Full time seasonal activity specialist position from May thru August as Adventure Camp Staff in an outdoor setting. The program is designed to work with LD/ADHD students ranging from 8-25 years of age.

Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
NC & WY:
– set rock climb sites and act as site manager; facilitate and manage high ropes course activities; support whitewater rafting days; support caving activities; potentially lead mountain biking activities; provide relief to instructor’s in the field (be fully involved with every aspect of group function, including roles, behavior
management); be prepared to administer medications and ask for clarification if necessary; be prepared to sleep in close proximity to group to provide supervision; work with youth in-between courses; assist with airport pick ups and drop offs.
WY only – support flat-water canoeing and riflery;

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


Minimum 19 years of age (21 and older preferred). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. First Aid and CPR required (minimum WFA). Lifeguard certification required for FL and CA staff. Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only).

About SOAR, Inc.

For over 45 years, SOAR outdoor adventure summer camps have helped youth and young adults ages 8-25 with ADHD and 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

Please apply via this link on our website: https://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/. Check out more about PAY & BENEFITS at: https://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/what-it-is-like-being-a-soar-staff/.