Garden Interns

We are no longer hiring for 2014.

The Camp Celo farm is an integral part of our camp program. In addition to providing a beautiful setting for the camp and producing much of our food, the farm provides campers with an opportunity to participate in a working farm. It includes 16 acres made up of woods, pasture and a large organic vegetable and flower garden. We also keep goats, cows, rabbits, guinea pigs, and chickens. Our garden produces blueberries, raspberries, sweet corn, salad greens, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, squash, potatoes, beans, peas and more.

Garden Interns should bring an appreciation for hard work and a desire to make our gardens as beautiful and productive as possible. Part of the job is also sharing the garden with the campers and helping them to learn to enjoy it. Interns can expect to take a central role in transforming the garden into a place of creativity and inspiration, which may include painting signs, designing engaging activities, and fostering a community dynamic within the garden.

Rustic housing will be provided in our cabin tents with nearby bath and laundry facilities. A kitchen will be provided until the camp season starts in June, then meals will be provided in the camp dining room.

The job starts in the spring and involves work in the greenhouse, preparing soil, setting out seeds & plants and weeding and maintaining the organic vegetable and flower gardens for our camp. The ability to work as a team member is important as is the ability to work independently. There would be opportunity to learn to operate some power equipment such as mowers and rototiller with the possibility of some tractor work. Work with animals is optional.

No previous experience is required. You will work 30 hours per week to allow you some time to yourself and a chance to get to know other folks in our intentional community. A stipend of $150 per month is provided to cover living expenses beyond room and board.

For more information contact Gib Barrus or Drew Perrin at campcelo@gmail.com or (828) 675-4323 or write us at

Camp Celo Gardens
775 Hannah Branch Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

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