It’s not just the campers that make Illahee such a special summer camp for girls. With great love, spirit, and generosity, the counselors and staff at Camp Illahee have endowed our community with dedicated service and positive mentoring. There’s hardly an aspect of the Illahee lifestyle that has not been touched by the generations of truly remarkable people (click here to meet our directors) who have spent their summers (and some year-rounds) making Illahee the extraordinary place that it is.
In many circumstances, a job is just a job. But at Illahee, our summer staff positions are so much more than that. When you join our Illahee family, you share in our "heavenly world" by encouraging, inspiring, and participating in the fun and discovery of a summer well spent. Ready to find out more? Click here.
If you are looking for the perfect summer job, we invite you to think "outside the office" and discover just how fun a summer job can be! We invite you to learn skills such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, strategic planning, and teamwork, all while playing capture the flag, becoming a Miss Universe contestant, choreographing a dance to the latest hip-hop, even enjoying rest hour and evening milk and cookies! We invite you to experience the reward of high-fiving a camper who gets a bulls-eye in archery, hugging a camper who misses home, encouraging a camper as she pushes off the zipline, and sharing a smile with a camper, just because. An Illahee summer is a season for broadening your horizons and for being part of a team of caring individuals. We invite you to explore, and perhaps, share our “heavenly world."
Camp Illahee inspires unconditional love and fierce loyalty in almost everyone who has spent a summer helping make each camp session the "best summer ever." We thought you'd like to hear from some of them.
If you would like to speak personally with a former or current counselor, we will be happy to provide you with a contact list. Email us or contact our office at (828) 883-2181.
Working at Illahee is like being a part of a family. It’s a support system, and just as we nurture and support our campers, we are supported by all the other members of the staff.
- Elizabeth Eiland, two summers on staff
I have made some of my best, life-long friendships, gained a wide range of new skills, and most importantly formed positive relationships and made a lasting impact on campers’ lives.
- Gina Gailis, three summers on staff
Thank you! This was my best summer ever!
- Maddy Hargis, two summers on staff
Thanks for the best summer ever. I love camp so much and I love the people who make Illahee such a special place.
- Kim Manek, seven summers as a camper, five summers on staff
Illahee brings me back to what is most important.
- Kat Owen, ten summers as a camper, five summers on staff