Our mission is to cultivate a love and respect for the ocean by building confidence, developing character and inspiring stoke through safety, fun and learning.
Surf Camp, Inc. is a leader in the growing world of learn-to-surf and marine science adventure camps. Its brand symbolizes a long-standing commitment to technical instruction expertise and ocean safety awareness. They develop and conduct a diversified mix of summer camps for kids and teens, as well as adult travel adventure programs.
Calling the barrier islands of southeast North Carolina home.
About WB Surf Camp
We believe that surfing connects us to ourselves, nature and our community. We are passionate surfers that are stoked to spread our love and knowledge of surfing!
Our mission is clear and simple – to cultivate a love and respect for the ocean by building confidence and developing character, while inspiring coastal conservation through safety, fun, and learning! WB Surf Camp is sponsored by Quiksilver and Roxy and we have a variety of instructors offering beginner to advanced surf lessons to kids, teens, adults and families alike. From youth summer camp surf sessions to adult travel adventures, our world-class surf camps are the ultimate surfing experience.
We are a grass-roots, family-owned company. We started way back in 2001, offering lessons and day camps, and today we have grown into an international, multi-faceted, something-for-everyone kind of place. We still offer lessons and day camps but have also expanded into overnight camps for kids, teens, and even adults. We've added international trips, a sister camp that focuses on marine science, and are able to give back to our community through our many community service initiatives. See what we do here.
The Employee Experience
Our ability to attract the finest, most qualified team is the result of our experience, professional reputation, industry-leading training, and compensation level. We have an incredible team of hardworking, energetic surf instructors, administrative support staff, and summer camp counselors. What binds us together is our shared stoke for coastal life. Whatever your passion, we believe that it can be applied to making the community a better place to be. Yes, we need surfers, but we also need cooks, photographers, behind-the-scenes magic makers, organizers, scientists, educators, mentors, turtle whisperers, DJs, artists, coaches, and all-around positive-minded people.
Summer camp life is about community. You'll make connections that last a lifetime. You'll inspire and lead young people to pursue their goals. You'll hone your professional "soft skills" like decision making, time management, organization, planning, professional communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and stress management by working and living in a group environment.
Our residential camp is located on Topsail Island in a modern retreat center, overlooking the Atlantic ocean to the east and the beautiful marshes of the intercoastal waterway to the west. We guarantee the best sunset views on the island!
Our summers are extremely fun, rewarding, and very busy so we look to hire self-directed, extroverted, and highly energetic team players. The most important quality that we search for in a team member is solid character coupled with a high degree of integrity. Applicants should also hold our mission statement of environmental conservation as a high personal value and want to make a positive impact.
No matter what your position at camp, you will get to make a difference in the lives of our campers. Staff should:
- Keep safety in mind, first and foremost
- Enjoy working and living as part of a team
- Joyfully share their passion and knowledge
- Have or be able to obtain Life Guarding certification and CPR/First Aid
- Take pride in being an ocean steward
- Be patient and caring with others
- Practice good surf etiquette
- Put campers first, while maintaining self-care
- Make WB Surf Camp fun!
Room and Board
We offer ocean view room and board in our amazing retreat facility, including meals and accommodations on your days off. Room types vary depending on position and include, shared, dorm, and private accommodations. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a modern restroom attached (flush plumbing, hot water shower, all the comforts of home.)
The commercial-grade kitchen serves up delicious made from scratch meals, served buffet style in the dining hall. Staff have access to camp-provided coffee and tea in the dining hall, as well as a separate staff-only kitchen in the staff lounge for storing snacks and drinks for time off. There are no fees or charges for housing, food, internet access, or initial set of uniforms. Staff must take personal laundry to a laundry mat during their time off, so a weekly cash stipend is included for laundry money.
- Ocean view summertime room/board for our overnight teams
- Industry leading pay
- Training and uniforms
- Free Rainbow sandals
- ProDeals on clothing, gear and equipment
- A dedicated administrative team to support your in-field efforts
- Steps from the beach and your next surf session all summer long!!
Getting Here and Getting Around
We can pick you up from the local airport (Wilmington NC) and shuttle you to your ocean view accommodations for the summer. You are also able to drive your own vehicle and park at camp, however parking is on a sandy lot not suitable for all vehicles. We will work with you on what ever form of transportation you take to get to and from camp. You will not be required to use your personal vehicle for work purposes. There is no public transportation on the island, however Uber and Lyft are available. Most staff carpool together when leaving campus.
If you are over 21 and have a US driver's license, we will train you to drive a 15 passenger van to transport campers on field trips.
Surf, SUP, Bike, Fish, Cook-Outs, Stargazing, Beach Bonfires! Your summer on the beautiful crystal coast of southeastern North Carolina awaits you! Visit downtown Wilmington NC or just hang out at the beach. Local restaurants, shops, and scenic nature areas are minutes away.
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.