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Dates, Salary, Benefits, & Time Off


Keystone Camp staff members are paid the same starting salary per week for the 9-week camp season. This salary increases depending on qualifications, certifications, and experience. Room, board, and laundry are provided for the summer season. Workshops and training courses are available for specific activity areas. All staff are compensated $200 for the week long staff training.


Activity Specific Trainings

May 20 – May 30, 2024
We will let you know if you need to come during this time.

Staff Development Week

May 31 – June 7, 2024
All staff are required to attend this week of general training.

Lifeguard Training

May 27 - May 30, 2024
Optional training for those interested or needing recertification.

Camp Season

June 9 – August 9, 2024
We prefer all first year staff to work a full summer.


The salary that we offer is competitive within the summer camp job market and reflects the skills and experience that you bring with you. We will be able to calculate your salary once we receive and assess your application. Base salaries begin at $300 a week and increase according to experience and certifications. Accommodations, food, and laundry are all included so you have the potential to save most or all of your salary.

Time Off

During the course of your ten-week employment at camp you will have nine 24-hour breaks and nine evening breaks. 24’s run from 5:50 p.m. one day until 5:50 p.m. the following day. The evening leaves run from 5:50pm until midnight. We have a fully furnished living area, the Counselor’s Room, which is available to counselors during their time off.

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Other Staff Questions

Where is Keystone?

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, we are approximately one mile from downtown Brevard, population 7,000, and approximately 40 minutes from Asheville. We are lucky to be situated in an amazing location; Pisgah National Forest is only 15 minutes from our front gate. Needless to say, we take full advantage of our surrounding area.

Driving times from surrounding cities, to Keystone Camp, Brevard NC 28712:
From Charlotte, NC: 2 1/2 hours, West
From Atlanta, GA: 3 hours, Northeast
From Greenville, SC: 1 1/2 hours, Northwest

What are the campers like?

Our campers range from 6 to 15 years of age. Once they reach ninth grade they enter our Leadership, Aide, and Counselor-In-Training programs.

Living arrangements are divided into three grade groups: Elves (K-4th), Pixies (5th-6th), Dryads (7th-8th). Though they may live in groups according to their grade, their activities contain all ages. We encourage our girls to work and play with those both older and younger.