Job Description

Counselors are expected to be excellent role models as they teach a variety of outdoor skills and foster a close community.  Session size is generally 100 campers with 28 counselors.  Outdoor skills taught include: backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, cooking, orienteering, Leave No Trace concepts, and general environmental eduction.  You will live in a cabin with campers of the same gender who remain under your supervision. During each session, the counselor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the session including: instruction in all camp activites, leadership of out of camp ventures, mananging group dynamics, facilitating a safe and fun enviroment. Counselors receive support while at camp from other staff and the Directors.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Completed 1 year of college and/or completed Leadership Summit with Adventure Treks
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Outdoor skills in a variety of activities
  • Experience with Leave No Trace principles
  • Ability to work with little time off and limited personal time


  • Opportunity to be a teacher, mentor, and role model to highly movtivated campers
  • All staff will receive  activity specific training at orientation
  • Dynamic work environment with other incredible counselors
  • Highly organized and well planned Sessions
  • Professional development - Read the ACA's list of qualities that working for camp promotes.
  • Outdoor expereinces in Western North Carolina 

Application Process

Once we recieve your completed online application, we will contact you to begin the hiring process.  The hiring process includes three interviews to ensure we are a good match for each other.  We will also check your references and perform a background check. This hiring process is time-intensive, but we have found it to be the best way to create incredible counselor teams.  

We will be accepting applications until May 30th for the 2015 summer season.  If you meet our qualifications, please fill out our application here:

2015 Camp Pinnacle Staff Application



Ben Lea
Camp Director
PO Box 1339
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: 828-692-2677
Fax: 828-698-0339