Overview

Outdoor Leaders

Eagle’s Nest Camp and Hante Adventures, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Do you love working with kids? Are you excited about the outdoors, rock climbing, canoeing, backpacking and more? Do you dream of spending the summer in the mountains, star gazing, laughing with true friends and having the best summer of your life?! If so, we hope you’ll apply to join our team at Eagle’s Nest Camp and Hante Adventures for the summer of 2022!

Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is located on 200 acres of wooded land in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina just southwest of Asheville and down the road from Pisgah National Forest. Eagle’s Nest provides a joyful, inclusive 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 while taking visual and performing arts, athletic and outdoor classes. Eagle’s Nest is an independent non-profit organization. We also host an outdoor adventure program for teens giving them the opportunity to spend two – three weeks backpacking, rock climbing and white water canoeing in North Carolina, across the country, and internationally.

Responsibilities: Outdoor Leaders will be responsible for working with the Outdoor Program Manager to plan and lead outdoor trips, Added Adventures, and Hante Adventure treks (See our website for trip details: www.enf.org). We offer adventures for children of all ages, grouped according to maturity and skill level. Participants learn a variety of camping and backpacking skills including food preparation, fire building, and Leave No Trace ethics. Instructors are responsible for the details of their trips, live with the participants during their time in camp and out in the field, and teach outdoor skills. We seek Outdoor Leaders who have a joy for living and working in the outdoors and have a passion for inspiring and mentoring children. Outdoor staff and Hante Adventures Instructors attend training clinics and all-staff orientation.

Benefits: Competitive salary and one full day off each week. On campus housing, delicious healthy meals (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options), extensive professional discounts, staff lounge with wifi and access to laundry facilities

Dates: Position is from June 1st to August 15th, 2022. Rock climbing, canoeing and outdoor leaders are required to attend pre-orientation clinics that begin in late May.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Minimum age of 18 years with one full year out of high school. CPR and Wilderness First Aid certification or higher. Hante Adventure Leaders must have their Wilderness First Responder Certification. Training and experience with camping and backpacking skills. Those interested in extended expeditions (Added Adventures, Hante Adventures) must have previous experience leading overnight outdoor trips.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications: We also value certifications and training in areas including Leave No Trace, lifeguarding, natural and environmental science, paddling, and climbing.

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 visit our staff webpage at https://www.enf.org/camp-activities-with-a-purpose/staff/ to learn more and apply. You can also email us at [email protected] or call Paige Lester-Niles at 336-761-1040. Eagle's Nest Camp is seeking outdoor leaders to staff our Outdoor Programs for summer 2022!