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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: https://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. Counselors 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 to 7 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; Basketball; Soccer; Childcare; High Ropes Course.
  • May 28 - August 8, 2020. 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 Director

Salary Range: $320-$500/week

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: staffinfo@highrocks.com

Website: https://www.highrocks.com

  • Camp High Rocks has a director opening for our challenge course facility. Our course consists of 16 high elements at 25 and 45 feet. Staff will lead campers through ground school, processing, and debriefing the experience.
  • Responsibilities: Challenge course director will help cabin groups through the challenge course, team building, processing, and initiatives. The director will be in charge of the course schedule and will run regular staff training drills throughout the summer.
  • Qualifications: At least 21 years of age or rising college junior. Applicants should have experience with challenge course facilitation, safety protocols, staff management. Preference given to those with certifications and more extensive leadership, processing, and rescue skills.
  • Position dates are May 28 - August 8, 2020. Extended date available from May 6 - October 9, 2020. Other benefits include room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge with wifi; extensive professional discounts; and an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness!

Camp Nakanawa

Located: Crossville, Tennessee

Position Available: Cabin Counselor & Activity Instructor

Salary Range: $1200 - $2500

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: campnak@campnakanawa.com

Website: http://www.campnakanawa.com

  • 2 & 4 week sessions - 6 weeks total; staff training; 18+; Climbing Wall Certification Class, Lifeguard Training Certification Class.
  • live in cabin with 6 to 8 campers and teach an activity; over 25 activities to choose from
  • 2 seperate camps;Junior 8-12, Int/Senior 13-17; private lake; 1,000 acres

Camp Illahee

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $4000 +,depending on experience, for full season work

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: gretchen@campillahee.com

Website: https://www.campillahee.com/staff/work-here/

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Help 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 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio ensures quality programs including: trips (Kayaking, Climbing and Hiking), Horseback Riding, Studio Arts (Woodworking, Ceramics, Arts and Crafts, Fiber Arts and Painting) and more!
  • BENEFITS: Excellent training opportunities; competitive salary range including bonuses for experience and certifications.
  • Seeking specialists for: Climbing, Kayaking, Hiking, High Ropes Course, Pottery, Woodworking and Horseback Riding

Camp Mondamin

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Counselor / Outdoor Educator

Salary Range: competitive

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mondamin@mondamin.com

Website: http://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).

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: http://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!

Keystone Camp for Girls

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Camp Counselors

Salary Range: $2500+

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: office@keystonecamp.com

Website: http://www.keystonecamp.com

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Counselors are first and foremost role models for our campers by being their cabin counselor as well as activity instructor, teaching one of our 18 traditional camp activities during the 10-week program.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 19 or finished first year in college; must love being with children; must be energetic, caring, and a great role model for children.
  • BENEFITS: Competitive salary; room, board, and laundry included; live in a small, family oriented community; play with children in the outdoors all summer!

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: http://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: Rock Climbing Instructor

Salary Range: competitive

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mondamin@mondamin.com

Website: http://www.mondamin.com

  • Traditional climbers and backpackers wanted.
  • 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.

Keystone Camp for Girls

Located: Brevard, North Carolina

Position Available: Lead Climber

Salary Range: $2750+

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: office@keystonecamp.com

Website: http://www.keystonecamp.com

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Our Lead Climber will be part of our adventure staff, non-cabin staff who assist with our adventure activities. Keystone's Lead Climber will lead, train, and model a safe climbing program with a focus on skill building and enjoyment. She will help organize trips and oversee day-to-day programming at the rock wall.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 21 years or older, work well with children, lead/trad climbing skills, will subsidize the WFR and AMGA SPI certifications.
  • BENEFITS: Competitive salary; room, board, and laundry included; live in a small, family oriented community; play with children in the outdoors all summer!

Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center

Located: Banner Elk, North Carolina

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $1,700

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@holstoncenter.org

Website: http://www.holstoncenter.org

  • Looking for dedicated and enthusiastic staff to make a positive difference in the life of a child.
  • Two weeks staff training paid!
  • Free Room and Board (delicious food!)
  • Cool mountain summer climate!

Falling Creek Camp

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Activity & Cabin Counselors

Salary Range: $2500 - $3300 for 11 week season

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mail@fallingcreek.com

Website: http://www.fallingcreek.com/staff

  • Falling Creek is a high-adventure, traditional summer camp in the North Carolina mountains.
  • Seeking energetic, creative, and team-oriented counselors, wanting to work outdoors with boys while developing skills for success in the 21st century.
  • Room and board, laundry, internet, and training provided. Must be 19 or older and completed >1 year of college.

Falling Creek Camp

Located: Tuxedo, North Carolina

Position Available: Wilderness Adventure Staff

Salary Range: competitive pay or depending on experience

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: mail@fallingcreek.com

Website: http://www.fallingcreek.com/staff

  • Room & Board, laundry, internet provided, prodeals, and networking opportunities
  • Paid Orientation and Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certifications
  • mountain biking, hiking, canoe/kayaking, rock climbing, and more
  • Swift Water & Canoe / Kayak Instructor certifications available

Adventure Treks

Located: Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $2400 and up

Type: Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Contact: info@adventuretreks.com

Website: http://www.adventuretreks.com

  • Instructors lead activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering
  • The six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment and handling medical issues.
  • Benefits include a competitive salary, a travel stipend, access to pro-purchase discounts, and the opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October in North Carolina).
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs and be willing to work long hours with little to no time off.

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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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.

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: http://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.