Eagle’s Nest Camp ( www.enf.org ), a non-profit summer camp for young people located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Pisgah Forest (close to Asheville), is seeking an Assistant Camp Director (ACD).

The ACD will assist in visioning, planning and implementing long-range goals for Eagle’s Nest Camp. The ACD will also oversee the outdoor and expedition programs (Hante Adventures and Added Adventures) for Eagle’s Nest Camp, design and plan 1 to 3-week long expeditions in North Carolina and abroad, as well as oversee the backpacking, rock climbing and white water canoeing programs for Eagle’s Nest Camp. Additionally, the ACD serves as the Risk Manager for Eagle’s Nest Foundation which encompasses The Outdoor Academy, a residential semester school for 10th grade students.

Additional responsibilities include marketing support, staffing, recruiting, hiring and training, budgeting, logistics coordination, curriculum development, permitting and trip leading.

Salary, on-campus room and board mid-May through mid-August, contributory health insurance plan, retirement plans, paid time off, Camp and OA discounts for dependent children.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff


1. B.A. or B.S. in a related field, or prior work experience in education or outdoor leadership.
2. Experience with Risk Management
3. Experience with staff supervision and program logistics
4. WFR (can be obtained prior to beginning work), and CPR
5. Experience teaching students in residential settings
6. Experience working in a residential summer camp or similar program

About Eagle's Nest Foundation and The Outdoor Academy

Eagle's Nest Foundation (ENF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the natural world and the betterment of human character through experiential education programs. Eagle’s Nest is based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. ENF supports three programs: Eagle’s Nest Camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, Hante Adventures for teens, and The Outdoor Academy, an academic semester school for 10th grade students seeking a connection to the natural world and to their community.

Application Instructions

Send cover letter and resume to Paige Lester-Niles, [email protected]

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