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Kayaking Job Description

Kayaking is a timeless Greystone tradition! Located at our state-of-the-art Kayaking, Sailing, and Paddle boarding facility on Lake Summit, Kayaking is introduces new skills to campers while having fun with their friends and playing on the lake. Counselors will teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers throughout the summer. Kayaking experience is required!

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What’s a Typical Day Like in Kayaking?

Kayaking begins each class with a quick introduction to the day’s activity. Whether it’s passing a level, working on a paddle roll, or taking a trip out to the main lake, the priority is always to get out in the boats as soon as possible.

On the Kayaking staff, you will be an essential part of a close-knit team that will balance safety with fun. Our Kayaking 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 Kayaking staff if you enjoy encouraging those around you while also having a keen eye for safety and detail.

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What are the activity teaching periods like?

For June, Main, and August Camps, we have 5 classes in the morning and two classes in the afternoon that are 40 minutes long. Kayaking classes are two periods long to give girls plenty of time to walk over to the Putt Cove area and get suited up.

What training and certifications do I need?

Our Kayaking staff participates in pre-camp training led by a local professional that focuses on teaching strategies and water safety. All Kayaking staff are required to attend Lifeguard training. This training will take place at Greystone.

Why Work for Us?

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!

Are there Benefits?

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.

Will I get paid?

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.

What is the time commitment?

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.

What does time off look like?

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.

When do I need to be available?

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.

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