Ceramics is one of the most popular (and messiest!) classes that Greystone has to offer. Located on the bottom floor of our Fine Arts Center, Ceramics has a state of the art facility complete with 12 wheels, slab rollers, kilns, and much more! Our program is run by a Greystone alumna who is a professional artist. Counselors will teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers throughout the summer.
Ceramics begins each class by splitting into 3 groups that rotate through the studio. The wheel deck, hand-building, and glazing stations operate at all times with different projects at each. Each day, you will be assigned to a certain area and will rotate through the studio as the week progresses. You will also assist in loading and unloading kilns, as well as sorting, glazing, and finishing projects.
As a part of the Ceramics staff, you will be an essential part of a close-knit team that will balance safety with fun. Our Ceramics staff encourages and engages with our campers throughout the class, helping them to achieve their goals and surpass their expectations. You will love working on our Ceramics staff if you enjoy encouraging those around you while also having a keen eye for safety and detail.
For June, Main, and August Camps, we have 5 classes in the morning and two classes in the afternoon that are 40 minutes long. In Ceramics, after the girls are in their perspective stations, they will receive instruction on what project they will be doing that day and are challenged to finish that project before the bell rings.
Our Ceramics staff participates in pre-camp training led by a local professional and focuses on teaching strategies and studio safety. This training will take place at Greystone.
Greystone is so much more than just a fun summer job. Here you’ll work hard and navigate challenges in a supportive environment, growing as a leader and as a professional. Invest in your future with a summer at camp!
Room and board, support and development, an incredible location in the mountains of North Carolina, staff giveaways (that are above and beyond the industry!), and the community of a lifetime.
Yes. Our pay is competitive with the surrounding camping industry. We also cover any outside training fees, as well as offer recruiting incentives and a $600 bonus for working all summer.
There are two camp counselor staff options. You can be on the Full-Summer Staff or the Junior Camp Staff. Full-Summer Staff work our full 11-week summer, while Junior Camp Staff work our one-week session at the beginning of the summer.
Staff have a day off during the middle week(s) of each sessions in addition to time off in between each session. We also give our counselors additional time off during the week, as well as some evenings off throughout each session.
Full-Summer Staff are at Greystone from May 29th-August 11th, and Junior Camp Staff are here May 23rd-June 2nd. However, we do allow for school exemptions, so please reach out and we can work with your schedule.