Positions at Agaliha are unpaid volunteer positions called “Sessionals.”
Camp Agaliha is a new day camp, open for a one-week session this summer at Harris Hill Park in Elmira, NY. Agaliha offers girls ages 5-10 a classic camp experience. Campers participate in swimming, nature, STEM, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, plays and skits, and teambuilding activities. A day at Agaliha starts with drop off at 9 a.m. Campers participate in three one-hour programs prior to lunch. After lunch are two one-hour programs along with skits, team building and all-camp activities. Pick-up is daily at 4 p.m., with a brief staff meeting afterwards. All staff participate in a comprehensive training prior to camp in order to be fully prepared.
What we look for in Sessionals:
A love for children and the desire to make an impact. We’re looking for kind, patient, enthusiastic people to dedicate four days of their summer. Make meaningful friendships while being a positive role model and helping girls achieve their goals. All volunteers are expected to enthusiastically participate in all aspects of camp.
What are Sessionals?
Sessional staff are unpaid camp volunteers. They are camp counselors who do it all—play silly games, sing songs, put band-aids on boo boos, start fires and put them out, all while taking great care of our campers. A Sessional can be a parent, past staff member, leader, Service Unit Manager or any adult who understands the value in Girl Scout camp and wants to share the magic. By volunteering their time, Sessionals become a sponsor for a camper, allowing a girl to attend camp for free. Older Girl Scouts who are 16+ can be Junior Counselors. Those interested in becoming Sessionals will go through an application and interview process.
Program Manager: Minimum age 18
Nature and Outdoor Education Coordinator: Minimum age 18
STEM Coordinator: Minimum age 18
Arts and Crafts Coordinator: Minimum age 18
Counselors: Minimum age 18
Junior Counselors: Minimum age 16
Health Supervisor (EMT certified or higher): Minimum age 21
Work Dates: July 13-July 16