reservation Dinner.
Housing – Broad Creek has many housing types based on age, experience, gender, and availability. All under 18 staff will be housed in 2-3 person canvas wall tents. These tents have a wooden platform, metal frame to hold up the canvas, electricity (at least one outlet per person), and a metal bunk with camp style mattress. 18+ staff members may be placed in a staff cabin, which has wooden bunks with camp mattress. There are other housing areas for Camp Directors, Program Directors, Commissioners, etc. that offer private rooms. Housing arrangements are considered privileges and require the signing of a housing agreement for any staff that participate in roofed housing.
Food – All staff will be provided meals with the campers every day. Food allergies and special diets will be accommodated as best we can by the food service company. There is a 1-week rotation of meals, so be prepared for repeat meals.
Interviews for leadership will be completed throughout the late-fall, with general staff following soon after as applications are received. Interviews will be performed virtually or in-person by request, depending on the preference of the applicant.
It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America to offer equal employment opportunity, training, development, advancement and continuation of employment on the basis of relative qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical handicap that is unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job assignment. Applicants are not required to give any information on this form that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Your completed application will be given every consideration, but with its receipt does not in any way imply that the applicant will be employed.
Specifically, matters affecting employment, volunteer work, application of both, respectively, and clientele, the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, will take affirmative action to insure that each employee, volunteer, applicant, and client will be accorded equal treatment. The commitment to this policy applies uniformly to all levels of administration.
Staff Development Weekends
We will be ready to meet staff arriving as early as 5pm Friday. If you will be arriving later than 8pm, let us know ahead of time.
TBD – Camp staff will primarily focus on development and program design.
TBD – Camp staff will help with camp projects and required training.
Spring Event – May 14-15, 2022 – Cub Family Weekend. Camp staff will be running program for Cubs and their families.
Directors Weekend – TBD – Directors and selected staff will work on program development, lesson plans, and staff site setup. Invitation only!
Staff Week – Work Week – June 12-18, 2022 – Available to all hired camp staff, focus will be on physical work to get Camp Saffran ready.
Staff Week – Program Week – June 19-25, 2022 – Required for all camp staff, this is the main training leading to the start of summer camp on June 27th.
There is another opportunity to help out on “pre-camp staff”, which will run from TBD to TBD. This staff will be a relatively small group, selected by the Broad Creek Rangers and Council Camping Director. They will be helping the Rangers prepare Broad Creek for summer camp.