Backpacking and Hiking Instructor

Take On A Leadership Role

Instructors should have experience with backpacking, camping, and related outdoor skills. Experiences like NOLS or Outward Bound are a plus. A majority of our backpacking trips utilize the trails in Pisgah National Forest, though we do also venture into the Nantahala National Forest and Linville Gorge Area.


Job Responsibilities

  • Hiking instructors teach outdoor skills, environmental ethics, map & compass, and other skills associated with backpacking for campers 7 to 16 years of age.
  • Help lead trips up to a maximum of five days in length.
  • Male applicants would also be cabin counselors for groups of 5-7 boys.
  • Female applicants would have other responsibilities in place of cabin coverage.


At least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore with a strong interest in teaching children. Previous experience and enthusiasm for hiking, backpacking, and learning about the woods.


  • Starting Salary: $325 to $400 per week (depending on experience and qualifications).
  • Incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness.
  • Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities.
  • And much more! Check them out below.

Are you ready to say YES to the best summer of your life?

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Why work at camp?

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