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New Staff Application

Returning Staff Application

New Hires must download and submit the forms below:

  1. Counselor Medical Form
  2. Pre-Employment Med. Form
  3. Health Form
  4. Life Guard Certification
  5. New Staff Certification Information
  6. NC Summer Calendar
  7. Wilderness First Aid Flyer
  8. Wilderness First Aid Course Registration

Current Counselors




Day Camp Counselor: Outdoor Educator to work in a mixed-aged learning environment (babies/toddlers - 16). Responsible for co-planning and leading daily outdoor activities rain or shine. Skilled in sensory awareness (acclimatization), natural crafts (carving, primitive technology, pottery, weaving, making cordage, macrame, bamboo flutes, pea shooters, nature journaling (writing and drawing), canoeing, life guarding, fire building, survival (orienteering, outdoor cooking, etc.), hiking, leading songs, ropes course certified, New Games and initiatives skilled. WFA certified.

TA Trip Leader: The role of a TA Trip Leader involves co-planning and leading teens (ages 13-16) on *four five-day away trips and Counselor responsibilities at Day Camp creating and leading activities with children (5-16).

TA-I: Biking to and gardening at Spoutwood Farm CSA via the North Central Railroad Trail and back roads.
TA-II: Backpacking and camping approximately thirty miles on the Appalachian Trail through western Maryland ending at Harper's Ferry, WVA and white water rafting on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
TA-III: Biking and camping on the C & O Canal eighty-five miles from Williamsport MD to Great Falls VA.
TA-IV: Biking to and gardening at Spoutwood Farm, CSA via the North Central Railroad Trail and back roads.

TA Staff and teens decide on what camp service project they want to complete. This project, working with younger children, and Spoutwood Farm projects help teens accumulate service learning hours.

TA Staff need to be WFA/WFR certified.

See the myriad of Teen Adventure details here.

* TA Staff will alternate between the four TA sessions.

Intern: Nature Camps Interns are at least 16 years of age are always in the presence of at least one NC Counselor. Interns are assigned to a group, and expected to assist the counselors in any way possible. Limited number of Interns each summer.

NOTE: Staff hired for all positions are required to attend the eight days (including six overnights) of Staff Training and Orientation in early June. This Training and Orientation session includes Training and Certification on the Upper and Lower Adventure Challenge Course*, Water Safety Training, training in Nature Journaling, Crafts, learning the trails, canoeing, learning active and passive initiatives, learning and discussing safety procedures for all aspects of camp, participating in practice camp days, family overnights, etc. All staff are also required to be present on all overnights, including the last night of camp, and following Saturday for pack-up, clean-up, winterizing, and closing down of camp.


*The Adventure Challenge Courses are inspected annually and meet the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Standards.