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 the positions we regularly seek to fill each summer.
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.
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 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.
Every summer campers and staff want to bring home a piece of the mountain to remember their time at Highlander. The camp store provides our Highlander fans a way to pridefully represent camp all year long. Our store associate helps manage, operate and maintain the camp store. Campers and staff shop at the camp store throughout the day. This position is hourly and ideal for a local candidate who has basic computer knowledge. Opening and Closing Days are required. Typical hours during the week are 11 am - 6pm.
Our photography intern works closely with the professional photographer to capture the adventure, fun and excitement of camp each day. This position has the joy of seeing every activity, getting to know all the campers and staff and telling the story of our camp day through beautiful photos. Candidates must have experience in photography and a willingness to learn.
The media intern works closely with the director to write engaging and thoughtful content for our website, blogs and social platforms. Our media intern oversees our media platforms, creating content, and intentionally captures photos and videos for use during the off-season. Candidates must be innovative and skilled writers, knowledgeable of popular social media platforms and have a passion for children and the outdoors!
For many years, Camp Highlander has been a wonderful place for college students to get internship credit towards their major. If you need an internship for your major, please talk with a director to find out if one of our positions could fulfill your requirements.
The Highlander dining hall is the heart of our camp family. Three meals a day, we gather together to enjoy great food with great friends. Food service is more than food at HIghlander. It is one way that we live out our mission to love our campers and staff through a sweet reminder of home.
Our Kitchen Manager intentionally seeks to love their staff, our campers and counselors by planning and serving healthy and delicious meals, just like mom would make. Our manager works alongside the camp directors to successfully and efficiently run our kitchen, maintaining the highest standards of sanitation and food quality. They are responsible for managing the kitchen staff and creating their schedule each week, maintaining and organizing food inventory, coaching and directing kitchen staff each day, as well as supporting food preparation at each meal.
Experience feeding groups of 300+ is preferred. Knowledge of dietary restrictions and accommodations is needed. ServSafe certification is required.
Our kitchen staff work hard, prepare delicious meals and join in the fun each and every day at camp! The kitchen prepares and serves three amazing meals a day. With exceptional attention to dietary needs and allergies, our kitchen is known for its exceptional service and quality. Kitchen staff rotate their kitchen duties, including food prep, washing dishes, cooking, and cleaning. The kitchen staff put a smile on our campers face with their positive attitude and loving attention to each member of the Highlander family. We hire kitchen staff each year who have a serving spirit, team mentality and commitment to excellence!
Our volunteer camp moms are one of the greatest blessings we have at camp. These wonderful women help with the day-to-day needs of camp life, working hard to serve and love each and every camper and staff member in our community with a smile and a servant’s heart. From sorting mail, answering phones, supporting the office, doing cabin inspection, opening the camp library, serving snacks and hosting birthday parties, the camp moms are essential to making a camp day happen! We LOVE our camp moms!
The Camp Nurses are the key to keeping the Highlander family happy and healthy! Our Health Hut Staff are dedicated to managing the health and well-being of each and every Highlander camper and staff member. From dispensing daily medication to offering a band-aid or a hug to a camper in need, Highlander nurses provide the extra dose of TLC while our campers are away from home.
All applicants must have a minimum license of RN with the state of NC and a love for children. Daily responsibilities include maintaining accurate records, administering medication, communication with parents, and monitoring the health and well being of both campers and staff.
Ready, Smile! Each summer we hire professional photographers to capture the magic of camp and provide a window into our world for parents at home! Camp photos are cherished by campers, offer comfort to parents and document the love of Highlander for years to come. Volunteers work during the session that their children are enrolled. Candidates must have professional photography experience with a love for children and the great outdoors!