Wilderness Trip Leader
Camp Augusta

Make A Difference At Camp Augusta

When you think of camp, you probably think of a lake, forest, simplicity, fun, and stunning beauty.


Wilderness Trip Leader

Camp Augusta
Nevada City, California
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 15, 2018)

Want to spend the summer in the deep woods, canoeing rivers, long horse treks, rock climbing, and more?  We’ve got some trips you might enjoy!  Must have experience with back country camping, working with children, and either have a WFR certification, or have the ability to obtain one.

We are a residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California that has a wilderness program for trips that vary from two days to two weeks throughout the summer. Wilderness Augusta trips are intentionally designed and facilitated outdoor adventures for children to make powerful, life-serving choices for themselves and others through challenging expeditions and in a skills-based learning environment. Our curriculum and itineraries focus on character development and outdoor leadership through environmental stewardship and awareness and outdoor living skills. We focus on a unique, intentional design of “success counseling” that allows counselors to address diverse learning styles, feelings and needs. We utilize powerful tools with campers such as: Challenge By Choice, Full Value Contract, 100% Responsibility, Compassionate communication and many other opportunities for the benefit of camper growth in mind, body and spirit. 


-You must be at least 19 years old

            (3 years older than oldest camper; average age of staff is 23/24)

            (It is not uncommon to have 29 year old counselors. 39 happens to!)

-Make sure this camp is right for you.  Read the entire staff experience section on our website (http://campaugusta.org/staff/experience/).  Read the PDF files contained there as well.

-Summer is from May 15th through August 11th

-If desired, there are pre-season family camps and school groups, starting in late April.  Later start dates are possible depending on skills.  Post summer work is available as well.

How to Apply

Drop us a note at applications@campaugusta.org and we'll get you started on the Application process!

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