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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.


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 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.

Line Head

Former Falling Creek staff member, responsible for a Line of campers and counselors. Most Line Heads will teach one or two activities. Line Heads live at camp in our staff housing. Male Line Heads 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.


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 stands for “Developing A Servant’s Heart”, and is a staff employment opportunity for former campers who are rising college freshmen. The DASH program is based on Phillipians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”

DASH team members work for a 5 week block at either the first half or second half of the summer. They have a mix of responsibilities while working at camp, including shifts in the kitchen, activity teaching, and covering cabins. DASH members have the opportunity to experience a different sort of work “behind-the-scenes” in the kitchen at camp, gain teaching experience in activities, and learn what it means to be a cabin counselor. When they return the following summer after completing a year of college, they can be a cabin and activity counselor for the full ten-week season.

Other Roles at Camp

There are a number of staff hired each year to work in auxiliary roles at camp. These roles vary in that they rarely involve instruction and are instead more about task completion. Being selected for these roles requires a high level of knowledge, experience, and competency. These roles include:

  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Administrator/Camp Office Staff
  • Data Manager
  • Nanny
  • Grounds/Maintenance Staff

Father/Son Weekend or Special Event

You should have completed at least 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).


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.


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