Camp is a warm, supportive, and friendly environment where you have the chance to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of young men. You also have opportunities to develop leadership and teaching skills, make life-long friends, and spend the summer in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
The things that keeps me coming back to Falling Creek are the bonds that I form with the campers. I’ve been lucky enough to share a little bit of everything that I love with camp. I’ve taught music, I’ve taught theatre, I’ve led backpacking trips in the beautiful forests of North Carolina. It’s inspired me to spend the rest of my life teaching and mentoring young people. I have found my path in life, and I owe it all to camp.
Matt A. / Dublin, Ireland
We are looking for talented summer camp counselors who are available from late-May through mid-August. Our preference is to hire staff for the entire summer season.
Counselors must be at least 19 years of age, and preferably completed one year of college.
Our staff members must possess the highest moral character and serve as positive role models while living with and supervising our campers.
Male camp counselors live in a cabin with one other counselor and eight campers. They teach or assist in one or more activities and have other free-time and night-time duties. Female camp counselors teach or assist in one or more activities and have other free-time and night-time duties. Patience and flexibility are probably the two qualities that are most important when working as a counselor.
Going 110% every day is important. Campers are inspired by your energy and enthusiasm, so counselors must have a high energy level every day. If you’re having fun, the campers are having fun.
Working at Falling Creek is a 24/7 job. You have to be able to handle anything - at 3PM or 3AM. The day never ends, but you can’t really beat the type of day you will have!
While working at Falling Creek, I learned how to really work hard and love doing it. If I was in camp or on time off, the counselors and I always had an adventure planned. Being on the clock 24/7 and then coming home to Birmingham after the summer, I realised how much I could truly do in a day. I was bored of sitting around and watching TV. I wanted to do something every day that would benefit myself or others in a positive impact. I carried this attitude to Auburn Univeristy. Once in school, I could wake up early, do my school work, and then hang out with my friends at night without feeling like I was behind on sleep. This lifestlye improved my grades dramatically and I have gotten a lot closer with my friends at school.
Jim W. / Birmingham, Alabama