Full Summer / fall and spring school programs, resident position/graduate internship: A Green River Preserve Mentor is a “professional naturalist” who is a college graduate or has equivalent life experience. Applicant must be 24 years of age or older and WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certified. Staff in this role must have passion, expertise, and experience in teaching children in an outdoor environment. A background in natural resources or environmental science/education is preferred, but not necessary. Responsibilities include leading daily field studies on the preserve, leading or assisting in afternoon activities, coordinating evening programs, and leading Group Learning Projects. Each mentor adopts a camper cabin and serves as a valuable advisor and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Dependent on available housing and skills of applicants, any Mentor position may be shared with an Activity Coordinator position.
Full Summer, resident position. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older and have completed one or more years of college or equivalent life experience and have a sincere desire to work with children. A counselor is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; excluding session breaks. Responsibilities include a cabin of up to seven campers, teaching or assisting with afternoon activities, helping with evening programs, assisting in property maintenance, and leading overnight camping trips. Dependent on available housing and skills of applicants, any Cabin Counselor position may be shared with an Activity Coordinator position.
Full summer/part-summer (dependent on the expedition), resident position. The Expedition Leader position is ideal for individuals with experience leading youth, a love for the outdoors, and prior trip leading experience. Our priority is creating a safe, loving, and GRP mission focused community for the teens that come through the program and helping them grow as leaders and individuals through the experience. Trip size is generally 12 students and 3 leaders. Outdoor skills taught include; backpacking, sea kayaking, rock climbing, whitewater canoeing, trail building, orienteering, primitive skills, Leave No Trace concepts, and environmental education. On each Expedition, the leadership team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip including: instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, transportation, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues. Leaders receive support while in the field from the Expeditions Directors. Two weeks of training and preparation are conducted prior to the summer. This is a seasonal, non-exempt, salary position reporting to the Expeditions Directors.
- College graduate or equivalent life experience
- Wilderness First Responder and CPR
- Experience working with teenagers
- Solid outdoor skills in a variety of activities
- Experience leading wilderness trips
- Expertise in Leave No Trace principles
- A clean driving record
- Ability to work with little/no time off and limited personal time
Mountain Biking Mentor:
Full summer, resident position. Applicants must have same qualifications as a mentor naturalist and the following additional qualifications: proficient in trail bike maintenance in a shop and on a trail; trail etiquette; exceptional cycling skills and the ability to teach and work with campers in the mountain biking programs.
Summer Camp Program Interns:
Full Summer, resident position/internship: Must be a college graduate (or for interns be working towards a degree), be at least 21 years old, and have previous camp or related experience and strong leadership skills. Organized, responsible, enthusiastic, flexible, patient, and kind character traits are a must. Computer skills required. The summer Program Assistants/Interns assist the Summer Program Director in all aspects of summer camp program planning including activity and cabin assignments, evening programs, campouts, group learning project days, opening and closing days, staff training, camp announcements, and other duties as assigned.
Expeditions Program Intern:
Full Summer, resident position/internship: Must be a college graduate (or be working towards a degree), be at least 21 years old, and have previous camp or related experience and strong leadership skills. Organized, responsible, enthusiastic, flexible, patient, and kind character traits are a must. Computer skills required. The Expeditions Program Intern assists the Expedition Directors in all aspects of program planning including opening and closing days, staff training, camp announcements, trip planning and logistics, transportation, administrative duties, and other duties as assigned.
Summer resident position/internship. The Media Coordinator takes photos of the camp day and is responsible for ensuring daily web uploads. Duties also include coordinating the summer media team, updating the camp blog; designing and creating a slideshow for the end of each session; creating a summer photo scrapbook for camp archives; creating summer slide shows and capturing video for off-season marketing; coordinating Photo of the Day; and updating social media. The Media Coordinator must have experience with professional photo editing software and be proficient in operating a DSLR. This position may also include assisting in the summer program office, serving as an adopt-a-mentor or cabin staff, and other areas related to media as needed.
Camp medical personnel may work by the camp session or the full summer. Medical employees live in the camp Health Hut (Infirmary), a charming two story cottage with a big, rocking chair porch. All camp medical personnel must be licensed in North Carolina; nurses (RN), nurse practitioners, doctors. Most out of state licenses are accepted by NC and do not take long to obtain.
Office Assistant, “Office Mom or Office Dad:” * All Office Assistant Positions for 2014 have been filled *
The camp office assistant, affectionately, “Office Mom or Dad,” may work by the camp session or the full summer. The Office Mom/Dad lives on property and serves as the office assistant during camp. Duties include answering the phone, radio duty, emails, daily mail/packages/camper trunks, and assisting the camp administration in other areas as needed.
Environmental Outreach Member:
Eleven month position from September 1, 2014-July 31, 2015 serving as an Americorps Service Member with GRP. Green River Preserve member will collect data for a water quality monitoring program, further develop the sustainable agriculture farm-to-table project, and educate people in the surrounding area about Green River Preserve and its mission through hikes, outreach activities, and teaching opportunities. To apply please visit http://www.carolinamountain.org/projectconserve/2013-2014_service_descriptions
Full Seasonal Resident position/internship: The summer farm intern assists the camp farm managers in the following areas and is a volunteer position. Room and board provided. The summer farm intern is responsible for all camp farm maintenance of Heatherly field, Hemlock field, camp garden, and orchards; management of camp animals: chickens, goats, rabbits, bee keeping; management of camp ORT and compost program located at camp farm/Heatherly location; farm to table program; counselor workers; farm mentor hikes and Group Learning Project Days.
Summer activity coordinators: 4 days a week, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Activity coordinators are responsible for morning lesson planning and afternoon teaching for three, 50-minute activity periods. There will be at least one additional counselor assistant per activity period. Responsibilities included in all areas: Maintaining activity area, ordering activity supplies, organizing and making lesson plans, and teaching three activity periods a day, and coordinating and leading Group Learning Project days during multi-week sessions. All Activity Coordinators are expected to attend staff training.
All positions may be either resident or commuter positions. Dependent on available housing and skills of applicants, any Activity Coordinator position may be shared with a mentor or counselor position. Resident Activity Coordinators will be assigned other duties in addition to their activity area. Resident employees receive room and board as part of their employment package. Commuter employees receive meals in the camp dining hall.
Archery: The Archery Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Archery programming according to USA Archery and ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines. Duties include maintenance of bows, arrows, targets, and range as well as leading activity periods utilizing stationary and moving targets and our walking course. Level 1 Archery Instructor certification is preferred.
Arts and Crafts: The Arts and Crafts Coordinator plans and organizes a summer arts and crafts program to include a variety of media such as basket weaving, beading, paper making, book/journal making, leather crafts, knitting, sewing, weaving, and various other areas of crafts. Additional responsibilities include cooperating with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.
Aquatics Supervisor: The Aquatics Supervisor supervises lifeguard staff to ensure they are behaving professionally and adhering to all waterfront rules, regulations, and safety procedures, plans and implements on-going lifeguard trainings and meetings throughout the summer, schedules lifeguards for waterfront coverage during free time, maintains waterfront equipment including boats, PFDs, paddles, water toys, first aid kits, horns, signs, buddy board, and leads opening day camper swim reviews and maintains and updates records from swim reviews.
Canoeing: The Canoeing Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Canoeing programming during afternoon activities and on GLP days. Duties also include maintenance of boats, paddles, and PFDs.
Climbing Tower: The Climbing Tower Coordinator must be a certified AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) Climbing Wall Instructor and have an experienced background in maintaining and running a climbing wall/tower program and low challenge course. Other duties include training staff who work in these activity areas, equipment maintenance, and safety protocol. This activity area coordinates with the Pioneer Cabin and Wood Working during school programs.
Fencing: The Fencing Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Fencing programming during afternoon activities. Duties also include maintenance and upkeep of all fencing equipment.
Fly Fishing: The Fly Fishing Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads Fly Fishing afternoon programming and Group Learning Projects. This position will also help train staff during staff training in leading fly fishing during free time and for afternoon activities.
Mountain Biking: The Mountain Biking Coordinator must be proficient in trail bike maintenance in a shop and on a trail; trail etiquette; have exceptional cycling skills and the ability to teach and work with campers in the mountain biking program.
Music: The Music Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads the musical aspects of summer camp to include: opening and closing day music, mealtime blessings and singing, campfire singing, evening programs, music classes (guitar, drumming, various instruments), and Group Learning Projects. This position will also help train staff during staff training in camp songs, update the camp songbook, organize and maintain camp musical instruments, and coordinate with theatre instructors for programs.
Painting and Drawing: The Painting and Drawing Coordinator plans and organizes a summer painting and drawing program to include a variety of painting and drawing media such as watercolors, acrylic, oil, pastels, charcoal, conte crayon, pencil, colored pencil, and pen and ink. Additional responsibilities include organizing with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.
Pottery: The Pottery Coordinator plans and organizes the summer pottery program. Additional responsibilities include cooperating with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.
Pioneer Cabin: The Pioneer Cabin Coordinator organizes and plans a variety of Pioneer Cabin programs such as Primitive Appalachian crafts and skills, cordage, fiber crafts, candle making, stone carving, gourd crafts, leather crafts, beeswax balm, preserves and jams, wood stove cooking, ground oven baking, making apple cider, butter, herb teas, medicinal and edible plants.
Theatre: The Theatre Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads the theatrical aspects of summer camp to include afternoon theatre activities and an intensive theatre activity production during the multi-week sessions and leading Group Learning Projects. This position will also help train staff during staff training in teaching afternoon theatre activities.
Wood working: The Wood Working Coordinator organizes and plans a variety of wood working programs to include projects such as bird houses, walking sticks, photo albums, wooden book covers, wood-burned gourd crafts, and various other wood working projects.