Whitewater Paddling Jobs

Camp High Rocks has an amazing whitewater paddling program steeped in a rich history that claims some of the first organized groups to descend many rivers in the area. Every camper must learn the basics of tandem open boat canoeing, then can try their hand at any number of solo options including open canoe (OC-1), C-1, and kayak. Come join one of the strongest boating programs in the area. Check out our Canoeing and Kayaking Activity Video to get a better idea about our program.

Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking Job Announcements

Whitewater Director, Camp High Rocks, Cedar Mountain, NC

Camp High Rocks has one opening for a director of it’s summer whitewater program. Director must be experienced in teaching mostly open boat, but experience in kayak and C-1 is very helpful. Rivers we paddle include the Chattooga, Nantahala, Tuckaseegee, French Broad, Green, Pigeon, and Toe. Experience on these rivers is preferred.

Responsibilities: Direct staff of 6-7 canoeing counselors. Create lesson plans for the program. Maintain fleet of boats and gear. Instruct canoeing on our 11 acre lake and lead trips to local rivers.

Qualifications: At least 21 years of age, experience leading river trips, Wilderness First Responder, and ACA whitewater instructor certification (certification available prior to camp season).  Prior leadership in a whitewater canoeing program is preferred.

Benefits: From $320-$500 per week for the nine week season, depending on experience and qualifications. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest.

Dates: May 28 – August 10, 2019
Application Procedure:

Whitewater Instructors- Camp High Rocks, Cedar Mountain, NC

Camp High Rocks has several openings for instructors in its summer whitewater program. Instructors should be experienced in open boats, kayaks and C-1’s. Rivers we paddle include the Chattooga, Nantahala, Tuckaseegee, French Broad, Green, Pigeon, and the Toe. Experience on these rivers is preferred.

Responsibilities: Instruct canoeing in a safe and fun manner on our 11 acre lake and on river trips. Male applicants would also be cabin counselors for 5-7 boys, ages 7-16. Female applicants would have additional program duties in place of cabin coverage.

Qualifications: At least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore with a strong interest in teaching children. Previous whitewater paddling experience preferred.

Benefits: From $260 to $420 per week for the nine week season, depending on experience and qualifications. Training courses available in late May. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest.

Dates: May 30 – August 10, 2019

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