Eagle's Nest Camp is seeking enthusiastic paddlers to instruct in our canoeing program for the summer of 2018.
Responsibilities: Instructors are responsible for helping the director plan canoe expeditions in Western North Carolina for young paddlers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels. They are responsible for front-line skill instruction and trip leadership, with the goal of maximizing their enjoyment of canoeing, interpersonal relationships, and skills. The canoeing program utilizes our lake, as well as many local rivers, including Green, Nantahala, Watauga, Tuckasegee, and French Broad Rivers. Other duties include supervising and mentoring campers as cabin counselors.
Qualifications: All staff members must be at least 18 years old with one full year out of high school. Experience with whitewater canoeing and teaching; candidates should be solid open-boat paddlers in Class II whitewater with experience in Class III water. CPR, WFA or higher certification.
Benefits: Competitive salary and fun work environment. Room, board, and access to free laundry. Professional discounts on gear. Canoe skills training including ACA swift-water rescue course.
Dates: Position is from May 31st to August 13th, 2018. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website, www.enf.org, for clinic dates.
How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment
Eagle's Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle's Nest provides a strong, nurturing community where campers ages 6-17 are treated with respect, honor and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize the wilderness, arts, and community. Teens can participate in extended wilderness treks that include hiking and climbing in Maine, canoeing in the South East, exploring the culture of Italy, and hiking 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.