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Positions

As you can imagine, it takes a large group of people working together in a variety of ways to make camp run smoothly. Listed below are all of the positions we regularly seek to fill each summer.

Cabin Counselor

At Camp Highlander, we pride ourselves on our family culture environment. The foundation of our family culture is our cabin unit in which 10 campers and two cabin counselors journey through each day at Highlander as a single unit. Our cabin counselors foster this family environment by genuinely loving our campers, making personal sacrifices for them daily and ensuring that each camper feels they belong to the Highlander family and enjoys all that this mountain has to offer!

We are looking for selfless, understanding and energetic individuals who will be a role model for each camper in their cabin. We seek to hire staff who can provide unconditional love, acceptance and inclusion to our campers in all they say and do.

Senior Counselors: 18 years or older, having completed their Freshman Year of college.
Junior Counselors: 17 years or older, having completed the Highlander CIT Program.

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Activity Counselor

Our Activity Counselors are uniquely trained, certified and/or educated staff members in a particular activity area or discipline who have a passion for teaching and working with children. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills with our campers while helping them grow and develop their skills.

We are are looking for kind, compassionate and patient teachers who will intentionally invest their time and energy in each and every camper that participates in their activity. Our activity counselors must show the same unconditional love and acceptance to our campers while allowing them to discover more about who they are through the various programs at camp.

Activity Counselors: 18 years or older, having completed their freshman year of college.

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Activities Couselors positions:

Activities Counselors Positions:

  • Equestrian Staff
  • Lifeguards
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Bead-working
  • Woodworking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Glassworx
  • Blue Ridge Life & Times (Camp News Broadcasting)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Wilderness Education
  • Ropes Course/Zip-lines
  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Tennis
  • Landsports
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Yoga
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cooking
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Drama/Theater
  • Flint-knapping
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Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

The CIT program at Camp Highlander is a five-week training program designed to transition campers into their role as staff.

The program consists of a two-week education period, where the CIT class will live together in a cabin and participate in camp activities as a group while learning the roles and responsibilities of a counselor. During this time they will attend educational sessions, shadow other cabins and counselors, and simulate educational opportunities to better prepare them for their upcoming counselor responsibilities.

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For the last three weeks of the program, each CIT will move into a cabin for on-the-job training as an Assistant Counselor, continuing to learn and grow under the leadership and guidance of two older and more experienced counselors.

The CIT Program is designed to create leaders, role models and caring staff members that will continue to serve our Camp Highlander family as phenomenal staff members for many years to come!

We also hire staff members in a variety of additional roles including camp nurses, camp moms, kitchen staff members, photography interns, camp store managers and maintenance personnel.