Camp Illahee

The BEST summer EVER in the "Heavenly World"!

Since 1921, Camp Illahee has given girls the opportunity to explore their interests, seek new adventures and forge friendships and memories that last a lifetime. We invite you to explore the magic of Illahee.

Brevard, North Carolina - a cool, small mountain town with a BIG national forest in our backyard!

About Camp Illahee

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 practice skills such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, strategic planning, and teamwork, all while enjoying your passions and passing your knowledge to younger outdoor enthusiasts! 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".


The Employee Experience

From the words of a staff member following her first summer on staff:

"Working at Illahee not only gave me a chance to connect with other young women my age but also greatly developed my leadership skills. I enjoyed being able to share my love of climbing with young girls and see them be inspired by all the counselors and staff. Illahee gave me a chance to pass on my passion to kids that might not have found a passion anywhere else."

And another:

"It was one of the best summers of my life. It gave me the opportunity to make a positive impact on campers, and that is a truly rewarding feeling. Not only did I watch my campers grow, I felt myself grow as well! I left camp feeling more confident and more like myself than ever before, and also met people who became some of my closest friends."

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidates for a staff member at Illahee are enthusiastic, creative, mature (and occasionally less mature and silly) individuals who love working with children and enjoy being outdoors. The ideal candidate wants to have a purposeful summer, have fun and be part of a community with common goals. Someone who puts safety and campers first, but also has an understanding of and ability to push girls outside of their comfort zone.

Room and Board

Room and Board are available for most staff positions. This consists of a screened-in cabin to allow the cool mountain air, bullfrogs, and crickets to lull you to sleep after a good day at play! All cabins have electricity and a full bathhouse is available just steps away.

Three delicious meals are part of every day at camp. Dietary restrictions can be met but sometimes staff like to outsource, as well! 

Employee Perks

Staff discount cards are issued for most establishments in town. Some pro-deals are offered to seasonal staff as well. The Brevard Racquet club offers a very reasonable weekly rate to staff for a gym membership and pool time. It is located about a mile away from camp!

Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Park offer FREE hikes, waterfall views, and outstanding vistas!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Most staff have their cars at camp, and if you don't they would love for you to join them! Transylvania County is a very bike friendly place and town is an easy bike ride away. 

If a staff member flies to camp, we will arrange for transportation to and from the airport.

For Fun

BEST summer EVER! Fun is at your fingertips every evening with the camp's evening programs! Additionally, hiking, biking, tubing, rafting, and forest bathing opportunities are minutes away. If you are a "foodie", Asheville NC is 45 minutes away and is an excellent cultural city to explore! Find out more by visiting Our town's website, Explore Brevard!

How to Apply

Visit our website,, to learn more, inquire or submit our online application by clicking the button below.

Once we receive the application we will schedule a time for a virtual interview (or if you are close by, in person is even better!). Communication and efficiency are an important part of the application process on our end, so let's get started! 

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