Sailing Instructor and Summer Camp Counselor

Camp Green Cove
617 Green Cove Road
Zirconia, NC 28790
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Camp Green Cove for girls in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina is seeking sailing instructors/cabin counselors. We are a residential camp located on a stunning mountain lake, Lake Summit! 


We are looking for counselors to teach sailing to girls ages 6-17 for 2023 summer. We use a combination of group lessons and one on one instruction. Our group lessons are meant to teach the foundations of sailing, but we also include lots of fun activities and overnight sailing trips. Interested individuals will instruct sailing during two activity periods each day. They will also be in charge of a cabin of 5-6 campers that you will live with and mentor.


As a cabin counselor, you will normally have five or six campers who will be your primary responsibility (with the exception of some full-time trip leaders). You will be their friend, companion, and leader for 3 or 5 weeks. You will not follow your campers around like a mother hen; they go their separate ways during activity periods, while you teach your own activity. At mealtime, at bedtime, and at other odd times, you will have the opportunity to talk and play with them, encourage and reinforce their successes, help them to plan the next day.


Our fleet includes Flying Scots, Snipes, Lidos, Lasers and Optis - many of the same boats a local sailing club is likely to use. We like a variety of boats, that way, you learn to manage different rigs and different handling characteristics. Experienced sailors often take a couple of the boats to other, larger lakes (like 9,000-acre Lake Jocassee) to sail and camp for several days.


Start date is May 23rd thru August 11th.

Job Requirements
Lifeguard certified and CPR/First Aid certified (we will train in both if you don't already have it) .
Ev Schwartz

United States

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