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Are you seeking a fun internship for Summer 2024 or a part-time, year-round camp position? Considering a future career in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Education, Psychology, Speech or Occupational Therapy or Special Education? 

Camp Royall is an opportunity like no other!

Camp Royall Counselors play a vital role in creating a fun and safe environment for children and adults with autism to learn and grow. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of campers while gaining valuable experience.

“This camp has the best counselors and I really love the special attention that was given to me by my assigned counselor and all the others. Camp Royal has a way of making everyone feel special and I always have a good time. My counselor was very encouraging to me and my assigned buddy. I hope that someday I can be a camp counselor at Camp Royal and make someone feel as special as they make me.” 2023 young adult camper

We provide intensive training about autism and your role as counselor. Counselors assist campers in all aspects of self-care, including dressing, bathing, eating, grooming, toileting and other areas of daily living.

  • Summer 2024 runs May 21st, 2024 through August 9th, 2024 (see schedule below).  Both Residential and Day Counselor positions are available. 
  • Year-Round we are also seeking weekend Residential and Day Counselors.  We also have a few weeklong programs from September to April as well.  



Summer 2024 schedule:

  • Staff Training- May 21st-May 30th
  • First Half Summer (4 weeks)- June 6th-June 28th
  • Vacation Week- June 30th- July 5th
  • Second Half Summer (5 weeks)- July 7th- August 9th
  • End of Summer Celebration- August 10th


The Autism Society of North Carolina’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism, support their families, and educate communities. We strive to be the trusted partner for all people with autism as they lead independent, fulfilling lives and achieve their goals and dreams. Our support is always founded on respect and value for the unique individuals we serve. This is why we provide services that are tailored to their individual needs. Not only are we helping to improve their lives, but they are also improving ours!


Residential Counselors

  • must be 18 by the first day of camp
  • live onsite
  • are paid a weekly rate and provided with room and board for weeklong programs.  Weekend Mini Camp is paid an hourly wage.
  • may also rotate work as Night Duty Counselors during the program. This is in place of a daytime shift.
  • (Summer Only) are eligible for incentive pay based on experience, education, certifications and commitment

Day Counselors:

  • must be 17 by the first day of work
  • commute to camp daily
  • are paid hourly

All Camp Royall staff:

  • Demonstrate a desire and ability to learn about autism and approaches for managing the challenges associated with it.
  • Be accepting and respectful of those who think, behave, and interact differently.
  • Be patient, energetic, fun-loving, and hard-working.  A sense of humor doesn't hurt!
  • Be willing to put the needs of others before your own.
  • Be flexible while maintaining open and effective communication.
  • Be physically able and willing to maintain constant supervision of campers and to fulfill all responsibilities fully.

ASNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at ASNC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole