Overview

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Do you love working with kids? Are you excited about the outdoors, teaching kindness, cooking, arts and crafts, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, sports, telling stories, and being creative? 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 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: The Waterfront Director is responsible for teaching swimming curriculum, leading staff in-service trainings and emergency response drills, ensuring compliance with Eagle’s Nest Camp operating procedures, and overseeing the safety of all waterfront activities and the equipment used. The Waterfront Director must be able to work well on a team and give/receive feedback graciously. Other camp duties, such as being a cabin counselor, may be required. Swimming instructors and Lifeguards teach swimming lessons and lifeguard for free swim in our lake.

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 provided.

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

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Waterfront Head must be at least 21-years-old and hold CPR and Lifeguard Certifications. All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year out of high school. We require CPR and First Aid certification by the time the season begins, and may require higher certifications for teaching in specific areas.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications for Waterfront Head: Extensive guard experience with leadership roles. Water Safety Instructor Certification. Experience teaching swim lessons.

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 to learn more and apply. You can also email us at [email protected] or call Paige Lester-Niles at 336-761-1040.