Come Work with Us!

Camp Bells Bend Beaman
Nashville Sail Camp
Team Leadership Adventure
Mountain Bike Camp

Make lifelong memories, work outdoors, and play hard!

Being a Camp Counselor is one of the best summer jobs you can have.  It’s fun and builds 21st Century Skills for employment!

Will you be in Nashville this June, July and early August?  Are you looking for a summer job where you can help children appreciate nature?  Do you like to work outside in the best parks in Nashville?  This is your chance to make lifelong memories, work outdoors, and play hard!

Leadership Academy has started the search to create a team of energetic, fun, reliable staff for 2021!

Counselors will have the opportunity to work at Camp at Warner ParkCamp Bells Bend Beaman, Nashville Sail Camp, Teen Leadership Adventure, and Mountain Bike Camp!

This traditional way to spend the summer has been known to change lives. Leadership Academy will provide you with training and skills to work with children of all ages, encouraging imaginative play, team building, and leadership.  We are excited to create a unique team that will be able to help campers enhance play and exploration to increase their creativity, confidence, and social intelligence!

Working at camp is one of the most life-impacting internships in the world. Counselors say they gain skills in communication, solving complex problems, confidence and say that they became the best version of themselves through working at camp.

Staff Training is June 1-4, 2021

Our Mission: We believe that helping children connect with nature and each other increases their confidence, creativity, social intelligence, and grit.

Perks: Our camp staff LOVE their jobs! It is more than playing with children outside, and gaining soft skills like critical-thinking, relational dynamics, collaboration, and resilience that employers are looking for. Our staff make friends and have fun too!

  • Have nights and weekend off
  • Organized weekly staff outings, just for fun
  • Free staff shirt
  • Potential for bonuses
  • Free coffee and snacks at some of our camps
  • Be active and outdoors!

Leadership Academy LLC is an equal opportunity employer who prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Available Positions:

Leadership Academy seeks a year-round Day Camp Director. The Camp Director will play a central role in all aspects of camp, including business operations, parent communication, camper registration, staff recruitment, training, and supervision, program planning, and more. Successful candidates will be personable, hard-working, self-starting, organized, and have strong relationship and communication skills.  The director must be a team player that is ready to jump in wherever needed to deliver excellent programs.

This year-round position is mostly remote work, September-April (15-35 hours/week), and must be on-site in Nashville, TN for twelve weeks, May 24-August 13.

Hourly wage is $16-21/hour depending on qualifications, with overtime pay at a time and a half. A desire to build a career in summer camp is preferred.

At Leadership Academy, our Camp Counselors facilitate a camp program that connects children with nature, fosters an attitude of conservation and a sense of belonging and friendship that keeps our campers coming back year after year.

With direct supervision from the Camp Director, Camp Counselors will be responsible for providing programming and a safe environment for a group of 8-12 campers. They will provide leadership and supervision to the campers as well as follow camp rules and risk management procedures to keep campers safe.

Our Camp Counselors have a reputation for being kind, caring, and personable. We take time to make each camper feel a sense of belonging at our camp and in the outdoors.

Staff training begins May 26.

For the job description, click HERE!

Starting $7.70/hour

At Teen Leadership Adventure, we aim to equip those who want to be leaders in their communities with tools, ideas, and skills to impact the world around them. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Program Leader will be directly responsible for providing supervision and a safe environment for a group of 6-8 teen leaders.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Lead teen leaders through their daily schedule
  • Be a role model of leadership skills
  • Facilitate mentor-mentee relationships with teen leaders and camp counselors
  • Support, encourage, and coach teen leaders in the program to demonstrate their skills
  • Develop specific program attributes to meet the needs of the teen leaders, including outdoor skills, public speaking, experience working with younger campers, service projects, and more
  • Oversee the daily operation of the summer day camp including program, camper and staff supervision, and customer service.
  • Design, deliver and evaluate a camp program that connects children with nature, fosters an attitude of conservation, and ensures their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with program participants, family members, and staff; Ensure high-quality customer service for parents and campers.

Starting $11.50/hour

  • Under the direction of the lead instructor, the counselor will be directly responsible for providing supervision and a safe environment for a group of 8-14 campers.
  • Must be comfortable on a mountain bike, comfortable teaching and guiding children on the bicycles as needed.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the campers, demonstrating safe riding skills
  • Follow camp rules and risk management procedures to keep campers safe.
  • Counselors lead by example to promote a connection with nature and the sport of mountain biking

For more information on our job description, click HERE!


  • Counselor $8/hour
  • Instructor $10/hour

Our instructors must have US Sailing Certifications, CPR, First Aid, and state valid Boater’s License.

Instructors develop and deliver sailing instruction, lesson plans, supervision, and leadership for a group of 10-15 campers and 1-2 staff members to create a safe, fun, and educational environment for youth ages 6-16.

They will provide coaching and feedback to campers throughout skill session including land and on the water while being encouraging and positive.

We believe sailing is a lifetime sport and instructors should be lead by example.

For more information on our job description, click HERE!

Starting $10/hour

Assist indirectly supervising a group of 10-15 campers between ages 7-17. Working under the direction of an Instructor, the Junior Counselor works to create a safe and fun educational environment.

  • Focus on camper engagement, helping them make friends, boosting confidence, and having fun!
  • Assist in teaching sailing curriculum, especially on land lessons, on the water coaching, and sailing in boats with campers

For more information on our job description, click HERE!

Starting $8/hour

The Program Assistant will assist in various administrative tasks, provide program support for counselors, takes photos daily and post to the camp’s social media and other platforms.

For the full job description, click HERE!

Starting $7.70/hour


Basic requirements: All positions

  • Must enjoy working with children and being in the outdoors.
  • Must have experience supervising children and provide references.
  • Must have CPR and First Aid training from a nationally recognized agency before staff training.

Additional requirements: Camp Directors and Program Assistant ONLY

  • Must be proficient in computer skills and related word processing, data management, and internet computer software including social networking sites.

Additional requirements: Mountain Bike Camp Counselor ONLY

  • Must have experience Mountain Bike Riding; be familiar with the construction of a bicycle.

Additional requirements: Sailing Instructor ONLY

  • 1-2 years sailing experience
  • Prefer sailing certification prior to first day of camp.

Staff training for all positions will be June 1-4, 2021
(Sail Camp counselors June 1-5)

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If you have any questions about application, call us at 615-856-4772 or contact us