For 50 years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, and provides unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC’s rapid growth are our five core values: Lead by Example, Do the Right Thing, Service Before Self, Work Hard-Play Hard, Make it Happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.
Employment opportunities, with NOC, offer rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, grow skills and share passion with others for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in both the outdoors and the work place and wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll apply to join the NOC team.
Come and spend your summer on the Chattahoochee River at Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC)! The position of Day Camp Counselor is a great opportunity to work on new technical skill-sets while growing your leadership, supervision, communication and teamwork skills. This position will also be assigned to work specialty programs that include biking and paddling.
NOC Day Camp Counselors work to teach day campers introductory paddlesports skills and introductory mountain biking skills, as well as facilitate guided trips. Day Camp Counselor applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to their start date and have current First Aid and CPR certifications. This is a physically demanding position and is classified as summer seasonal. Due to the seasonal demand of our business, we are looking for applicants that are available for a minimum of 3 months and are available to work until, at least, August 12th. Applicants with shorter availability may still be considered based on hiring needs.
- Facilitate a river experience through rapids with day campers of varying size, age, and number; understanding and implementing risk-reduction in navigation, communication, and decision-making as well as biking experiences
- Educate day campers about local area information, other NOC activities and offerings, river and trip information, while providing supervision
- Assist with camper check-in and check-out
- Lead games and other activities for children during down time and transitional times
- Provide superior guest service to all campers, before, after, and during their trip, as well as outstanding guest service to parents during check-in and check-out
- Guide trips for specialty programs that include biking and paddling
- Other duties include pre and post trip preparation in off-the-water tasks, including moving, loading and unloading rafts, assisting guests with gear, delivering instructional talks, and washing and organizing gear and equipment
- Other tasks as assigned and based on qualifications
- Minimum availability between May 2022-August 12th
- First Aid/CPR
- Experience working with children
- Valid Driver’s License, clean motor vehicle record
- Wilderness First Aid (or ability to obtain)
- Safesport (can provide onsite)
- 1-2 summer working in a camp setting or environment
- Passion for working in a camp setting
Applicants must be:
- Display and maintain communication skills and the ability to motivate small and large groups of children as well as adults
- A strong sense of guest service
- The ability to supervise children and staff
- Accountable for one’s actions and performance
- Enthusiasm about teaching and sharing outdoor activities with others
- The ability to take direction from supervisors and managers
- Good judgement in decision-making
- The ability to work well under pressure and be able to respond quickly to emergencies with appropriate judgement
- A can-do attitude and ability to work in a teamwork-based environment
- The ability to speak clearly and with authority while guiding and directing children
- Ability to work some weekends
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Applicants should be able to lift 50lbs repetitively
- Applicants should be able to ride a bike comfortably
- Applicants should be comfortable sitting in raft for long periods of time and standing for long periods of time as well as able to bend, stoop and twist
- Applicants should be comfortable working outside in varying weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain)
- Due to the seasonal nature of this position, hours and schedule will vary from week to week based on business demands
The above noted description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of the position.
The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.