SOAR, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is currently seeking outdoor educators, GAP mentors, trip leaders, and those who are studying in related fields and/or have the drive and passion to work with neurodivergent youth for the 2024 summer season and also into the fall of 2024 at the Academy at SOAR.

We welcome those passionate about youth engagement and adventure-based programs for life skill development. SOAR’s mission is to empower neurodivergent youth through enjoyable travel-style programs that foster social, emotional, and physical skills and self-understanding.
We offer 10 to 17-day co-ed expeditions from bases in Balsam, NC, and Dubois, WY, as well as programs in the Florida Keys and California. Our activities range from rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, and horseback riding to cultural and STEM experiences.

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


Minimum 19 years of age
Some experience managing and leading groups both in the classroom and outside

Preferred Skills:

Field of study and/or degree in related fields such as Education, Psychology, Rec Therapy, Outdoor Leadership, Rec Management

About SOAR, Inc.

For over 45 years, SOAR outdoor adventure summer camps have helped neurodivergent youth and young adults ages 8-25 with learning differences develop self-confidence, social skills, and life skills. SOAR staff and instructors provide a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts, where they come to make friends, and where they have the freedom to be themselves. Campers get the opportunity to live in tents during the majority of their course and participate in exciting outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more! We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Our camps offer outdoor adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, and wild and wonderful Wyoming. We also offer international camp courses in tropical Belize and Costa Rica (offered in alternate years).

Application Instructions

If any questions please touch base with Ryan Smith, [email protected] apply here: https://soar.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

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