Rockbrook Camp for Girls

A friendly outdoor community applauding kindness, creativity, and self-expression.

Rockbrook is an overnight summer camp for girls located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Established in 1921, it offers a diverse program of horseback riding, outdoor adventure, whitewater rafting, ceramics, crafts, and many other activities. This is a place where girls can relax and be their true selves and make great friendships, all while having a complete blast.

Rockbrook Camp is set among the fantastic beauty of the Carolina Appalachian mountains and enjoys numerous waterfalls and scenic overlooks within its 215-acre wooded location. Near Asheville, we are 4 miles south of the small town Brevard in the western part of North Carolina, an area well known for its national forests, rocky rivers, and mountain lakes.

About Rockbrook Camp for Girls

Our Philosophy

Rockbrook is foremost a supportive community fueled by kindness, respect and care. It is a safe place for girls to explore nature, learn new skills, and feel appreciated and included.  It's a haven that values creativity, diversity, and enthusiasm.  It's a magical place that inspires silliness and joyful engagement from everyone. Free from many of the distractions of ordinary life, camp becomes, for campers and staff members alike, one of the most meaningful and rewarding times of their lives.

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The Employee Experience

Life as a Rockbrook counselor is fun, fast-paced, and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. By living in a cabin with the campers and teaching an activity, you’re facilitating an amazing amount of growth within our community. Your days will be spent laughing and playing, and doing so much good!

Every day, you'll develop and practice valuable real-world skills that will benefit you both personally and professionally, no matter what your major— skills like responsibility, leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and self-awareness.

Working here literally shapes and supports your best self.

See what life is like as a Rockbrook staff member:

Ideal Candidate

Each year we hire a diverse staff who, with their different personalities, backgrounds and talents, can serve as positive role models for our campers, teach the different activities offered at camp, and offer real enthusiasm for camp life. We look for staff members who want to join our camp community, make many new friends, and work hard to benefit the girls who attend camp.

Rockbrook counselors know how to be both responsible and fun. They love the outdoors and get a kick out of spending time with kids.  They're generally high energy, quick to laugh, and excited to learn.  They know that costumes make any gathering more fun.  

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Room and Board

All summer staff receive room and board. Cabin counselors typically live in our rustic camper cabins with a co-counselor and eight girls. Activity specialists (e.g., adventure guides and riding instructors) live in staff-only cabins also located on the camp property.

Meals at Rockbrook are served family-style in our dining hall. Cabin groups sit together at tables with their counselors.  The food is excellent!  It's made-from-scratch and always includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.  A highlight is the fresh-baked muffin served as a mid-morning snack during the week.  The camp baker also makes all the desserts for dinners.

Employee Perks

The biggest perk Rockbrook employees receive is the great feeling that comes from simply living life at camp.  It's rewarding, fun, refreshing, meaningful.  It's intense, but also provides plenty of rest and time off to explore the local area. It helps you develop real-world skills that you'll apply throughout the rest of your life.  Sure you get paid, your laundry is done for you, and your room and board is also included, but it's the experience that's really valuable.

Working at camp means you get to:

  • Have big fun while you work
  • Join a friendly supportive community
  • Take a break from your ordinary routines
  • Relax and unwind at a less hurried pace
  • Unplug from the Internet and Social Media
  • Earn more money than you think, and with very few expenses
  • Try new activities
  • Go on real adventures
  • Live and play in the great outdoors
  • Make and receive friendship bracelets
  • Be your true self
  • Mentor children as a role model
  • Teach kids things they'd never learn at home
  • Make true life-long friends
  • Experience a new part of the country
  • Explore amazing places on your time off
  • Make a positive difference in the world
  • Do a cannonball off the diving board
  • Wear casual relaxing clothes all day
  • Get the best sleep of your life
  • Find a healthy balance of your life habits
  • Bank incredible memories and new stories to tell

Getting Here and Getting Around

Many staff members drive to Rockbrook and keep their car available for their time off, but it's a snap to team up with others if you don't bring a car.  We will help with transportation costs if you live far away and need to fly to camp.  We also can pick you up at the airport in Asheville, NC.

For Fun

This area of Western North Carolina has plenty to do during your time off. We are surrounded by state and national forests that offer hiking, climbing, paddling, and camping opportunities. You can visit hundreds of waterfalls, dozens of rock faces, and wander incredible hiking trails with mountain views.  Four miles away is Brevard, NC and its quaint shops and restaurants. Thirty-five miles away is Asheville, NC which is well known for its art and music scene, Friday night drum circle, and a plethora of food trucks.

How to Apply

Interested in applying?

Please first spend some time browsing our website to get a better feel for Rockbrook's culture.  Maybe watch some of our videos.

Then you can begin your application online even if you don't have time to complete it in one sitting.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.  We are happy to help!

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