Eagle’s Nest Camp


Hiring: Camp Counselors and Wilderness Leaders


Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest Camp provides a joyful, nurturing community where campers finishing kindergarten - 11th grade are treated with respect and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize nature, arts, and community living. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Camp Counselors:

Eagle’s Nest Camp is currently seeking Camp Counselors for the summer of 2019! Counselors must be compassionate individuals with strong problem solving skills, the ability to work well with people different from themselves, and a love of being in nature.


Our summer staff teach classes every day in areas reflecting their expertise and interests. We offer classes including, but not limited to, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking/Wilderness, Whitewater Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Athletics, Swimming, Music, and Drama. Counselors live in cabins with campers and provide guidance, supervision, and fun for our campers.

Required Qualifications:

All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year out of high school. We require CPR and First Aid certification by the time the season begins, and may require higher certifications for teaching in specific areas.

Wilderness Leaders:

Eagle’s Nest is seeking the following Wilderness Leaders for the summer of 2019:

Backpacking Field Instructors

Rock Climbing Director and Instructors

Whitewater Canoeing Director and Instructors

Wilderness Leaders will be responsible for working with the Wilderness Program Manager to plan and lead wilderness trips, traditional rock climbing trips, whitewater canoeing trips, Added Adventures, and Hante Adventure treks (See our website for trip details: www.enf.org). We offer adventures for children of all ages, grouped according to maturity and skill level. Participants learn a variety of intensive camping skills including food preparation, fire building, backpacking skills, and Leave No Trace ethics. Instructors are responsible for the details of their trips, live with the participants during their time in camp and out in the field, and work with medical staff to prepare medical packs for treks. Wilderness Staff must enjoy living and working in the outdoors and have a passion for inspiring and mentoring children. Wilderness staff attend training clinics and all-staff orientation.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum age of 18 years with one full year out of high school. CPR and Wilderness First Aid certification or higher.

Hante Adventure Leader Candidates must have their Wilderness First Responder Certification. Training and experience with camping and backpacking skills.

Rock Climbing Candidates must have experience with traditional rock climbing techniques and teaching.

Whitewater Canoeing Candidates should be solid open-boat paddlers in Class II whitewater with experience in Class III water.

Preferred Qualifications:

We also value certifications and training in areas including Leave No Trace, lifeguarding, natural and environmental science, paddling, and climbing.

For Both Jobs


Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.


Position is from May 30th to August 12th, 2019. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website, www.enf.org, for clinic dates.