Being an Aide
Aides are among the most important people at camp.
Aides assist adult Leaders with outdoor skills, nature and craft activities, and act as a friend
and helper to the younger campers.
Everyone counts on all of the aides to generate fun and laughter and to encourage singing throughout the camp.
A Peninsula Girl Scout Day Camp Aide is expected to:
Be responsible for herself and to take responsibility for others
Set a good example in front of younger campers through her words and actions
Assume a leadership role in the teaching of various skills, songs and games
"I fully understand that every Aide is an individual with varying degrees of emotional maturity, outdoor program skills and experience. I do not expect an Aide to be an adult or to assume an adult’s responsibility. I do ask that an Aide be ready to assume responsibility under the supervision of an adult."
Types of Aides
There are two distinct yet equally important Aide positions at Camp: The Unit Aide (UA) and the All-Camp Aide (ACA). In addition to the expectations listed above:
A Unit Aide (UA) will attend camp FULL-TIME; will assist two Adult Leaders; may team-lead with a co-Aide; will work with the same group of children each day.
An All-Camp Aide (ACA) will attend camp either FULL-TIME or PART-TIME; will assist Adult Leaders at various sites within Camp, sometimes on an “as needed” basis; will work with small groups of children on a rotating basis each day; may be asked to be a substitute Unit Aide if the need arises.