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Roles & Requirements

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Before you apply for employment, please make sure you have carefully read the preceding staff section of our web site and understand the guidelines, expectations, and the requirements of the job.

Positions

While performing the duties of this job, the counselor is regularly required to stand, walk, run and sit for prolonged periods of time on uneven terrain in a mountain top environment. The counselor is also required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The counselor may occasionally have to move or lift a minimum of 25 lbs. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a counselor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Counselor (Male)

Male counselor staff will teach one or more of our in-camp activities or adventure trip programs and live in a cabin with approximately eight campers.

Counselor (Female)

Female counselor staff teach one or more of our in-camp activities or adventure trip programs and provide other support services during the day and evening hours. Most female counselor staff live at camp in our staff housing, but not in a cabin with campers.

Adventure Trip Leader

Responsible for planning and leading adventure trips, such as backpacking, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Experience in wilderness medicine, risk management, trip leading, and 23 years old preferred.

Tribal Leader

Former Falling Creek staff member, responsible for a tribe of campers and counselors. Most tribal leaders will teach one or two activities. Tribal Leaders live at camp in our staff housing. Male Tribal Leaders may be required to live in a cabin with campers.

Activity Specialist

Only select this if you have spoken to one of our directors.

We are looking for artisans and experts in a trade or activity who are willing to lead a team of staff and teach campers. Depending on your specific situation, activity specialists may live locally, live at camp in staff housing, or be a Cabin Counselor.

Kitchen

We are seeking help with our daily culinary operations. Our team includes a kitchen manager, line cooks, baker, pantry and salad prep, and trip food manager. Depending on your specific situation, kitchen staff may live locally, live at camp in staff housing, or be a Cabin Counselor.

DASH

Our dining service team, working during the summer in the “dash” between Camper and Counselor

DASH is the newest Leadership Program offered at Falling Creek, and is different than both FLINT and STEEL. The young men who join DASH have completed high school, and are entering their first year of college. In this program, they have the opportunity to experience a different sort of work “behind-the-scenes” at camp while getting paid. Our dining service is the backbone of camp, keeping everyone fueled and happy throughout the three big meals each day. Members of DASH live in a cabin with other kitchen team members, and take part in the cooking and cleaning rather than teaching activities with the campers. Though the day starts early for our dining service team, there is generous time off and the chance to see a different side of camp.

  • DASH members go through a full job interview process, preparing them for future interviews as they apply for jobs after college.
  • DASH members gain the experience of a demanding job, but are also given 36 hours off each week in one block, not including the time off between meals and in the evenings each day.
  • The DASH crew can still be involved in camp life during their time off, including playing in the Camper/Counselor Tennis Tournament, going to dances with the local girls camps, attending Church, and participating in Campfire skits.

Photographer

Experienced digital photographers responsible for taking daily photos, editing, culling, tagging, uploading. Experience with Adobe Lightroom preferred, but not necessary. Will work with multiple photographers and staff to make sure everything is covered every day.

Maintenance

Only select this if you have spoken to one of our directors.

This position reports to the directors and head of maintenance. Must be at least 18 years old and available all summer.

Father/Son Weekend or Special Event

You should have completed one summer as a staff member if you’re interested in working an off-season event.

Open to current or former Falling Creek staff members able to work our May Father/Son Weekend, August Father/Son Weekend, or other special event. (This can be selected in addition to another position).

Nurse

All Registered Nurse candidates must have an active compact or North Carolina Registered Nurse license in good standing. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in a hospital or physicians practice. Pediatric, Emergency Room or Critical Care Unit experience preferred.

Volunteer

This is for anyone helping at camp in a volunteer capacity (e.g. Camp Doctors).