If you are interested in serving on our Summer Team, please follow the link to learn more about our summer opportunities. Opportunities include our Counseling staff, Camp Nurse, and Volunteers. 

Part-time Position

Do you like working outside?  Do you have a love for science and nature and sharing it with children? Camp Chestnut Ridge is looking for part-time seasonal employees to teach Outdoor Education programs to school-aged children.  Our programs are designed to meet science standards for the state of North Carolina. Facilitating team building activities with students is also available. Programs usually start in the morning and are completed by early afternoon (weekdays only).  Most programming occurs in the Fall and Spring.  No experience necessary, but you must have a love for nature, teaching and have plenty of enthusiasm.  Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center is located in the beautiful hills and forest of Efland, NC (just west of Chapel Hill).

Outdoor Educator

Part-time Position

Seeking reliable, experienced people to help create quality, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals for campers and retreat guests. Qualified applicants will have a desire work with whole foods, experience cooking for large quantities of people, and a positive attitude. Applicants must be hard-working, dependable, team players to work in this dynamic bustling kitchen. This position is part-time “as needed,” which includes a lot of weekends in the fall and spring, and possibly some shifts during the summer. Currently hiring on 3 levels: Shift Manager/Lead Cook; Assistant Cook, and Sanitation Specialist/Prep Cook.​ Weekend Availability Required.

Kitchen Team Member

This is a 12 month internship that will start in January 2022. $320 per week + housing, utilities, meals (when served to camp guests) This internship is focused on camping career development.  Key focus areas of learning include hospitality/retreat management, children/youth ministry and development, administrative management, event planning, program and partnership development, and ACA policy review. In this role, you will participate in and learn about all that happens in the non-summer seasons of camping ministry life.  This will include working with the After School program daily. You will also learn about designing programs and teaching staff effective leadership skills in relation to mission and goals.  Based on your skills and program design, you will play a leadership role for the summer camp season as well.  Interns will live in a Christian camp community which prays, worships, plays, and works with one another.  Additional mentoring from seasoned camp professionals will help prepare you for your career in camping or other ministry fields. 

Program Specialist


Part-time Position

Seeking energetic people who enjoy playing with children in an outdoor environment, and who want to be positive Christian role models in their life. Typical hours – Mon through Friday – 2:45 – 6pm. Prefer 18+, but will accept applications from anyone over 16. Pay increase applicants with a CDL.

Retreat Staff

Part-time Position

Camp Chestnut Ridge is looking for part-time seasonal employees to lead programs for retreat groups. Activities range from facilitating team building activities to lifeguarding, to working on our ropes course. Programs usually happen on Saturdays and Sundays, though weekday work is occasionally available too. Most programming occurs in the Fall and Spring.  No experience necessary, but you must have a love for the outdoors and for working with groups. 

Retreat positions are currently filled.
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Outdoor Education positions are currently filled.
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Seeking experienced horseback riders who put safety first and enjoy working with horses and children. Equestrian staff lead trail rides, horseback riding lessons, horse birthday parties, and assist with feeding the herd. Part-time. Flexible schedule.

To apply: email horses@campchestnutridge.org with your interest and explanation of your equestrian experience and skills.