We recruit talented and professional college-aged staff who have the skills, experience and maturity to be positive role models.
Our staff are passionate about working with girls and the important role camp can play in their lives.
Staff at Girl Scout Camp are hard-working, fun-loving individuals who strive to make every girl feel “at home” at camp. All camp staff are First Aid/CPR certified, receive background checks and 10-15 days of intensive staff training. Staff training topics include, risk management and emergency procedures, age group characteristics, behavior management, experiential education, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, team building and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Camper to staff ratios are determined according to age group with at least two staff with each group at all times. We believe that individual attention is important and maintain groups that average 10-18 girls per group. The same group of unit staff stay with the girls during all their daily activities for the whole week. Staff sleep in the same living unit, in centrally located cabins adjacent to the girls’ cabins, so they're available whenever needed. Our camp counselors are held to a high standard in their role as mentor, teacher and friend.
Learn More About Our Camp Staff:
Camp River Ranch
Jennifer "Smokey" Dickson
Camp River Ranch Director
I've been at Girl Scout Camp River Ranch for the last eight years and am amazed and inspired by the campers and staff. A lifelong Girl Scout, I'm committed to providing girls with quality outdoor experiences fostering leadership and independence.
Fun Facts about Jenn:
- I enjoy fly-fishing in the cascade foothills and clamming on the pacific coast.
- I'm reconnecting with my sewing machine to create fun gifts.
- My most recent SCUBA adventure was at the Mnemba Atoll off the coast of Tanzania.
Kim "Cricket" Brunskill
Assistant Camp River Ranch Director
A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, I attribute much of my success as an adult to childhood summers at camp. My love for being outside led me to earn an M.S. in Environmental Education, spending two seasons as a professional sea kayak guide and traveling across the country and internationally. Originally from California, I love the Pacific Northwest and remain passionate about connecting today’s youth with the beauty and mystery of nature.
Fun Facts about Kim:
- I'm an avid bird nerd that can ID birds by sight or sound.
- I'm actively seeking cricket figurines and doodads to add to my collection in honor of my camp name.
- I enjoy repurposing everyday items into functional art.
Kate "Rocko" Tegeler
Camp Robbinswold Director
(253) 798-5028 (September 5-June 15)
(360) 877-9246 (June 16-Sept 4)
I grew up in Girl Scouting and attended summer camps in Arizona from age ten and on. This will be my 11th summer directing a Girl Scout resident camp and my 5th summer here at Girl Scout Camp Robbinswold. What I love most about camp is seeing the girls push their limits; it can be overcoming sleeping in the dark, getting into a canoe or their fears of meeting others while at camp.
Fun facts about Rocko:
- Duthie Hill mountain bike park is the second most fun place to be outside of camp.
- My favorite camp song is Rags, it’s about a dog who wiggles and waggles.
- I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Camp St. Albans
Zoe "Lynx" Rolly
Camp St. Albans Director
(253) 798-5026 (August 16-June 14)
(360) 275-1040 (June 15-August 15)
I attended Girl Scout camp on the Oregon coast every summer growing up. I became a camp counselor at 19 and have worked in outdoor recreation ever since. My favorite part of camp is during closing campfire when I look around at a group of girls and young women who have smiles on their faces and who have, over the previous week, become a community.
Fun facts about Zoe:
- I play roller derby for the North West Derby Company in Port Orchard
- I love children’s books. My favorites are: The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where the Wild Things Are.
- I like to knit.
Jessica "Toto" Carter
Assistant Camp St. Albans Director
(253) 475-0307 ext. 2466 (August 16-June 14)
(360) 275-1040 (June 15-August 15)
I've worked and volunteered with the Girl Scouts for the last six years. This is my first year with Girls Scouts of Western Washington and my sixth summer being a part of camp. I greatly enjoy being outdoors and trying new things. My favorite thing about camp is watching the girls try something new and being themselves. Camp leaves a lasting impression and every girl should get the chance to discover, learn and grow.
Fun facts about Jessica:
- Giraffes are my favorite animal.
- I am a master at the electric slide.
- I have opera singing skills.