Camp Ton-A-Wandah

Join Our Team

Join our team this summer! Camp TAW is an all girls summer residential camp that strive to create community, instill curiosity, and foster creativity in our campers and staff. Build relationships that will last a life time and gain professional development in a learning environment.

TAW is nestled on the shores of its very own ten-acre lake in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina in historic Flat Rock, a few miles from Hendersonville.

About Camp Ton-A-Wandah

Do you want to get paid to have fun? Are you ready for an experience that will change your life? Joining the team at Camp Ton-A-Wandah will introduce you to a world where hard, meaningful work strikes a balance with outdoor fun and play! 

In this technology-free setting, our campers and staff focus on building relationships. You will have the privilege to work alongside women from all over the US and the world. Our staff members bring many cultures and talents to the mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina to share. By building a diverse community focused on developing creativity and curiosity, you will help TAW build Women of Substance. 

From kayaking to dance; from backpacking to pottery; from archery to basketball, each staff member will find their niche activity where they will become proficient in instruction. By having the opportunity to work with girls ages 5-15, you can become more adept in childhood development. 

Wondering what your pay will look like? Camp TAW is offering a signing and a full summer bonus! If an action-packed, high-energy summer of fun sounds exciting, Camp Ton-A-Wandah might be the right place for you!

The Employee Experience

Do you feel like you would like to experience an extraordinary summer? Do you feel like you could help create and develop Women of Substance? We are seeking counselors and staff who are role models to their peers and to youth. They value being silly, sisterhood, and an outdoor experience that creates a fun environment, ultimately developing well-round girls into Women of Substance. 

Over 600 girls, ranging in age from 5 to 16 and hailing from across the country, will attend one or more of our three 3-week summer sessions. Camp Ton-A-Wandah is especially proud of these girls, as more than 75% are returning campers. This high retention rate can be attributed to the extensive program opportunities available here, including activity classes such as archery, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, and land sports, just to name a few. In addition, frequent trips to various sites for picnics, hiking, white-water rafting, and campouts are program highlights, as well. Over 85 years in the business of summer have taught us that our ongoing success has to do with the exceptional caliber of our camp team! 

We employ over 70 staff members each summer. As a member of the Camp Ton-A-Wandah staff, you will become an important person in the life of each child you meet. Our staff is comprised of a diverse group of former campers, college students, teachers, musicians, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, coaches, and other unique women from all over the world who share our passion for creating and developing Women of Substance. 

For international staff, we do not offer an H2B visa sponsorship at this time. 

Ideal Candidate

Here is what we are looking for. 

  • Are you invested in the mission of TAW?
  • Can you present yourself professionally?
  • Do you have a growth mindset?
  • Do you take the time to pay attention to detail and to communicate thoughts effectively?

Room and Board

Youth Development Counselors live in a cozy cabin with wonderful and excited campers each session. Each counselor is provided with a single bed, and a dresser and international staff are given linens (sheets, pillow, comforter, and bath towels). Each cabin houses up to 12  campers and is equipped with its own bathroom. Staff and camper showers are located in separate facilities. 

Other staff members, including program staff and support staff, do not live in cabins with campers. 

Employee Perks

As a TAW staff member, not only will you experience the summer of a lifetime, but you'll receive some practical experience that is transmittable across all professional fields, as well. 

Ton-A-Wandah's pay is competitive in the industry. Weekly salary is dependent upon the position, years of experience, certification, and other factors that you bring to camp. These factors create a staff member's weekly baseline salary. Staff members are paid their total salary at the end of the summer; however, staff may request a pay advance during their time at camp. 

Camp Ton-A-Wandah provides extensive professional development to all summer staff. This development begins right when you contact Camp Ton-A-Wandah! Ranging from childhood development to giving/ receiving critical feedback to how to make the perfect s'more, your experience at Camp TAW set you up for any path in life you decide to pursue!

Depending on which activities you are leading, certification can be obtained during the training process. Most certifications required by Camp TAW are fully or partially subsidized by us! 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Camp TAW will pick staff up from 2 airports: 

  • Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Before Arrival

  1. Please schedule landing before 6 pm if possible. We might require staff to wait at the airport as we coordinate trips. 
  2. Email TAW with Flight Info ASAP.
  3. We will let you know our pickup time prior to your flight. Don't forget ALL that VISA paperwork. 
    TAW Staff (wearing TAW gear) will meet you in baggage claim! 

For Fun

Camp Ton-A-Wandah is close to Asheville, Brevard, and Hendersonville, North Carolina. Asheville is the furthest away, about a 45 minute drive. We are also about 1 hour from Greenville, South Carolina. 

Since we are nestled in the mountains we are also close to Dupoint State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. 

How to Apply

Step 1: Application 

The first step in the hiring process is completing an online application. Please begin by creating an account on CampInTouch here. This will lead you to our application. Remember that your answers to our application questions are our first impression of who you are. We want to be able to present your best self. Our advise is take time and be thorough with your responses. Once you have completed your answers, proof read to check for grammar and quality of answers. 

Once we have reviewed your application we will be in touch regarding if we will be or not continuing with the interviewing process. 


You will be asked to list two professional references. A professional reference is someone who has supervised you in a professional environment. This could be a teacher, coach, boss, volunteer supervisor, etc. (Family members, friends, and godparents will not be accepted.) Please list their name, how you know them, email and phone number. 

Step 2: Personal Interview 

You will be contacted by one of our Associate Directors if you have been offered an interview. She will be sending you a link on Google Meetings to schedule a time that is best for both of you. Once the date and time has been set, you will receive a google meeting link. On the date and time of your interview you will use this link to enter the chat room where your interview will be help. 

Step 3: What next?

After the interview has been conducted we will let you know of our decision with a weeks time. We may over you a position, place you on a waiting list and ask to apply again in the next year, or inform you that you will not be moving on in the hiring process. If a position has been offered, you will receive an email informing you that your contract has been made available. From there you have two weeks to review and accept your contract. 

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