Staff

First off, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH to our 2017 staff!! It was a fantastic summer, and you made that possible. JT, Jenna, Leah W., Ben, Caitlin, Spencer, Caroline, Sarah Ann, Lindsey, Carson, Leah S., Austin, Janet, Jesse, Angie, Henry, Nate, Rebecca, Luke, Elizabeth S., Robert, Elizabeth W., Davon and Georgia, you are AWESOME!!

 

Secondly, interested in joining us for 2018?! Open positions and applications are listed below! Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2017. 

 

***IMPORTANT NOTES:

1- All positions can earn internship credits, (while still getting paid)!!

2- Compensations vary according to position and certifications, but all are competitive and include room and board.

 

CHOS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Do you consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast? Do you want to expand your leadership skills while teaching others how to love the outside world as well?? One of our most popular programs is the Camp Henry Outdoor School, or CHOS.  This is a wilderness expedition and leadership program for middle school and high school youth. The CHOS motto is “Learning to Appreciate God’s Creation Simply” and this program focuses on lightweight backpacking techniques, responsible backcountry travel, personal growth, and leadership training.  Rock climbing and whitewater rafting trips are also a part of every CHOS program. We are looking for a CHOS Assistant Director who is organized, energetic, has a strong background in and knowledge of wilderness expeditions. The CHOS Assistant Director will assist with staff training as well as with regular camp duties.  Most of your duties will be to plan and supervise expeditions, train and monitor instructors, communicate with parents, and report to the Camp Henry Director.  When not working with CHOS, the Assistant director will assist in the management of regular camp as well as adventure aspects of the programs, such as the Alpine Tower. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by June 5, 2018 have a clean driving record, experience with wilderness expedition programs/travel, and passionate about teaching participants safe, enjoyable, and responsible backcountry travel. The CHOS Assistant Director must have a current Wilderness First Responder certification at the minimum or be willing to complete this training prior to the summer of 2018. This is an amazing opportunity, and Assistant Director is compensated accordingly; room and board for the summer season included. Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Kathryn Florack at director.camphenry@gmail.com or to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805 to apply by December 15, 2017.

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

Is safety your thing? Are you the one with the first aid kit in your bag right now? Are you interested in gathering experience in the field of practical medicine in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings? Camp Henry is looking for a Nursing Assistant!  Every week, we have a new “volunteer” nurse (RN)/doctor on site. The Nursing Assistant’s primary role would be to assist the Camp Nurse/Doctor with their responsibilities (which mostly includes minor first aid and daily medications) as well as with their training, ensuring a seamless transition from week to week. In addition, the Nursing Assistant would be on call for emergencies when the Nurse/Doctor are not present. The Nursing Assistant should be organized, hard-working, familiar with technology, and fun loving! Applicants must be 18 years old by June 15, 2018 and maintain a CPR/First Aid certification or be willing to complete their training prior to the summer. Additional certifications such as WFR, CNA, Lifeguard, etc. strongly preferred, and compensation varies according to certifications. Safety is paramount, and the compensation reflects this, as well as includes room and board. If you are ready to have one of the most fulfilling jobs of your life while learning and practicing valuable skill sets, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Kathryn Florack at director.camphenry@gmail.com or to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805 to apply by December 15, 2017.

 

CHOS INSTRUCTORS

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to share your love and experience of outdoor adventures with the next generation? Do you want to get paid to have a life-changing summer, hiking, climbing, rafting, and camping? If so, Camp Henry is looking for instructors for our outdoor school! One of our most popular programs is the Camp Henry Outdoor School, or CHOS. This is a wilderness expedition and leadership program for middle school and high school youth with a focus on faith and spirituality.  Participants learn to plan for and travel safely and enjoyably in a wilderness setting before embarking on 2-3 night expedition into the wild.  Each CHOS group will spend a day rock climbing, a day whitewater rafting, and a multiple day backpacking trip.  We are seeking motivated, qualified, and responsible instructors for the summer.  CHOS instructors should have training and/or experience leading groups in a wilderness setting and must be 18 years or older by June 15, 2018 (21 or older strongly preferred).  Strong leadership, communication, and teamwork are a must.  A passion for and care of the wilderness is also a must.   Wilderness First Responder certification is mandatory; Camp Henry will pay/reimburse staff up to half the cost of this training if hired.  .  This is a very popular program, and the expectation of CHOS Instructors is high; your compensation reflects this.

Applications can be filled out online here and should be completed and postmarked no later than December 15, 2017. Applications can be filled out online or mailed to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805.

 

LAMP INSTRUCTORS

ADVENTURE, EXCITEMENT, GAMES, LAUGHTER, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, COMMUNITY!! If all of that sounds like something you are interested in, Camp Henry is the place for you. Camp Henry’s Leadership Adventure and Mission Program (or LAMP) is a unique opportunity for youth (10th-12th Grade) who are interested developing leadership skills, personal and spiritual growth and serving others.  LAMP Leaders should be responsible, self motivated, a passion for working with youth/young adults, be 18 years of age by June 25, 2018.  LAMP Leaders will be required to supervise participants in public, wilderness, and camp settings. LAMP Leaders must have CPR/First Aid Certification or be willing to complete this training prior to the summer. This is an amazing opportunity and LAMP Leaders will be compensated accordingly, room and board is included.

Applications can be filled out online here and should be completed and postmarked no later than December 15, 2017. Applications can be filled out online or mailed to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Are you creative? Love to come up with new games and ideas? Does playing games, wearing costumes, singing at the top of your lungs, dancing like there’s no tomorrow, and all the while, changing the lives of young people by offering them the unconditional love of God sound good to you?? Do you enjoy supporting your community and using your skills and talents to make the world a better place? Encouraged to let their creativity flow, the Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for organizing daily activities, programs and games for campers and for assisting in day to day operational tasks to help camp run efficiently. The Program Coordinator will also assist counselors with their campers when necessary. This is a great opportunity for those leaders out there who are organized and excited about creating special opportunities for others as well as former camp counselors who are ready for the next step in the camp career. The Program Coordinator needs to be responsible, ready and excited to work, creative, and observant. The Program Coordinator must be 18 years old by June 5, 2018 and must have CPR/First Aid Certification or be willing to complete this training prior to the summer. Additional certifications, such as Lifeguard, Ropes Course, WFA, preferred. This is an amazing opportunity, and the Program Coordinator will be compensated accordingly, room and board is included.  

Applications can be filled out online here and should be completed and postmarked no later than December 15, 2017. Applications can be filled out online or mailed to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805.

 

MEDIA SPECIALIST

Click, click, flash, WOW! Do you love to capture memories of laughter and love? We have all heard the phrase, a picture is worth a thousand words! But how much is a video worth?? Camp Henry is looking for a Media Specialist!! The Media Specialist helps our memories last a life time by creatively capturing them in film. And then utilizing images and videos of camp activities and members, the Media Specialist creates slideshows, social media posts and marketing materials, ensuring that the love and joy shared is never forgotten and shared with the world. We are looking for someone who is creative and organized and works well with little supervision. The Media Specialist must be 18 years old by June 15, 2018 and must have CPR/First Aid Certification or be willing to complete this training prior to the summer. Additional certifications, such as Lifeguard, Ropes Course, WFA, preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in marketing and photography.

This is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in marketing and photography, and the Media Specialist will be compensated accordingly; room and board is included. To apply, please send a resume, 3 references and a portfolio (including both videos and photos) of your work to the Camp Henry Director at director.camphenry@gmail.com or by mail to Camp Henry 900B CentrePark, Dr, Asheville, NC 28805. Applications are due by December 15, 2017.

COUNSELORS

What do you want to do this summer? Does playing games, wearing costumes, singing at the top of your lungs, dancing like there’s no tomorrow, and all the while, changing the lives of young people by offering them the unconditional love of God sound good to you?? Then you should apply to be a Camp Henry Counselor. Counselors’ primary duties consist of ensuring the physical and emotional safety of campers throughout daily activities and overnight in cabins. In a gorgeous setting, counselors are encouraged to let their creativity flow, as they are responsible for participating and organizing daily activities, programs, and games for campers with the help and assistance of the Director team. Counselors need to be responsible, open-minded, and considerate. Counselors must be 18 years old by June 5, 2018 and must have CPR/First Aid Certification or be willing to complete this training prior to the summer. Additional certifications, such as Lifeguard, Ropes Course, WFA, preferred. (Additional pay is available depending on the certification). This is an amazing opportunity, and counselors will be compensated accordingly, room and board is included.

Applications can be filled out online here and should be completed and postmarked no later than December 15, 2017. Applications can be filled out online or mailed to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805.

 

RETURNING STAFF

Had so much fun last year you want to come back? If you are applying for any position other than as a counselor, please apply as if you were a first time applicant (see directions above). 

For those of you awesome people who wish to apply to be a counselor, click here to apply. Applications can be filled out online or mailed to Camp Henry, 900 B CentrePark Dr, Asheville NC 28805 and must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2017.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Greetings! I am Jenna Sharrits, and I am extremely excited to serve as the Assistant Director once again!! I will be graduating from the University of North Carolina Asheville this May. Where I majored in Health and Wellness Promotion with a minor in Religious Studies and was the President for the Episcopal campus ministry at UNCA. I am currently the Youth Director at St. James Episcopal Church Black Mountain and enjoy working with kids! Some interesting facts about me include my favorite animal is a raccoon, I have run 5 half marathons (and counting), I enjoy matching and laughing with others, and lastly I would give my life for Camp Henry! I can’t wait to share a magical and fun summer with you at Camp!

 

DIRECTOR

Hi! My name is Kathryn Florack. I am completely grateful and happy to continue my second year  as the Camp Henry Director! I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and was blessed to spend the next few years working and exploring around the US. More recently, for roughly two years, I was the youth director at Ascension in Hickory, NC, which is where I live now. When I’m not hanging out with my family or playing Pocahontas (which involves running in the woods while singing ‘Just Around the Riverbend’), I focus on my big goals of saving the world and finding stardom on ‘Survivor’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Other interests include travel, friends and family, snowboarding, music, exclamation points, the enneagram, ultimate frisbee, push-ups, and being outside as much as possible. None of this would have been possible without Camp Henry and Lake Logan; I have had the unbelievable fortune of attending Camp Henry ever since I was eleven years old, and after many years, being a camper, counselor, associate director, I am so very honored and excited to continue this journey. Before I became the Director of Camp Henry, I also had the wonderful opportunity to work on the Conference Center side, working at Lake Logan during the non-summer months, which allowed me to share the spiritually “thin” place with people of all ages while enjoying the amazing property year round. This is a place that teaches you how to laugh so hard you cry, about the power of unconditional love, how to make friendships that last a lifetime, about the consequences of singing and playing all day, about the wonder of God, and how to appreciate all the beauty that life has to offer. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community. I can’t wait for you to join us! I look forward to going on this beautiful adventure with you all!