Contact, Directions, and Hiring

 

Blue Ridge Field Camp

Blue Ridge Field Camp, which shares its home with  Blue Ridge Swim Club, is located at 1275 Owensville Rd.

From Charlottesville, take 250 west to Ivy, and make a right on Owensville Rd (beside Duner’s). Camp is on the right just past Holkham Drive and well before you would reach Meriwether Lewis Elementary School.

Camp Albemarle

To get to Camp Albemarle (1675 4-H Way), take Barracks Rd/Garth Rd west toward the mountains. Go past Foxfield and then just past Hunt Country Store, make a right onto Free Union Rd (Rt 601). After another 2 miles, and after crossing the Mechums River, you’ll see 4-H Way and Camp Albemarle on the left, just before crossing the Moormans River. The Camp is the only site on the road.

Are you interested in working with us?

If you would enjoy being outdoors and working with engaged kids, please apply.  Most of our counselors return year-to-year, but we always need a few positions filled in order to complete our staff.  These seasonal positions start at the end of May and extend through mid-August (and we are flexible about weeks off in the summer).  Email Todd Barnett at toddhbarnett@gmail.com with any questions. 

Adventure Group Leader

  • Hours for position are weekdays 9 to 4 with regular overnights including some week-long backpacking trips, May 30th through mid-August (12 weeks total) 
  • Candidate must:
    • Be 21 and over
    • Have experience in working with children
    • Have experience in leadership in outdoors settings
  • Responsibilities include 
    • Providing recreational leadership for children ages 11-16
    • Organizing activities supporting trips (inc. the AT, Dolly Sods, James River)
    • Driving a van with campers
    • Appreciating and supporting unique camp culture
  • Pay up to $6000/summer or more depending on qualifications.

 

Senior Counselor

  • Hours for position are weekdays 9 to 4 with overnights Thursday evening, May 30th through mid-August (12 weeks total) 
  • Candidate must:
    • Be 21 and over
    • Have experience in working with children
  • Responsibilities include 
    • Providing recreational leadership for children ages 6-16
    • Organizing activities
    • Appreciating and supporting unique camp culture
  • Pay starting at $500/week.

 

Chef

  • Hours for position are weekday mornings, M-F, from May 30th through mid-August (12 weeks total) with meals prepared by 11:30, and added time for planning and purchasing (approximately 20 hours per week).
  • Candidate must:
    • Be 21 and over
    • Be kind and considerate with staff
    • Have Safeserv certification
  • Responsibilities include 
    • Planning 5-7 weekly meals, generally for 80 children and 20 adults
    • Be attentive to dietary concerns and allergies
    • Making purchases and keeping kitchen well stocked
    • Maintaining clean and orderly kitchen
    • On-time delivery of meals
    • Maintain records of purchases
  • Pay is $500/week or approximately $25/hour.

 

Bus driver

  • Hours for position will depend on candidate’s availability, but ideally would include shuttle runs weekday morning and afternoons and occasional trips during the day.
  • Candidate must:
    • Be 21 and over 
    • Have a valid CDL and a clean driving record
    • Willing to drive a truck and trailer (training provided)
    • Be able to lift 75 pounds
    • Have an interest in working around children
  • Responsibilities to include:
    • Regular bus inspections
    • Being timely in arriving at shuttle stops
    • Providing safe transportation for campers
    • Driving a truck and trailer and sometimes backing those up
  •  Pay is $15 to $20/hour.  

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the email or physical addresses below.  We generally draw counselors from our long-term camp population, but new faces are welcome, particularly when they can bring experience, expertise, and certifications from outdoors activities and safety organizations.  Let us know you are interested!

 

Contact Info

For more information about Field Camp, please contact Todd Barnett.

Address

Blue Ridge Field Camp
P.O. Box 112
Ivy, VA 22945

Email

toddhbarnett@gmail.com

Phone

(434) 242-6894