Our Youth Development Counselors not only live and support the care of our campers in the cabin, but also fulfill the role of Activity Instructor during the day! At Ton-A-Wandah, we offer a variety of classes from aquatics to outdoor adventure, from the fine arts to martial arts. With the exception of one period off, our counselors teach 5, 50 minute classes a day. This fun and exciting schedule makes the time fly as staff step out of their comfort zone and teach new and exciting skills to many different campers.
During the hiring process, we will determine which one or two activities you might be best suited to lead or assist. By specalizing in the activities, it is an opportunity for our counselors to interact with a variety of campers from differing age groups.
Here is a link to further details of the traditions and daily life of camp.
We believe that it is important to rest and take time for oneself at TAW, our counselors have one hour off a day when they are off duty and are not required to fulfill any camp responsibilities during that time. Many of our counselors take this time to relax, join a class, call home, or just enjoy the outdoors and spend time outside playing.
Additionally, our counselors are assigned to an A, B, or C off schedules. Each week, our counselors receive a night off (approximately 6 hours) and a day (approximately 12 hours). Counselors are free to either stay on property and rest or go out and explore wonderful Western North Carolina.
We are surrounded by many natural beauties such as Devil’s Court House overlook, Pisgah National Forest, and Dupont State Forest. With many hikes, trails, and waterfalls, there is always something to do outdoors. We are also fortunate to have a lovely downtown area full of unique, local restaurants and local stores to pick up anything you may needed. Our camp is also not far from Brevard, Asheville, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina, where there is always live music playing and great shopping. We encourage all our staff to get out and explore as much as possible!