The Resident Wilderness Educator team fosters a safe, healthy and productive living environment in the dorms, around campus and on trips. They oversee dorm life and work closely with the Dean of Students to design and implement residential life curriculum, including workshops on communication, feedback, identity, healthy relationships, leadership, etc. Their role in OA’s outdoor programming is extensive, supporting the Outdoor Education Manager in planning, preparing for, and leading trips.
The Spanish Teacher is primarily responsible for teaching Spanish to OA students, monitoring their progress throughout the semester, supporting their Spanish learning needs and communicating learning outcomes. The position reports to The OA Director and the Dean of Academics.
The Logistics Coordinator will work with outdoor activity heads, the Kitchen Manager, and the Outdoor Program Manager to ensure that groups going out of camp have the food, gear and resources they need. The Logistics Coordinator will also be responsible for making sure the packout facility is kept stocked and clean (to NC health code standards), and the gear is in good repair. This person must enjoy being a mentor and resource for outdoor staff, and living and working in the outdoors.
The Waterfront Director is responsible for teaching swimming curriculum, leading staff in-service trainings and emergency response drills, ensuring compliance with Eagle’s Nest Camp operating procedures, and overseeing the safety of all waterfront activities and the equipment used. The Waterfront Director must be able to work well on a team and give/receive feedback graciously.
Working with an EMT and another RN, nurses are responsible for providing daily and first aid care to approximately 140 campers and 60 staff. Staff will live on campus, and may choose from 1, 2 or 3 week sessions.
Our summer staff teach classes every day in areas reflecting their expertise and interests. We offer classes including, but not limited to, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Athletics, Swimming, Music, and Drama. Counselors live in cabins with campers and provide guidance, supervision, and fun for our campers.
Working with a Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant, the EMT is responsible for providing daily health and first aid care to approximately 140 campers and 60 staff. The EMT is also responsible for working with outdoor staff to manage first aid kits.
The kitchen staff consists of a kitchen manager, a head cook, a baker, and 5 - 6 cooks. Working as a team, the kitchen staff are responsible for preparing three well-balanced, family-style meals, as well as a wholesome evening snack, each day.
The Outdoor Academy, a semester school for talented 10th and 11th grade students located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, is seeking a Spanish Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Approximately 28 students come to The Outdoor Academy each semester to participate in a hands-on, college preparatory curriculum highlighting environmental stewardship and place-based learning. Students live in a small boarding environment and gain outdoor leadership skills through rock climbing, paddling and backpacking treks.