Think outside the Office

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.”


Take a peek at what it is like to work here!

In their own words: Counselor Testimonials

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.

Zoe Holderness, 8 years as a camper, 2 on staff
At camp, I am surrounded by people who are so happy to be where they are, and are so happy that you are here too. To anyone considering working at camp, I say “do it” because you are around people who are unapolegetically themselves, and therefore give you permission to act the same way.   
Levi Lines, new to Illahee 1st year on staff
I had an awesome experience. I felt very well taken care of by my bosses and in turn I was excited and motivated to take good care of my campers. I wanted them to have just as good an experience as I have had in outdoor settings, and positivity in leadership is a huge part of facilitating that.
Sellers Shook, 9 years as a camper, 5 on staff
Camp is the most unique opportunity to challenge yourself and mature into a permanently positive, well-rounded, problem solving individual. The relationships you develop with staff and campers are unlike anywhere else.
Maggie Hilderbran, 10 camper years, 3 on staff
I LOVED working at camp this summer! Being on staff is meaningful because I got to help campers have  wonderful experiences, and as per usual, I walked away feeling that I had grown as well. I really couldn’t ask for a better summer job.


If you would like to speak personally with a former or current counselor, we will be happy to provide you with a contact list.
Send us an email or contact our office at (828) 883-2181.

Camp Illahee counselors on the pier

The Illahee Family

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?

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