Girl Scout camp is where girls thrive in the great outdoors, take on new challenges and gain leadership skills that last a lifetime.
Camp Program Aide (CPA)
Girls, eighth grade and above, who train as a Camp Program Aide, learn more about themselves and strengthen their leadership skills in areas including group dynamics, decision making and conflict resolution. There is a strong emphasis on the learn-by-doing philosophy under the supervision of our experienced staff. Upon successful completion of CPA training, girls may apply for up to two weeks of CPA Mentorship and will receive the Program Aide Pin and the Wonders of Water Leader In Action.
Our CPA Mentorship program gives girls who have successfully completed CPA training the opportunity to share their leadership and outdoor skills with younger campers under the guidance of experienced camp staff. Upon successfully completing their two-week mentorship, girls will receive their Counselor-In-Training I Pin. Please note, mentorship weeks must be requested and approved by camp staff. Please complete the form on Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore's employment page to request weeks for CPA mentorship. .
After completing their CPA training, girls can specialize in a specific area of camp. Opportunities include archery, boating, equestrian, and team-building. Upon successful completion, girls will receive their Counselor-In-Training II Pin.
This training focuses on the foundations of the American
Red Cross Lifeguard Tomorrow program. Instructors emphasize water safety, fitness, response, leadership and professionalism. Girls must be able to swim 25 yards without becoming tired, breathless or stopping for breath. An additional week of mentorship is available after successful completion of the CPA Specialization Program.
Girls who complete the CPA program are eligible to be hired as camp staff when they turn 15 years old.