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  • 170 Lyman Street, Asheville, NC
  • https://riverlink.org

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RiverCamp Counselor

RiverLink is one of the leading protectors of the French Broad River and encourages people to experience, learn, and conserve this beautiful watershed. RiverCamp seeks to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. RiverCamp provides summer opportunities for river and watershed exploration for rising 3rd-8th grade students. We’re looking for counselors to help guide campers through hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.


min experience

salary range

$18 - $18 / hour

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Job Overview


  • Supervise and help facilitate activities for up to 12 campers from 8:30am-4pm.
    • Activities include river recreation (rafting, swimming, canoeing), environmental education lessons, and service-learning (e.g. habitat restoration and river clean-ups)
  • Compassionately and appropriately manage camper behavior.
  • Share duties transporting campers in a 15-passenger van.
  • Provide post-care for campers from 4pm to 5:30pm.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and guardians.
  • Represent RiverLink well and help campers to do the same while in public.
  • Engage campers in icebreaker, games or other activities during downtime.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge about stream ecology and environmental science is preferred.
  • Experience and passion for working with youth, preferably with ages 8-14.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and make decisions that reflect the importance of camper and staff safety.
  • Able to work closely with other counselors and the camp director.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and campers.
  • A positive attitude, and patience working with campers and parents.

Minimum Requirements


  • Candidates must be 18 years of age and eligible to work legally in the United States.
  • Clean driving record, with experience and comfort driving large vehicles preferred.
  • Willingness to complete a background check. If something shows up it does not disqualify you, it is just an opportunity to have a conversation about it.
  • Must be able to attend each day of camp and the orientation.
  • Ability to work outdoors 8 hours a day and to engage in or assist with physical activities including river recreation and river cleanups (may include heavy lifting)

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