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We are looking for awesome camp folks.  Our staff are teachers, college students, and outdoors people who love working with children.  We emphasize kindness, learning about the natural world, and enjoying daily adventures.  Two-person staff teams create a daily schedule of outdoor fun that fits the group needs.   We also love being out in the heat, playing silly games, talking with caregivers, kayaking, finding lost shoes, rock climbing, putting on sunscreen, choosing music for van rides, and much more! Meet the staff

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Famous Adventures staff are able to participate comfortably in outdoor activities, but are not required to be experts.  Each activity is led by outfitters with special skills.  We are there to support our campers and the outfitters.  We are outdoors all day, so we do require that you've had previous jobs that are physically demanding (teachers, camp counselors, restaurant servers are good examples).  All staff have the decision-making skills to keep kids safe in the outdoors.  We provide a Wildness First Aid class for Trip Leadership to enhance their knowledge base.  

We LOVE working with kids.  Educators appreciate the autonomy with a weekly budget and schedule, tailoring group dynamics, and personal growth that comes from leading their own small group each week.  Career-oriented staff will gain experience for jobs as educators, counselors, camp professionals, guides, etc.  A successful candidate understands child development and can create age-appropriate games, discipline, and communication.  

Famous Adventures values all campers and employees. We will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, compensation, and other conditions of employment on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age (except for driving), religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  We model this for our campers, in communication with caregivers, and in working with our outfitters.  Staff help campers learn to work together through the Camper Code of Conduct.

Who we are:

​Together, a Trip Leader and Assistant lead a group of 13 campers on daily adventures.  ​Teams work independently.  Each day includes one outdoor activity like surfing or a dolphin tour, and afternoons are flexible, within budget and guidelines,  including playgrounds, sweet treats, crafts, games, and more. 

  • Summer season is June-August

  • Shifts are weekly, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm 

  • There are 5 groups each week, with 2 staff in each group  

  • Staff work 4-10 weeks per summer  

Because of our unique structure, staff with previous experience working with kids, especially at camp, are able to jump right in!  

Briefly:

NOW HIRING Year-Round Staff

Our school holidays camps happen any day that Independent Schools and Charleston County Schools are out.  We're hiring for our 1-day to 5-day camps (see full schedule)

  • At least 17 years old

  • Experience teaching or leading children.  Prefer professional, especially camp experience. 

  • Staff don't need to be super-outdoorsy, but must be comfortable participating in outdoor activities offered at camp.

  • Reliable transportation to work each morning

  • COVID-19 vaccination and adherence to our COVID policies

  • Must pass SLED background check

Pay commensurate with experience, starting at $15/hour, increasing with WFA certification, passenger-van driving experience, professional experience.  

  • Seasonal work with potential full-time summer season position

  • Darkness to Light abuse prevention training every 2 years

  • Professional development for teachers, outdoor jobs

  • Experience teaching small groups and learning outdoor adventure sports

Summer Trip Leaders

Trip Leaders are accountable for the details.  They have the final say on the weekly budget, driving the vans, the daily schedule, contacting caregivers, and evaluating campers.  Trip leaders support their Assistant's growth and development.  
 

  • At least 21 years old

  • Experience teaching or leading children.  Prefer professional, especially camp experience. 

  • Staff don't need to be super-outdoorsy, but must be comfortable participating in outdoor activities offered at camp.

  • Available for at least 4 weeks, up to 8 or more, between June 1 and August 16. 

  • Valid driver's license and clean DMV report

  • COVID-19 vaccination and adherence to our COVID policies

  • Must pass SLED background check

  • Upon hiring: 

    • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications.  Famous Adventures provides Wilderness First Aid for qualifying staff. 

    • Must complete Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training​ provided by camp

Weekly pay commensurate with experience.  Trip leaders start at $525 per week, increasing with WFA certification, passenger-van driving experience, professional experience.  Qualifying 2nd-year staff earn matching retirement contributions. 

  • Seasonal work with potential part-time work during the school year.

  • WFA classes provided for qualifying staff

  • Darkness to Light abuse prevention training every 2 years

  • Professional development for teachers, outdoor jobs

  • Experience teaching small groups, and helping to guide kayaking, climbing, surfing, hiking, fossil hunting, geocaching, etc. 

  • Enjoy days at the beach, on the water, at parks and playgrounds, and more outdoor adventures! 

  • Creativity is encouraged: trip leaders build their afternoons around their strengths or interests: team building games, environmental education, sports. etc

Summer Assistants

Assistants support their Trip Leader, meaning that they may be required to handle any of the above!  Assistants must have plenty of experience in decision-making, leading a group of children, communicating with caregivers, and evaluating campers.  

  • At least 17 years old

  • Experience leading children.  Prefer paid, especially camp experience

  • Staff don't need to be super outdoorsy, buy must be comfortable participating in outdoor activities offered at camp 

  • Available for at least 4 weeks, up to 8 or more, between June 1 and August 16.

  • Valid driver's license

  • COVID-19 vaccination and adherence to our COVID policies

  • Must pass SLED background check

  • Upon hiring: 

    • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications 

    • Ability to complete Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training​ provided by camp

Weekly pay commensurate with experience.   Assistants start at $425 per week, increasing with WFA certification, passenger-van driving experience (must be 21), professional experience.  Qualifying 2nd-year staff earn matching retirement contributions. 

  • Seasonal work with potential gig work during the school year.  Camp begins June 1.

  • WFA classes provided for qualifying staff

  • Darkness to Light abuse prevention training every 2 years

  • Professional development for teachers, outdoor jobs

  • Gain skills in group dynamics, leadership, and program planning 

  • Experience as a guide for environmental education, kayaking, climbing, surfing, hiking, fossil hunting, geocaching, etc. 

  • Enjoy days at the beach, on the water, at parks and playgrounds, and more outdoor adventures! 

For more information about working for Famous Adventures, call Kyndra at 843-801-3924