Spend your summer mentoring young people, teaching and playing in woods and rivers, and learning and growing as part of an amazing camp community! Gwynn Valley, a summer camp for boys and girls located just outside of Brevard, North Carolina, is seeking a Backpacking Instructor for our upcoming season. You’ll work in our “Mountainside” program (for middle-school-aged campers) alongside specialists in rock climbing, mountain biking, white water canoeing, and earth skills. As a backpacking instructor, you’ll teach beginner-level backpacking skills and conduct various other activities during the day, supervise a cabin group at night, and go on four multi-day off-site backpacking trips over the course of the summer. We trek in beautiful Pisgah National Forest, hiking on average four to six miles per day. Plus, you’ll eat amazing food in our dining hall, make lifelong friends, learn new skills, build connections with outdoor industry professionals, save money (free room and board!) and have a ton of fun!
- Experience backpacking and camping in remote wilderness environments
- Experience teaching, supervising, and mentoring young people in wilderness settings (especially children ages 12 - 14)
- Passion for working with children, exploring the woods, and teaching camping skills
About Gwynn Valley Camp
Gwynn Valley is a residential summer camp for boys and girls, located just outside of Brevard, North CarolinaBackpacking Instructor, that offers a farm, wilderness, and traditional program. Our mission is to nurture each child by building character and relationships in a community that fosters personal challenge, a connection to nature, and the simple joys of childhood.