Summer Camp Counselors at the Whitewater Center are responsible for providing camper supervision and coordinating group processes while facilitating camp programming in a safe and enjoyable manner. Summer Camp Counselor positions require full-time availability during summer weekdays corresponding with camp sessions. Camp Counselors are on-site and report to the Outdoor School Supervisor.
**The 2024 Summer Camp program year runs from June 3rd through August 23rd. Part-time or full-time availability through the end of August is preferred.**
• Create a safe, positive, energetic, and enjoyable environment for campers.
• Lead and participate in activities with campers – including, but not limited to, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lining, ropes courses, flatwater paddling, wilderness survival instruction, and team games.
• Assist area guides with gear-up and gear-down processes required for adventure activities -Follow all safety and operational procedures as dictated by Outdoor School Management.
• Assist Outdoor School Management in addressing medical and behavioral concerns with parents or guardians.
• Communicate and collaborate with Outdoor School Management regarding equipment needs and ideas to improve camp programming.
• Demonstrate punctuality and reliable character in completing morning duties and greeting campers.
• Participate in team clean-up of all camp areas every afternoon and at overnight camp sites.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Must be 17 years of age or older.
• Previous experience working with youth in a camp or school environment.
• Highly motivated, energetic, and fun with an outgoing personality.
• Exhibits an honest and sincere passion for working with kids.
• Ability to work independently with a group of 10 or more campers.
• A current First Aid, CPR, & AED Certification – courses are offered by the Whitewater Center
• Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and other Whitewater events as needed.
• Instruction experience in one or more of the following areas is highly recommended: whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and/or survival techniques.
• Must be able to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather and environmental conditions.
• Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.
• Must be able to bend, stand, lean, and kneel on a regular basis and for sustained periods of time.
• Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space.
• Must be able to work in shared spaces with other employees and customers.
• All positions as Whitewater require employees to report and work onsite at Whitewater locations.
• Access to the Whitewater Center’s pass activities
• Staff discount program and pro deals
• 401K plan
About U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the USNWC empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.