Recreation Specialist
Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute

Work as a Camp Rec Specialist on over 400 acre woodland camp with beautiful lake front view!

Teach canoeing, paddle boarding, archery, high adventure and more!

  • summer
Aiken, South Carolina
$475.00 - $525.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 12, 2024)

Title: Summer Camp Recreation Specialist Work Dates: May 12 – August 5, 2024 Location: Camp Long, Aiken, SC

Camp Long provides an opportunity to experience new and exciting activities; including climbing wall, archery, canoeing, and many others offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff.

Counselors facilitate campers in areas of summer camp programming including archery, high adventure, team course, and waterfront. The camp is run out of the Camp Long in Aiken, SC. We are involved in all of the following types of camps: 4-H, rental group camps, and traditional programs. We are looking for people who would be willing to be trained as ropes course facilitators and/or lifeguards (all trainings will be provided by us).

Principal Duties:

  • Assist in teaching all components of the summer camp program including canoeing, teams course, high ropes, climbing wall, swimming, and archery (training provided).
  • Lead campers in daily program classes and activities 2 weeks out of the summer (wake-up, flagpole, meals, campfire, and wrap-up).
  • Become actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Assist with routine cleanup.
  • Set-up, maintain, and break down the site and program areas.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved in Camp Long facilitated activities.
  • Perform camp counselor duties for 2 weeks including staying with and attending to campers over night while they are at camp.
  • Perform duties that are required by the Camp Director.


  • Must have a High School Degree, working towards college degree.
  • Experience working with youth preferred but not required.
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers andstaff.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team pursuing one common goal and objective.
  • Must be willing to be lifeguard certified. Previous lifeguard certification preferred.

Salary: $475-$525 per week plus lodging, meals during camp and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024.

Contact: If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and three references to Cody Greene at 

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and three references to Cody Greene at 

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