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Cheerio on the New River

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

Position Available: Land Director

Salary Range: Competitive pay depending on experience

Type: Wilderness adventure program

Contact: weldon@campcheerio.org

Website: https://cheeriofamily.com/cheerio-on-the-new-river-job-descriptions

  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation all land activities - mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, etc.
  • Will obtain wilderness certifications during staff training to take away with you after Summer is over!
  • Room & Board - use of camp equipment
  • Staff training is May 23rd - June 11th. First half of the Summer session start June 12th - July 8th, second half July 9th - August 13th (full Summer options as well!)

Cheerio on the New River

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

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: Competitive pay depending on experience

Type: Wilderness adventure program

Contact: weldon@campcheerio.org

Website: https://cheeriofamily.com/cheerio-on-the-new-river-job-descriptions

  • Responsible for the total well-being of the campers while also leading different activities.
  • Will obtain wilderness certifications during staff training to take away with you after Summer is over!
  • Room & Board - use of camp equipment
  • Staff training is May 23rd - June 11th. First half of the Summer session start June 12th - July 8th, second half July 9th - August 13th (full Summer options as well!)

Camp Killooleet

Located: Hancock, Vermont

Position Available: Counselor- Adventure Sports / Biking / Rock Climbing Etc

Salary Range: $2400- 3000 plus room/board

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@killooleet.com

Website: http://www.killooleet.com

  • All campers bring bike to camp to ride on our campus and go on hikes and overnight trips.
  • All counselors are cabin counselors, working in teams of 3, and activity counselors.
  • We are looking for counselors with skills in road and off road bicycling, rock climbing, hiking, nature, sports, waterfront, and arts skills
  • Campers are introduced to activities (bicycling, rock climbing, back packing) that often become lifetime passions.

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

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

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://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 Andrea Wackerle, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, andrea@soarnc.org

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Activity Specialist

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

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://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 Nashoba North

Located: Raymond, Maine

Position Available: Day Trips Counselor (21+)

Salary Range: $2000-$2300

Type: Coed Camp with Residential and Day Sessions

Contact: nashobafun@gmail.com

Website: http://www.campnashoba.com

  • Hike 5 days per week in the beautiful state of Maine
  • Teach campers all of the wonderful aspects of nature, hiking, and camping.
  • Room, board, meals, internet and laundry included
  • Work alongside fun, diverse and exciting young adults.

Camp Quinebarge

Located: Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Position Available: Trips and Hiking Counselor

Salary Range:

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: fun@campquinebarge.com

Website: http://www.campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/

  • Quinebarge is a traditional, coed residential summer camp for kids ages 6-16.
  • Trips counselors spend their summers leading hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and camping trips throughout New Hampshire and the White Mountains.
  • Benefits include competitive salary, room and board, camp tuition for your children ages 6-16, and weekly laundry. Internship credit available for students.
  • To read our full job description, please visit campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/ and click on Trips Counselor

Camp Cayuga

Located: Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Activity Instructors

Salary Range: Competitive Salary & Travel Allowance

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: info@campcayuga.com

Website: http://www.campcayuga.com

  • TRADITIONAL, private, coed, nonsectarian, sleepaway camp for children ages 6-16. Over 60 daily activities! Diverse population from 26 states and 17 countries. Comprehensive facilities. Separate Teen Campus. Same family ownership since 1962. Staff/camper ratio is better than 1:4. ACA accredited. Less than 3 hrs from NYC and Philadelphia.
  • MULTI-TALENTED individuals with high moral character, who exhibit good sportsmanship; a genuine interest in working with kids; and the ability to work hard from morning to nightfall to ensure a positive camp experience for each camper! Need to provide quality instruction from beginner to advanced levels. Certification is preferred.
  • INSTRUCTORS needed for 60 land & water sports: Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Trapeze, Circus, Skateboarding, Archery, Riflery, ATVs, Paintball, Martial Arts, Fencing, Pottery, Ceramics, Wrestling, Music, Cheerleading, Dance, Mountain Biking, Zip Line, Lifeguards, Swimming. See our website for a complete list of instructor positions.
  • BENEFITS: Good salary, travel allowance, room & board, and laundry service. Tips are permitted. Staff lounge features internet access. Meet kids and work with high-caliber staff from around the world. Accept challenging responsibilities this summer, and gain valuable lifetime rewards! Free camp tuition for staff with children.

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!

Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp & Adventure Trips

Located: Claryville, New York

Position Available: Summer Camp Adventure Trip Leader

Salary Range: $280-$320/week

Type: Residential Coed Camp

Contact: info@frostvalley.org

Website: http://www.FrostValley.org

  • Must be 21 years or older by June 30, 2019 and possess a valid US driver's license
  • Must be WFR certified from June 30 to Aug 23, 2019
  • Experience working with tweens and teens required
  • Able to hike 8-13 miles with a pack weighing 1/3 of bodyweight

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

Located: outside Capon Bridge, West Virginia

Position Available: Teacher-Naturalist

Salary Range: $125 - $600 / week depending on education and experience. Lifeguarding a plus.

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: bcws2@earthlink.net

Website: http://www.burgundycenter.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

  • Room and board and workmen's compensation included. Work in small camp sharing nature with small groups of children and teens.
  • Use direct experiences, games, arts, music to help children immerse in and learn about the natural world and develop a conservation ethic.
  • Join a staff of energetic, creative, witty, and caring high school and college students, live and work in a sanctuary.
  • Chase butterflies, catch newts, watch birds, unearth fossils. Dates: June 18 - Aug. 25.

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 Runoia

Located: Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Position Available: Wilderness trip leader

Salary Range: $2200-2500 plus room and board.

Type: Residential Girls' Summer Camp

Contact: info@runoia.com

Website: http://www.runoia.com

  • Lead campers on overnight wilderness trips, with both a canoeing and or hiking focus.
  • Pass along your love of the outdoors while camping out under the stars with enthusiastic kids who are game for adventure.
  • Have leadership skills, a drivers license, experience putting up a tent and a genuine love of children and nature.
  • Apply via our website www.runoia.com or contact alex@runoia.com for more details. June 15th - August 12th

YMCA Camp Mason

Located: Hardwick, New Jersey

Position Available: Summer Camp Staff- Counselors/ Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $1500-$3000

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: information@campmason.org

Website: http://www.campmason.org

  • Cabin Counselors, Program Staff (Nature, Ropes, Farm & Garden, Arts & Crafts, Trips, etc), Lifeguards, EMTs, Nurses, support staff, activity specialists: archery, riflery, basketball, canoeing, mountain biking, pottery, soccer, high ropes, low ropes, nature, dance, drama, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, skateboarding, hockey, outdoor ski

Birch Rock Camp

Located: Waterford, Maine

Position Available: Wilderness Trip Leader

Salary Range: $1500-2000

Type: Residential boys' summer camp

Contact: rich@birchrock.org

Website: http://www.birchrock.org

  • Lead canoe or hiking trips in Maine
  • Seven week camp program with one additional week of orientation