Share the Outdoor Lifestyle

Imagine starting a week with nervous students who have never paddled a kayak and watching them confidently run Nantahala Falls a few days later. Or imagine dazzling a camp full of skeptical kids with the beauty of a pristine river gorge. Or imagine the rush of an epic zip line. The exuberant reactions of fired-up guests enjoying the outdoors make every day gratifying and successful for NOC guides.

For many NOC employees the fun keeps going after-hours. Working at NOC means that you’ll meet other adventure lovers eager to get out and explore the outdoors. And NOC staff housing provides a great place to meet and socialize with your colleagues. Expect games, casual sports, cookouts, music and even themed events to occupy your leisure hours in staff housing.

Work Hard to Play Hard

Guide rafting trips, lead zip line excursions, sell the best outdoor gear and equipment and keep guests fueled up for adventure. Work at NOC is as rewarding and engaging as play.

NOC’s Employee Perks Make it Easy to Explore

• Save Big on Kayaking and Wilderness Medicine Instruction
• Enjoy Whitewater Rafting and Zip Line Discounts for You and Your Family
• Qualify for Wholesale-Level Pricing on Top-Notch Outdoor Gear and Equipment
• Free Admission to Dollywood, Biltmore Estate, Ripley’s Aquarium and other Area Attractions.

Need a place to stay? No problem.

NOC offers many different options for staff in order to make working for NOC as affordable as possible
• Affordable housing is available at all whitewater rafting locations.
• Staff meal plans are available to staff living on and off campus.
• Restaurant and store discounts are given to all employees.
• Supplemental insurance options are available for those who are interested.

NOC’s Core Values:
Lead by Example • Service Before Self • Do the Right Thing
Work Hard/Play Hard • Make it Happen