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Keystone Camp for Girls

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Adventure Trip Staff

Salary Range: $2750+

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: office@keystonecamp.com

Website: www.keystonecamp.com

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Adventure Trip Staff Counselors will organize and instruct in one or more of our adventure sports and rock climbing, canoeing, and/or hiking and camping; will schedule and lead off-camp trips.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 19 or finished first year in college; have experience in the outdoors and our advneture sports; must love children; must be motivated, confident, and enthusiastic!
  • BENEFITS: Competitive salary; room, board, and laundry included; gain more certifications for job; learn about yourself; play in the outdoors all summer!

Camp High Rocks

Located: Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Position Available: Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $260-$420/week

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: staffinfo@highrocks.com

Website: www.highrocks.com

  • We are looking for a team of fun, active, and caring people who are willing to be creative, energetic, responsible, and patient as they lead by example. Staff are at least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore, with a strong interest in working with children.
  • Male counselors live in a cabin with 5 or 6 boys, ages 7-16. Female staff have additional duties in lieu of cabin coverage. We act not only as teachers, but as friends, role models, and at times parents.
  • Counselors instruct one or more areas: Rock Climbing; Horseback Riding; Hiking; Mountain Biking; Canoeing and Kayaking; Fishing; Pottery; Swimming; Sailing; Riflery and Archery; Crafts; Tennis; Soccer; Childcare; High Ropes Course
  • June 1 - August 12, 2017. Training dates in May. Other benefits include room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge area with wifi; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to some of the best wilderness and highest mountains on the Eastern Seaboard!

Camp High Rocks

Located: Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Position Available: Challenge Course Facilitator

Salary Range: $260-$420/week

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: staffinfo@highrocks.com

Website: www.highrocks.com

  • Camp High Rocks has instructor openings for our challenge course facility. Our course consists of 18 high elements at 25 and 45 feet. Staff will lead campers through ground school, processing, and debriefing the experience.
  • Responsibilities: Challenge course facilitators help cabin groups through the challenge course, team building, processing, and initiatives. Male staff would also serve as a cabin counselor for a group of campers.
  • Qualifications: At least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore. Applicants should have experience with challenge course facilitation. Preference given to those with more extensive leadership, processing, and rescue skills.
  • Position dates are June 1 - August 12, 2017. Other benefits include room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge area with wifi; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to some of the best wilderness and highest mountains on the Eastern Seaboard!

Camp Illahee

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $3000+

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: gretchen@campillahee.com

Website: www.campillahee.com

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Key positions available! Come make a difference this summer! We are looking for fun, caring, responsible adults who are excited to share knowledge of their field with our campers.
  • PROGRAM INFORMATION: Our 3:1 camper-to-staff ratio ensures quality programs including: trips (kayaking, climbing and hiking), horseback riding, studio arts (arts and crafts, weaving, woodworking, ceramics, painting) and more!
  • BENEFITS: Excellent training opportunities; competitive salary range including add-ons for experience and certifications.
  • Positions available: High Ropes Course, Climbing, Kayaking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Art

SOAR, Inc.

Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org

Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

SOAR, Inc.

Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Position Available: Activity Specialist

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org

Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

Camp Rockmont

Located: Black Mountain, North Carolina

Position Available: Cabin Counselor

Salary Range: $225/week + bonuses

Type: Day/Residential Boys' Summer Camp

Contact: info@rockmont.com

Website: www.rockmont.com/work-at-camp

  • Counselor of 8 boys - ages ranging from 6-16. Guide and direct your cabin in a variety of camp programs/activities.
  • Enthusiastic staff.
  • Hardworking, encouraging environment where lives are changed.
  • Rock Climbing experience desired.

Cheerio Adventures

Located: Mouth of Wilson, VA and Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Position Available: Trip Leader

Salary Range: $315 per week and up depending on experience

Type: Wilderness adventure program

Contact: andrea@campcheerio.org

Website: www.cheerioadventures.com

  • Co-lead small groups of participants ages 10-16 on overnight wilderness adventure programs, including climbing, rafting, canoeing, caving, kayaking and backpacking.
  • YMCA based program takes place in VA, NC, TN, WV.
  • Room/ board, laundry included, obtainable certifications, use of camp equipment.
  • Staff training begins 3rd to 4th week in May (training is three weeks), 9 weeks working with campers and camp ends ~ Aug 15.

Camp Carolina

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Outdoor Adventure Leader

Salary Range: $180-280 per week depending on age/experience

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: kylie@campcarolina.com

Website: www.campcarolina.com

  • CCB is located in Western North Carolina where we are surrounded by some of the best rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, fly fishing, sea kayaking and mountain boarding in the country. And we are hiring instructors for all of these positions!
  • Our campers come from all over the world and choose CCB for the High adventure activities we offer as well as the skilled, passionate, trained and awesome staff we have each year.
  • We are looking for outdoor professionals to lead a variety of outdoor activities at CCB. We offer half day, full day, over night and multi night expeditions for all aged campers. Help us inspire and coach the next generation of ourdoor professionals!
  • Training begins May 3rd with a heavily discounted WFR course. Staff then participate in activity specific training until May 30th-receiving certificates and qualifications for all courses sat.

Green River Preserve

Located: Hendersonville-Brevard area, North Carolina

Position Available: Cabin Counselor

Salary Range: $210-240

Type: Residential, coed environmental summer camp

Contact: missy@greenriverpreserve.org

Website: www.greenriverpreserve.org

  • Work as a leader and role model for gifted and motivated 2nd through 9th grade children. Provide a caring cabin atmosphere for 7 campers.
  • Teach a wide range of camp activities including fly-fishing, canoeing, fencing, rock climbing, painting, outdoor cooking, pottery, etc. Assist professional naturalists in morning hikes to waterfalls, mountain overlooks, through streams, and other adventures.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least one year of college experience. Must be mature, and willing to be nurturing and instructive to children as well as respectful of all.
  • Starting salary is $210 per week plus room, board, and laundry service. Additional pay for training in camp related fields such as wilderness medical training, lifeguarding, N.C. commercial driver's license, etc. Internships also available- please see website.

Camp Merrie-Woode

Located: Sapphire, North Carolina

Position Available: Activity Instructors/Counselor

Salary Range: Competitive pay

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: betsy@merriewoode.com

Website: www.merriewoode.com

  • We look for staff who have completed at least one year of college, who are of high moral character, who love working with children, have a positive attitude, lots of energy and willingness to be a role model to young girls.
  • Counselors teach up to four activity periods daily and live in cabins with the campers. Activities include archery, arts and crafts, canoeing and kayaking, ceramics, chorus, climbing, dance, drama, backpacking, caving, fly-fishing, landsports, nature, photography, riding, sailing, swimming, stained glass, tennis, tumbling, weaving, and woodworking.
  • Salary is based on age and experience and includes room, board, and laundry.

Camp Merrie-Woode

Located: Sapphire, North Carolina

Position Available: Trip Leaders

Salary Range: Competitive pay

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: betsy@merriewoode.com

Website: www.merriewoode.com

  • The Mountaineering Program includes a high ropes course, rock climbing - indoor and outside, backpacking - overnights, day hikes, several day backpacking trips, and caving. Mountaineers need to possess strong leadership and organizational skills with orienteering, first aid, climbing and backpacking skills, and ropes facilitation.
  • Staff must have extensive experiences in an outdoor setting. WFR (preferred), WAFA, or WFA required. Outward Bound, NOLS, or the equivalent; graduate preferred.
  • Salaries are individually determined and based on your age, experience, and skills. Housing, food, and laundry are provided. All staff have 36 hours per week leave.

Falling Creek Camp

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Rock Climbing Instructors

Salary Range: competitive pay or depending on experience

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mail@fallingcreek.com

Website: www.fallingcreek.com

  • Room & Board
  • Paid Orientation
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certifications

Eagle's Nest Camp and Hante Adventures

Located: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Position Available: Summer Camp Staff

Salary Range: Competitive pay

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: Campassistant@enf.org

Website: www.enf.org

  • Eagle's Nest is seeking staff for the upcoming summer with positions available in camp staff, wilderness staff, and internships.
  • Camp staff teach activities in the arts, music, and drama, wilderness (whitewater canoeing on a handful of southeastern rivers, rock climbing in the Appalachian mountains, and backpacking on the region's trails), and athletics (emphasizing skill and teamwork, not competition, as well as exploration of games from around the globe).
  • Staff members may also double as wilderness trip leaders. Staff will live on the campus in beautiful Pisgah Forest, leading, living, and forming community bonds in cabin groups with campers and other staff.

Camp Green Cove

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Counselor / Outdoor Educator

Salary Range: competitive

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: greencove@greencove.com

Website: www.greencove.com

  • We are a noncompetitive, non-regimented camp focused on fun, growth and instruction. We need people who enjoy working and living with children and have skills in: backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater boating, sailing, horseback riding, swimming, environmental education, tennis and arts and crafts.
  • Everyone who works at Green Cove has three basic responsibilities: Teaching skills and leading trips in an outdoor activity. Working directly with kids as a counselor, advisor, and advocate. And participation and influence as a member of the camp community.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a college or university (or equivalent). Should have experience in and be willing to teach one or more of our activities (some training provided).
  • Salaries are individually determined based on your age, experience and skills. Our salaries compare favorably with most other camps and rise as you prove yourself. All food and lodging is provided. Time off: everyone gets 36 hours per week leave (a day and 2 nights).

Camp Mondamin

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Counselor / Outdoor Educator

Salary Range: competitive

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mondamin@mondamin.com

Website: www.mondamin.com

  • We are a noncompetitive, non-regimented camp focused on fun, growth and instruction. We need people who enjoy working and living with children and have skills in: backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater boating, sailing, horseback riding, swimming, environmental education, tennis and arts and crafts.
  • Everyone who works at Mondamin has three basic responsibilities: Teaching skills and leading trips in an outdoor activity. Working directly with kids as a counselor, advisor, and advocate. And participation and influence as a member of the camp community.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a college or university (or equivalent). Should have experience in and be willing to teach one or more of our activities (some training provided).
  • Salaries are individually determined based on your age, experience and skills. Our salaries compare favorably with most other camps and rise as you prove yourself. All food and lodging is provided. Time off: everyone gets 36 hours per week leave (a day and 2 nights).

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Located: High Point, North Carolina

Position Available: Climbing, Equestrian, and Aquatics Directors

Salary Range: $185 and up depending on experience

Type: Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions

Contact: director@campcheerio.org

Website: www.campcheerio.org

  • Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia!
  • Free Room/Board and Laundry, too!
  • Looking for dedicated and enthusiastic staff to make a positive difference in the life of a child.

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

Located: Virginia

Position Available: Wilderness Trip Leaders

Salary Range: $225-$250 week

Type: Wilderness Adventure Program

Contact: info@wilderness-adventure.com

Website: www.wilderness-adventure.com

  • 1, 2, and 4 week Wilderness Trips that include climbing, biking, caving, ropes course, climbing wall, canoeing, rafting, hiking, camping, etc.
  • Room & Board, 30% Discount on Outdoor Gear, Trip Leading Experience, and more.
  • Spend your summer doing what you love!