Eagle’s Nest Camp is currently seeking a Paddling Head for the summer of 2021!

Responsibilities: The Paddling Head is responsible for working with the Assistant Director and Canoeing Instructors to plan canoe expeditions in Western North Carolina for young paddlers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels, as well as teach campers techniques and skills to maximize their enjoyment of canoeing and improve their abilities. The director should have a solid understanding of tandem open-boat paddling. The canoeing program utilizes our lake as well as many local rivers including the Green, Nantahala, Tuckaseegee, French Broad, and Watauga Rivers.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

Dates: Position is from May 28th to August 17th, 2020. These dates include a required Canoe Clinic from May 29th – June 1st. The Canoe Clinic will include a Swift Water Rescue course.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Water Skills


Required Qualifications: Minimum age of 21 years. Experience in whitewater canoeing and teaching. Excellent technical skills in Class II-III water. CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certifications.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications: American Canoe Association Instructor Certification, swift water rescue technician certification, Wilderness First Responder or higher certification.

About Eagle's Nest Camp

Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest Camp provides a joyful, nurturing community where campers finishing kindergarten - 11th grade are treated with respect and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize nature, arts, and community living. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment. Hiring now.