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Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between May 23rd, 2024 and August 3rd, 2024.

  • Site Director

    Administration
    North Topsail Beach
    $6,000.00 / season

    Overview

    The Overnight On-Site Director (SD) for Surf Camp, Inc. must be a multi-talented, service-oriented individual with a strong desire to provide a safe, fun, and enriching summer camp experience for staff and campers in an overnight camp setting. Our programs attract teens from all over the world who have the desire to learn how to surf, learn about marine biology, and experience the local culture and wildlife unique to North Carolina. Applicants must be passionate about marine stewardship, teaching, inspiring youth, and surfing. This position requires the candidate to work as part of a team to inspire, instruct, and provide care to several teams and groups of campers.

    The SD will be responsible for the daily running of our Campus Facility, planning and facilitation of various evening activities, running the camp store, overseeing the kitchen, and logistical support. Logistics are a key element of our overnight programs and include equipment management and maintenance, evening program set-up and break-down, and other duties as assigned. This position will also assist with the coordination of the arrival and departure of campers. Last but not least, the SD must ensure that all staff and campers stay safe while having an awesome and life-enriching experience. This position reports to the Operations Director.

     

    Skills and Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Completed Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Education, Administration, or applicable field
    2. At least one (1) year of camp administration experience
    3. At least three (3) years of in-field camp experience (i.e. counselor, instructor, unit leader)
    4. Experience managing multiple teams, their schedules, and their budgets
    5. Ability to plan, originate, organize, and carry out daily and special programs
    6. Ability to organize and manage the camp store and inventory
    7. Ability to remain focused in a fast-paced, stressful, and fluid camp atmosphere
    8. Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    9. Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, first aid/CPR, or willing/able to get
    10. At least 25 years of age
    11. Strong communication, decision-making, logistical, and organizational skills
    12. Must be in excellent physical condition
    13. Ability to pass a 500-yard open-ocean swim test
    14. Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted
    15. No conflicting summer commitments including travel, work, or other leave of absence
    16. Proven ability to effectively manage staff
    17. Able to pass a government background check
    18. Clean driving record

    Desired Skills

    1. Director Certification by the American Camp Association
    2. Serve Safe certification
    3. Surfing experience
    4. Wilderness First Responder certification or higher
    5. Familiarity with local marine ecosystems and organisms
    6. Energetic, morning person with a positive attitude

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    Activities primarily take place in North Topsail Beach at our Campus Facility with occasional office work in the Main Office in Wilmington, NC.

    This seasonal position requires that individuals maintain a strong skill set in the following areas: organization, punctuality, and problem-solving, as well as having a solid attention to detail. These skills are crucial for you to provide the best possible experience for staff and campers. Programs do require work on weekends and holidays, though there is some time off between camps and/or during the week.

    The following skills are crucial: goal setting, prioritization, strategy development, adherence to policies and procedures, and time management. It is of utmost importance to be proactive and forward-thinking.

    Staff responsibilities are listed below, but may not be limited to this list:

    1. Maintain the highest level of risk management, responsibility, and sound judgment at all times
    2. Provide consistent support to the field staff and kitchen staff, by handling tasks and duties, delegating duties to staff, and focusing on campers’ safety and schedule
    3. Responsible for the implementation of program curriculum and consistent day-to-day activities
    4. Responsible for assisting in managing the schedules for all overnight programs at the facility 
    5. Create meal schedules and cleaning schedules for all units residing at the camp
    6. Supervise and manage the seasonal administrative staff and seasonal kitchen staff
    7. Attend all scheduled meetings with the Program Directors
    8. Perform all pre-session tasks, including but not limited to arriving at the camp location before the start date, reviewing camp binders, preparing for camper arrival, delegating responsibilities, and ensuring all supplies are prepared and accessible
    9. Responsible for helping with water activities as needed
    10. Facilitate camper check-in and check-out; coordinating picking up campers from the airport on the first day and on the last day, with supervision at the airport until the last camper flight departs
    11. Organize and help prep facilities at the end of each camp session
    12. Complete all post-session tasks; including but not limited to completing the binder checklist, clean-up, program and staff evaluations, and inventory of supplies
    13. Conduct weekly team meetings to go over any camper issues, logistics, and schedule
    14. Make quick decisions throughout the day based on weather and wave conditions
    15. Practice open communication with your teams; address any issues immediately
    16. Mentor staff and provide feedback and corrective action when necessary
    17. Assist with daily camp setup and breakdown with seasonal administrative team when needed
    18. Ensure that budgets are met and cost efficiencies are improved
    19. Organize, develop, and implement program curriculum
    20. Prepare and lead hands-on, educational, teambuilding activities for campers and staff
    21. Supervise and actively participate in camp activities
    22. Stand in for staff members as needed
    23. Put camper needs before own; get to know each camper, make them feel welcome and accepted
    24. Provide proper behavior management of campers; handle camper discipline issues and emergency situations that may arise
    25. Serve as a positive role model, display maturity, responsibility, flexibility, and sound judgment
    26. Oversee participants' safety, medication administration, and dietary preferences
    27. Safely transport students and/or staff in 15-passenger vans
    28. Communicate with parents as needed during the camp session; answer questions and calmly address any issues that may arise
    29. Carry and respond to the director’s company cell phone 24/7, delegating coverage when off
    30. Coach and mentor all staff, particularly unit leaders, in camper/staff management
    31. Follow proper Emergency Procedures when necessary
    32. Clearly understand company goals, high safety standards, and mission; continuously work to professionally promote the organization’s mission and achieve its goals
    33. Be knowledgeable of Surf Camp, Inc. as a company, as well as our diversity of programs

    Compensation

    We offer above-average industry-standard compensation commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000.

    Position Duration

    Programs run from June 2- August 2 on Topsail Island, NC. All staff need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24 – May 31. Candidates would start at the beginning of May to prepare and assist in leading the mandatory staff training at the end of May. This position ends on August 3.

    About Surf Camp Inc

    Surf Camp Inc. is a leader in the growing world of learn-to-surf adventure camps. Our brand symbolizes a long-standing commitment to technical instruction expertise and ocean safety awareness which is evident in our three main core values: “Safety, Learning, and Fun!” We develop and conduct a diversified mix of summer camps for kids and teens, as well as adult travel adventure programs.

     

  • Program Coordinator

    Administration
    North Topsail Beach
    $38,000.00 - $50,000.00 / year

    Overview

    The Sea Turtle Camp Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning and coordination of Sea Turtle Camp’s 13-17 teen NC overnight camp. Our program attracts academically strong applicants who are interested in careers involving marine science, and they are required to complete an application process to attend, which includes academic references. During the summer months, we have three programs running simultaneously with approximately ten staff who are working as leaders, counselors, and educators. Our flagship Marine Biology Adventure and Immersion programs are run by two separate in-field teams led by a Unit Leader, a Camp Counselor, and a Marine Educator. The SCUBA team also has four counselors and partners with a local dive shop. We are seeking a candidate who has professional camp management experience, proven success with program and curriculum development and coordination, is committed to coastal conservation, is self-driven, and is extremely quality-oriented. It is expected that you will also be well-versed in all of Surf Camp, Inc.’s programs.

    Skills and Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in one of the following areas: Environmental Science/Marine Science/Parks & Rec/Business Management
    2. ~3 years working in a camp management position or equivalent experience.
    3. Demonstrated leadership in a camp environment or equivalent experience leading a team.
    4. Comfortable with a demanding schedule during the summer with no scheduled vacations
    5. Strong verbal and written communication skills, sound fiscal management practices, excellent organizational abilities, and problem-solving strategies
    6. Extremely professional phone manner and customer service skills
    7. Socially confident, excellent communicator with professional guest service skills
    8. Ability to take initiative on program improvements in the off-season.
    9. Ability to adequately observe program activities and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
    10. Team player with a positive attitude
    11. Outgoing and comfortable talking to people with whom you are not familiar.
    12. Proven ability to effectively manage and organize students and staff.
    13. Must be able to lift and carry items up to thirty-five pounds outside during the heat of the summer.
    14. Current certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Lifeguard
    15. Able to pass a government background check.
    16. Clean driving record w/ reliable transportation required. Must be willing and able to travel between sites and administrative offices regularly.
    17. High level of competence in Word, Excel, and Outlook

    Desired Skills & Traits

    1. Master’s degree in marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related field
    2. SCUBA certified
    3. Wilderness First Aid Certification
    4. Experience working with marine reptiles, marine mammals, or other aquatic animals.
    5. Familiarity with southeastern marine ecosystems and organisms
    6. Environmental education certification or teaching credential
    7. Knowledge of Campsite Management Software
    8. High attention to detail and ability to maintain a neat and clean work environment.
    9. Energetic, morning person with a positive optimistic attitude
    10. Ability to remain focused in a fast-paced, stressful, and noisy environment.
    11. Excellent creative and critical thinking skills
    12. Ability to accept and give constructive criticism.
    13. Willingness to perform tasks outside of the job description.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Summer Principal Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    1. Coordinate all logistics for all NC residential Sea Turtle Camp programs, including lodging, transportation, meals, activities, and community service.
    2. Assist in the implementation of the Sea Turtle Camp seasonal staff training program.
    3. Hire and train North Carolina Residential Surf Camp staff.
    4. Manage the in-field NC residential Sea Turtle Camp seasonal staff.
    5. Facilitate weekly check-in and check-out meetings with in-field teams.
    6. Ensure that all seasonal camp staff receive ongoing support for any logistical needs.
    7. Fill in when necessary.
    8. Assist in the hiring of other departments’ staff as needed.
    9. Maintain an open line of communication with Sea Turtle Camp partners/vendors.
    10. Effectively communicate with parents and participants regarding scheduling, expectations, and requirements of a program in a timely manner
    11. Manage data, including itineraries, schedules, room rosters, and Unit Leader Binders for all camps.
    12. Build and prepare all Unit Leader Binders and supplemental activities.
    13. Oversee preparation and implementation of all materials and supplies needed, including all equipment and merchandise.
    14. Ensure all seasonal staff receive ongoing support.
    15. Evaluate seasonal staff halfway through the summer season and at the end of the season. Provide them with written and verbal feedback.
    16. Ensure that accurate registration, attendance, and participation records are maintained.
    17. Manage Sea Turtle Camp equipment inventory.
    18. Ensure ongoing support for all Surf Camp Inc. residential programs.
    19. Coordinate on-site activities and team-building exercises with the Program Director and Site Director for staff to utilize during residential camps, ensuring the seasonal staff is implementing them.
    20. Assist with general office duties for all Surf Camp Inc. programs, such as answering phones, talking with parents about program details, and taking reservations.
    21. Maintain on-call duties as assigned.
    22. Ability to take over any position on the residential field staff team, if necessary
    23. Provide leadership and support to other coordinators.

    Year-Round Principal Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    For the remaining nine months of the year, this position is responsible for preparing for the next season of camps. This includes marketing to prospective clients, coordinating camp logistics, new program development, and updating and creating new marketing materials, among other tasks.

    1. Assist in maintaining a strong relationship between our company and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
    2. Maintain an open line of communication with Sea Turtle Camp partners.
    3. Create and engage opportunities for company growth.
    4. Coordinate all logistics for all NC residential Sea Turtle Camp programs, including lodging, transportation, meals, activities, and community service.
    5. Develop relationships with staff, campers, and clients including previous and prospective clients.
    6. Develop team-building activities and games to be incorporated during time spent at our residential campus to be used by all Surf Camp Inc. programs.
    7. Prepare detailed itineraries for all overnight programs.
    8. Maintain accurate and timely registration, enrollment, attendance, and participation records.
    9. Ensure high-quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations, ongoing training, and professional development.
    10. Oversee & help with the preparation of all materials and supplies needed for all camps including sampling gear, rashguards, t-shirts, medical supplies, etc.
    11. Manage all storage and organization of inventory.
    12. Develop new program activities for already existing programs (beyond the science)
    13. Update the current curriculum and develop new curriculum.
    14. Researching new program markets
    15. Develop and assist with marketing new programs (summer and off-season)
    16. Create and update marketing materials, including brochures and emails with the Program Director
    17. Maintain social media posts if necessary.
    18. Sell Surf Camp Inc. programs over the phone to prospective families.
    19. Manage the Sea Turtle Camp database on Campsite.
    20. Provide information to the Media Coordinator for marketing posts.
    21. Assist in the hiring process and supervision of seasonal field staff including interviewing, training, and management of multiple teams.
    22. Assist in developing an intensive staff training program.
    23. Assist with general office duties for all Surf Camp Inc. programs, such as answering phones, talking with parents about program details, and enrolling campers.

    Compensation

    The salary for this position will be based on the candidate’s educational background and work experience. 2 weeks of PTO are included with additional PTO as compensatory time, $225/month health insurance, 6 paid holidays, monetary bonuses, and pro-deal opportunities.

    Position Duration

    Full-Time year-round benefited position.

    About Sea Turtle Camp:

    Sea Turtle Camp is a division of our parent company, Surf Camp Inc. Surf Camp Inc. is made up of five divisions: Sea Turtle Camp, WB Surf Camp, Carolina Surf School, Cape Fear Paddleboarding, and Surf Berry. The Sea Turtle Camp Program Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director. Our company office is located in the beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Sea Turtle Camp was founded to offer youth the opportunity to learn about marine biology through immersive, hands-on, feet-wet experiential education. Our mission is to cultivate a love and respect for the ocean by building confidence and developing character while inspiring coastal conservation through safety, fun, and learning! Sea Turtle Camp was created to immerse youth in the field of marine biology and empower them to be proactive and take ownership of their environment; we develop focused, responsible, independent individuals who know how to have fun while being stewards of the ocean. While we cannot solve all the world’s problems, we know that one person can make a difference, and a camp full of eager knowledge-hungry youth can make a huge difference.

    One of our goals is to share our passion for life and teach young adults how to mold that passion into a selfless, hardworking team of individuals who can recognize problems and work towards solving them. Through our grassroots approach, we strive to show campers a wide variety of possibilities at a time in their life when they have many potential roads to follow. In doing so they will learn the rewards of selflessly giving their time and energy to their communities, encouraging volunteer service, and potentially impacting their career paths. Ultimately, we want to raise compassionate awareness and pour our support into our life-sustaining oceans.

  • SCUBA Camp Counselor

    NC Residential- SCUBA (high school campers)
    North Topsail Beach
    $3,600.00 / season

    The Camp Counselor for SCUBA Camp must be a multi-talented and energetic individual with a passion to develop and provide marine science instruction to our high school aged campers. Applicants must possess a dedication to marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. In addition to marine science education, this position requires an individual prepared to give 24-hour supervision to our campers with their fellow team while they work to obtain their PADI SCUBA certifications.

    • Work as a team to provide marine science lessons to campers
    • Educate and excite youth about the various North Carolina coastal landscapes, flora, and fauna
    • Assist with the driving of camp vehicles
    • Set up and breakdown of lessons
    • Assist with coordination of arrival/departure of campers
    • Maintain healthy and open communication between interns and volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
    • Assist instructors with 15 campers pursuing their PADI SCUBA certifications
    • Provide continuous support to the Unit Leader and Marine Educator
    • Ensure a safe place (both emotionally and physically) for all staff and campers


    Requirements:

    The candidate for this position must meet the following criteria:

    • Available from May 24th- August 3rd
    • Requires weekend work and the 4th of July
    • Current certifications or willing to obtain prior to start: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
    • Must be SCUBA certified
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Able to pass a government background check, possess a U.S. driver’s license, and have a clean driving record
    • BA or BS in marine biology, environmental science/education related field (or working towards)
    • Experience in marine science, environmental education, summer camps, or related field.
    • Excellent physical condition to maintain energy and excitement during long, hot days

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from early June – early August on Topsail Island, NC. Candidates would need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24th, 2024. 


    If you want to spend a summer helping youth cultivate a relationship with the coastal environment, through hands-on immersive experiences, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team!

  • Sea Turtle Camp Marine Educator

    NC Residential - Marine Biology (high school campers)
    North Topsail Beach
    $3,600.00 / season

    The Marine educator for Sea Turtle Camp must be a multi-talented and energetic individual with a passion to develop and provide marine science instruction to our high school aged campers. Applicants must possess a dedication to marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. In addition to marine science education, this position requires an individual prepared to give 24-hour supervision to our campers with their fellow team.

    • Work as a team to provide marine science lessons to campers
    • Educate and excite youth about the various North Carolina coastal landscapes, flora, and fauna
    • Assist with the driving of camp vehicles
    • Set up and breakdown of lessons
    • Assist with coordination of arrival/departure of campers
    • Maintain healthy and open communication between interns and volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
    • Ensure a safe place (both emotionally and physically) for all staff and campers


    Requirements:

    The candidate for this position must meet the following criteria:

    • Available from May 24th- August 3rd
    • Requires weekend work and the 4th of July
    • Current certifications or willing to obtain prior to start: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Able to pass a government background check, possess a U.S. driver’s license, and have a clean driving record
    • BA or BS in marine biology, environmental science/education related field (or working towards)
    • Experience in marine science, environmental education, summer camps, or related field.
    • Excellent physical condition to maintain energy and excitement during long, hot days

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from early June – early August on Topsail Island, NC. Candidates would need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24th, 2024. 

    If you want to spend a summer helping youth cultivate a relationship with the coastal environment, through hands-on immersive experiences, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team!

  • Carolina Ocean Odyssey Marine Educator

    NC Residential - Carolina Ocean Odyssey (middle school campers)
    North Topsail Beach
    $3,600.00 / season

    The Marine educator for the Carolina Ocean Odyssey team must be a multi-talented and energetic individual with a passion to develop and provide marine science instruction to our campers. Applicants must possess a dedication to marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. In addition to marine science education, this position requires an individual prepared to give 24-hour supervision to our campers with their fellow team.

    • Implement our Marine Science curriculum using hands-on education techniques
    • Provide lessons to middle school-aged campers in subjects of marine science, conservation, biology, and coastal ecology
    • Educate and excite youth about the various North Carolina coastal landscapes, flora, and fauna
    • Assist with the driving of camp vehicles
    • Set up and breakdown of lessons
    • Assist with coordination of arrival/departure of campers
    • Maintain healthy and open communication with all of our off-campus vendors 
    • Ensure a safe place (both emotionally and physically) for all staff and campers


    Requirements:

    The candidate for this position must meet the following criteria:

    • Available from May 24th- August 3rd with no schedule conflicts
    • Requires weekend work and the 4th of July
    • Current certifications or willing to obtain prior to start: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Experience in marine science, environmental education, summer camps, or related field.
    • BA or BS in marine biology, environmental science/education-related field (or working towards)
    • Excellent physical condition to maintain energy and excitement during long, hot days
    • Two years of ocean wave riding experience is preferred
    • Able to pass a government background check, possess a U.S. driver’s license, and have a clean driving record

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from early June – early August on Topsail Island, NC. Candidates would need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24th, 2024. 


    If you want to spend a summer helping youth cultivate a relationship with the coastal environment, through hands-on immersive experiences, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team!

  • Camp Counselor/ Surf Instructor

    NC Residential - Carolina Ocean Odyssey (middle school campers)
    North Topsail Beach
    $3,600.00 / season

    The camp counselor for Carolina Ocean Odyssey must be a multi-talented and energetic individual with a passion to develop and provide surf and marine science instruction and support to our middle school-aged campers. Applicants must possess a dedication to marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. In addition to marine science education and wave riding instruction, this position requires an individual prepared to give 24-hour supervision to our campers with their fellow team.  

    • Educate and excite youth about the various North Carolina coastal landscapes, flora, and fauna, along with the methods and various aspects of surfing  
    • Work as a team to implement the camp schedule  
    • Assist with the driving of camp vehicles 
    • Set up and breakdown of lessons and beach/surf equipment
    • Assist with coordination of arrival/departure of campers 
    • Maintain healthy and open communication with all of our off-campus vendors.  
    • Provide support for the Unit Leader and Marine Educator 
    • Ensure a safe place (both emotionally and physically) for all staff and campers 


    Requirements: 

    The candidate for this position must meet the following criteria:

    • Available from May 24th- August 3rd with no schedule conflicts
    • Requires weekend work and the 4th of July
    • Current certifications or willing to obtain prior to start: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Able to pass a government background check, possess a U.S. driver’s license, and have a clean driving record 
    • BA or BS in marine biology, environmental science/education-related field (or working towards) 
    • At least 2 years of ocean wave-riding experience
    • Experience in marine science, environmental education, summer camps, or related field.  
    • Excellent physical condition to maintain energy and excitement during long, hot days 

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from early June – early August on Topsail Island, NC. Candidates would need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24th, 2024. 


    If you want to spend a summer helping youth cultivate a relationship with the coastal environment through hands-on immersive experiences, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team!  

  • Kitchen Staff

    NC Residential
    North Topsail Beach
    $5,000.00 / season

    The Cook position must be a multi-talented individual with a strong desire to assist in the overall food-service operation including preparation, meal service, and sanitation. Applicant must provide nutritious, well-prepared meals and snacks for all campers, staff, and guests both on-site and for packed lunches. Applicants should have a passion for conservation and enjoy working with teens. The applicant is responsible for ensuring students have a safe, healthy, and filling dining experience.
     

    Skills & Qualifications

    • At least 19 years of age
    • Knowledge of and experience in food service
    • Knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving, storage of food, and kitchen procedures
    • Willing to work long hours while maintaining energy and stamina
    • Strong communication, decision-making, logistical, and organizational skills
    • Enjoy working with campers in a residential camp setting
    • No conflicting summer commitments including travel, work, or other leave of absence
    • Able to pass a government background check


    Principal Responsibilities
    During the summer months, we operate overnight marine biology and surf camps for teenagers
    varying in length from 6 days up to 2 weeks. Additional staff members will assist you in the
    preparation of and serving of all camp meals and snacks to approximately 100 people per meal.
    Individuals must maintain a strong skill set in the following areas: sanitation and food preparation, as
    well as have solid attention to detail. These skills are crucial in order for you to provide the best
    possible experience for each camper. Programs do require work on weekends and holidays, though
    there is some time off between camps to recharge.

    Surf Camp, Inc. staff responsibilities are listed below but may not be limited to this list.

    • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the camp’s food service
    • Prepare nutritionally balanced meals, snacks, and pack-out foods
    • Prepare and serve meals and snacks in a safe, efficient, and timely manner
    • Prepare and cook food as the menu indicates; utilizing boiling, broiling, steaming or roasting of meat, poultry, vegetables, salads, soups, and gravies
    • Prepare food: including, washing, peeling, and chopping
    • Bake bread, muffins, and dessert items
    • Ability to maintain proper food temperatures and assess the condition of food
    • Set up food, supplies, and utensils for dining hall distribution
    • Assist with inventory management
    • Effectively manage inventory of food supply and kitchen equipment
    • Report any needed repairs to equipment in a timely manner
    • Communicate changes in inventory to Food Service Manager
    • Maintain routine sanitation and upkeep of the kitchen, equipment, and facilities
    • Maintain high standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and safety
    • Clean, sanitize and maintain all food preparation equipment, kitchen floors, and food storage areas
    • Wash, dry, and fold all kitchen laundry (towels, aprons, etc.)
    • Wash all utensils, pots and pans, prep and dining hall dishes
    • Reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle as much as possible
    • Adhere to all established health code regulations
    • Work as a member of the camp staff team
    • Maintain effective communication with administrative camp staff
    • Attend staff orientation sessions as required
    • Follow camp schedule and remain flexible to any changes that may arise
    • Assist other staff working in the kitchen
    • Get to know campers and make them feel welcome, included, and accepted
    • Follow proper Accident Protocol when necessary
    • Be knowledgeable about Surf Camp, Inc. as a company
    • Assist with daily setup and breakdown responsibilities
    • Serve as a positive role model for youth

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from early June – early August on Topsail Island, NC. Candidates would need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24th, 2024. 

  • Summer Support Staff

    NC Residential
    North Topsail Beach
    $4,000.00 / season

    Support Staff are the behind the scenes magic-makers of camp - creativity is required! Assist any and all units and instructors as needed by substitute teaching, driving, setting up activities, repairing gear, and a million other things.

    Overview

    Residential Support Staff Counselors for Surf Camp Inc’s residential programs (WB Surf Camp, Sea Turtle Camp, and Carolina Ocean Odyssey) must be multi-talented, service-oriented individuals with a strong desire to support our surf and marine science-based teams, support campers (ages 9-18), and assist wherever needed. Our programs attract participants from all over the world that have the desire to learn how to surf, explore marine science, scuba dive, and engage in ocean adventure activities.

    Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a passion for marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. This position requires candidates to work as part of a team to instruct and provide a safe learning environment to every group of participants.

    Residential Support Staff Counselors will be responsible for completing a daily task list, assisting the Site Director whenever needed, logistical support with residential teams, program equipment management, the camp store, and any other duties assigned. Most importantly, Residential Support Staff Counselors must ensure that all staff and participants stay safe while having an awesome and life-enriching experience. No surf instruction experience is required for this position. Residential support staff counselors must be lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified. This position reports to the Residential Site Director.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    Working in collaboration with other staff members, you will assist the Site Director and residential field teams however possible; provide supervision and instruction for participants in the field as needed, fill in for field team staff as needed, and complete daily task lists. This position will head the camp store
    and everything that entails, including managing inventory, sales, and our POS system.

    This individual must maintain a strong skill set in the following areas:
    Professionalism, organization, punctuality, problem solving, as well as have a solid attention to detail. These skills are crucial in order for you to provide the best possible experience for each participant. Programs require work on some
    weekends and holidays.

    Staff responsibilities are listed below but may not be limited to this list:

    • Appear every day, on time, in provided uniform
    • Lead camp activities
    • Have an understanding of the basics for all residential program
    • Assist wherever needed, possibly including kitchen and maintenance
    • Conduct ongoing supply and equipment inventory
    • Fill in as a counselor for any program as needed
    • Reside in and supervise a room of campers, if needed
    • Attend all scheduled staff meetings with the leadership team
    • Participate in daily meetings with the Site Director to go over any participant issues, logistics and schedule
    • Complete all pre and post-session tasks, including but not limited to reviewing camp binder preparing supplies  and inventory
    • Put participant needs before own; get to know each participant, make them feel welcome and accepted
    • Serve as a positive role model, display maturity, responsibility, flexibility, and sound judgment
    • Oversee participants’ safety
    • Clean, organize, and help prep camp facilities and vehicles at the end of each camp session
    • Communicate in a professional manner with participants/parents; be available to answer questions
    • Practice open communication with the team and address any issues immediately
    • Follow proper Emergency Procedures when necessary
    • Clearly understand company goals, our high safety standards, and mission
    • Continuously work to promote the organization’s mission and achieve its goals
    • Be knowledgeable of Surf Camp, Inc. as a company, as well as our diversity of programs

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from June 2- August 2 on Topsail Island, NC. All staff need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24 – May 31.  This position ends on August 3.

  • Assistant On-Site Director

    NC Residential
    North Topsail Beach
    $5,000.00 / season

    Do you love logistics as much as you love camp? Do you see yourself more as the stage director than the actor? Then join the on-site administrative team as the Assistant Site Director!

    Overview

    The Assistant On-Site Director for our residential summer programs must be a multi-talented individual with a strong ability to supervise all aspects of summer resident camp and provide an experience that encompasses ocean safety and marine science. Applicant must have a passion for ocean conservation, teaching, and inspiring staff and campers. Position will be based at our ocean-
    view facility on Topsail Island, approximately 45 minutes north of Wilmington.

    Will work closely with the On-Site Director and Operations Director, Residential Program Directors, and the entire WB Surf Camp & Sea Turtle Camp residential team. This position reports directly to the On-Site Director.

    The Assistant On-Site Director will be responsible for supervising the implementation of daily camp activities for all our residential camp programs and will perform a variety of administrative duties.

    This role requires a detail-oriented team player with the ability to see multiple concurrent tasks through to completion; including, providing logistics and support, coordinating arrival and departure of campers, planning and leading evening activities, serving as a substitute counselor, and van driving responsibilities. The Assistant On-Site Director must provide leadership, guidance, and feedback to all team members, as well as encourage, inspire, and teach both campers and staff. Last but not least, the Assistant On-Site Director must ensure all staff and campers stay safe while having
    an awesome and life enriching experience.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    During the summer months, we operate overnight surfing and marine science camps for youth ages 9-18, varying in length from 6 days up to 2 weeks. Activities primarily take place on Topsail Island.

    This position is responsible for supporting approximately 30 staff working as unit leaders, marine educators, camp counselors, surf instructors, lifeguards, and kitchen staff in conjunction with the On- Site Director. The Assistant On-Site Director may be required to live in camper housing and supervise
    campers overnight on an as needed basis.

    Individual must maintain a strong skill set in the following areas: organization, punctuality, problem solving, taking initiative, as well as have a solid attention to detail. These skills are crucial in order for you to provide the best possible experience for each camper. This position will be required work on weekends and holidays, though there is some time off during the week to recharge.

    Staff responsibilities are listed below but may not be limited to this list:

    • Support all on-site staff, including, unit leaders, counselors, instructors, and kitchen staff
    • Help manage the implementation of day-to-day activities, meals, and transportation
    • Assist On-Site Director with administrative tasks
    • Help conduct regular drills of emergency procedures, including, fire drill and lost camper drill
    • Assist in leading staff in-service trainings throughout the summer season
    • Maintain, oversee, and operate the camp store
    • Develop programs, schedules, and procedures for rainy day camp operation
    • Maintain clean and organized camp facilities. Ensure daily and post-session cleaning is completed; including all camp facilities (daily) and vehicles at the end of each camp session.
    • Assist with proper camp check-in and check-out on Topsail Island and/or proper pick-up and drop-off at the Wilmington International Airport
    • Conduct check-ins with staff, as needed, to review pertinent camper issues, logistics, and schedule changes
    • Make quick decisions throughout the day based on weather and wave conditions
    • Practice open communication with the team and address any issues immediately.
    • Be a liaison between the staff and the On-Site Director and Program Directors.
    • Ensure ongoing supply and equipment inventory is conducted through the camp season
    • Ensure all supplies are organized and repair or request replacements as needed
    • Put camper needs before your own; get to know each camper and make them feel welcome and accepted.
    • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers and display maturity, responsibility, flexibility, and sound judgment.
    • Oversee safety; ensure camp policies and procedures are consistently followed.
    • Safely transport staff and campers in 15 passenger vans and pick-up camp supplies as needed
    • Follow proper Emergency Procedures when necessary.
    • Clearly understand company goals, high safety standards, and mission. Continuously work to professionally promote the organization’s mission and achieve its goals.
    • Be knowledgeable of Surf Camp, Inc. as a company, as well as our diversity of programs.
    • Foster a strong relationship between our company and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
    • Attend all scheduled meetings with leadership teams

    Compensation

    We offer a summer stipend, commensurate with experience, and the inclusion of pro-deal opportunities. In addition, the compensation package will include ocean-view accommodations and meals during the summer program, valued at an additional $5,000. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, and procedures will be provided.  

    Position Duration

    Programs run from June 2- August 2 on Topsail Island, NC. All staff need to attend mandatory staff training beginning May 24 – May 31.  This position ends on August 3.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through our website.  You can expect the interview process to take 1-3 weeks and to include a minimum of two interviews with members of our administrative team.

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