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.

Larkin Holtzman, 6 years as camper, 1 on staff
Working as a camp counselor is one of the most exhausting, yet most rewarding things I’ve ever done. To know you’ve made such a positive impact on the lives of so many girls feels so incredible, and I never imagined how close I could get to a group of 7 year olds. I wouldn’t trade this past summer for anything!!  
Marie Armbruster, 1 year on staff
I was a little skeptical about the camp hype due to never having been a camper. However, climbing has helped me meet new people, go new places, and find more enjoyment in life. Seeing campers get excited about climbing or finish a climb after saying they were afraid of heights made me excited, proud and impressed by my campers. I wish I had had that experience sooner in life! 
Sarah Gibson, 1 year on staff
Oh my goodness! I couldn’t believe how much fun I had and how much I learned this past summer. Everyone was so welcoming and I felt like we had a really strong community of staff that were there for each other. Even though this was my first camp experience I felt like I had been coming to Illahee for 10 years! 10/10 would recommend
Martha Schull (left), 9 years as a camper, 4 on staff
The further I get into the real world, the more I realize that there really is nowhere else like camp. Thanks so much for another great summer. I’ve said it before ad nauseam and in more words than you probably care to read anymore, so I’ll end this simply: I LOVE this place!


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.


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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