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Working at Camp Augusta is an experience like none other! Live in an open-air cabin, platform tent, treehouse or yurt. Enjoy delicious, organic, handmade meals; an incredible array of activities and character-driven games; and meaningful opportunities to learn about and understand child development in the most fun ways imaginable.

Our summer season runs from May 14 to Aug 10, 2019. Pre and post season work opportunities (Apr-May & Aug-Sept) are also available.

  • Counselor

    California

    Discover the wish, wonder, and surprise of living with and supporting five campers in a cabin in the woods for the summer.  Learn more than you ever thought you could about relating to children in a manner that empowers their growth and independence.  Counselors will also serve as activity instructors and take the lead on maintenance for a few activity areas upon gaining experience.  All counselors teach activities, but you tell us which ones you’re most passionate about — there are over 150 choices, plus your creative additions. Here’s a link to our ACTIVITIES page to get a taste of what we have to offer!

    We can teach you the activities that most spark your excitement and creativity.  And you can teach us if there are new activities that you would like to create here! Counselors are the heartbeat of camp.  Most counselors spend a session or two outside of the cabin as well, contributing to programming or other areas of interest.

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  • Village Leader

    California

    Village Leaders are passionately devoted to being the support system for counselors.  Each village (4-5 cabins) has its own Village Leader, and you are dedicated to overseeing and supporting the experience of each camper & counselor in your Village.  You masterfully organize cabin activities, village activities, and ensure the needs of both campers and staff are met. During two-week sessions, you work with the Program Directors and the Masters of Fun and Games to cultivate magical worlds within the weekend programming. You are committed to upholding Augusta’s leadership standards, by supporting and challenging counselors to grow, while acting as beacons of empathy and care within the camp community. You possess excellent communication, grammar and organizational skills, and exceptional emotional intelligence. If it’s clear that we’re talking about you here, please get in touch and find out what life changing fun, challenge, and growth awaits you this summer!

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  • Arts Director

    California

    The Arts Director is  a jack of all crafty trades. They nurture the creative spirit of camp by bringing dozens of diverse art clinics to life for both campers and staff. From ordering and organizing supplies to training counselors to facilitate clinics, the Arts Director manages all aspects of arts programming. Their typical days include: teaching a clinic, preparing, ordering and maintaining supplies for clinics to run, balancing the budget, teaching and supporting counselors in their growth as  facilitators and many other tasks. Strong organizational and leadership skills are a must, and fresh ideas to keep our program evolving and exciting are always welcome!

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  • Equestrian Director

    California

    Camp Augusta’s equestrian program is small, including a herd of 10 horses. We teach a hybrid of English and Western and offer trail rides, horse care, and basic arena work. The goal of the equestrian program is to teach campers not just to ride but to love horses too, and to create an environment where campers can have fun and build self-confidence through the facilitation of horsemanship.

    The Equestrian Director leads program development working alongside the Assistant Equestrian Director. In addition to running our program they are responsible for feeding & mucking as well as general herd maintenance. This role benefits from a person with a stable temperament who is able to adapt their experience, teaching style, and philosophies to camp and can provide their insight while being open to collaboration. When not horsing around, EQ staff will participate in camp programs, evening programs, and supply camp magic. Applicants must be 19 or older by May 2019, and have a CHA certification (or ability to acquire) or 3+ years of group lesson teaching experience. Sometimes, the program is run with two equestrian directors, if the skills are matched/equivalent. Preference for applicants who can return for multiple summers.

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  • Wilderness Trip Leader

    California

    Want to spend the summer in the deep woods hiking, climbing, horse riding, and more? We’ve got some trips you might enjoy! Embark on one-week adventures with campers ages 12-17 to locations around Northern California while facilitating development in outdoor living skills, nature appreciation, and personal growth. Strong applicants enjoy working with children/teens, are calm in uncertain situations, are able to manage their own time/responsibilities, and are confident in their ability to contend with unique situations and problem solve in a backcountry setting. Trip Leaders must have experience in backcountry hiking/camping and either have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or the ability to acquire one.

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  • Kitchen Assistant

    California

    Passionately incorporates hands-on work into creating nourishing meals under the direction of the Kitchen Manager and Assistant Kitchen Manager.  This role focuses on the preparation and timely delivery of wholesome, delicious food to hungry campers and staff alike. Experience working in a professional kitchen is valued, though not required. If you bring eagerness to learn, we will bring excitement to train you. Kitchen Assistants are also strongly encouraged to take part in camp clinics and evening programs to experience the magic of summer camp life.

     

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  • Kitchen Director

    California

    At Camp Augusta, we love food (fresh, organic, often local, from-scratch food) just as much as we love our community, and we’re seeking a Kitchen Director with a heart big enough to hold both. Simultaneously a leader and a follower, the Kitchen Director supports the Camp Augusta community by providing healthy, tasty meals to campers and staff throughout the summer.  They are responsible for planning and delivering 3 meals and one snack per day, along with managing the kitchen staff team (a kitchen manager and seven kitchen assistants). Their duties include cooking, food ordering, budgeting, inventory, ensuring health standards compliance, staff supervision and scheduling, and creating and documenting kitchen processes. The successful candidate has multiple years of cooking and supervisory experience in a professional cooking environment. ServSafe certification or the ability to become certified prior to beginning work are required.

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  • Wilderness Trip Coordinator

    California

    With backpacking, rafting, climbing, and horse packing trips, the backcountry is an incredible and awe-some place of wonder and discovery for wilderness campers. The Wilderness Trips Coordinator serves as an informational center to our backcountry program, while providing emotional and logistical support to trip leaders. They facilitate trip leader training, pack out trips, participate in main-camp activities, provide main-camp trip support, and will go on a few trips themselves as the schedule and season allows. The WT Coordinator must have experience in backcountry planning and either have a Wilderness First Responder Certification or the ability to acquire one.

     

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  • Puppet Master

    California

    Every day is different and presents a new puzzle. Finding joy in being at the center of a logistical whirlwind, the Puppet Master is the organizational epicenter of camp operations. They will organize the schedules of staff and campers alike while keeping track of many different logistical factors and are always seeking to extend the range of possibility. Must possess sharp logistical skills, comfort in navigating information on a computer (especially Excel), and will be willing to learn and add to a wealth of resources. This role requires flexibility and an attention to communication with counselors, activity leaders, and administration. A perfect plan may change at the whim of the weather and they will be confident a new plan can be crafted to suit the new needs of the situation. The Puppet Master is a skillful collaborator and seeks to create necessary order within our magical camp chaos.

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  • Office Manager

    California

    The Office Manager is the main hub for communication between parents and camp. Their main responsibilities include answering phone calls and high volumes of email, organizing camper and staff paperwork, communicating with the bookkeeper, being the phone-voice of camp, using spreadsheets, and much more. This position helps create the possibility of camp magic in so many ways. In addition to their office duties, the Office Manager will teach one or two activities daily. A high level of customer service, multitasking ability, and attention to detail make a successful candidate. Availability in the pre and post-seasons is preferred.

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  • Challenge Course Lead

    California

    Our high ropes elements, swings, climbing wall, bungee, and tree climbing elements provide adventurous and growth-oriented experiences for our campers. The ropes lead is tasked with managing and maintaining that challenge course. They are responsible for training course facilitators, performing and delegating regular element inspections, and maintaining updated safety logs and incident reports. They will communicate early and effectively with various camp staff and relate changes in standards and procedures to course facilitation staff. Must hold a Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner certification or have the ability to obtain one.

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  • Master of Fun and Games

    California

    WANTED, ALIVE:

    Magickeer Extraordinaire, for the Banishing of Monotony and the Fulfillment of Wishes

     

    DESCRIPTION:

    A part of Camp Augusta’s imagination team, the Masters of Fun and Games are responsible for imagining, organizing, and creating novel interactive stories and games of legendary proportions. Prop wizards, design extraordinaires, and planning masterminds, they are often seen tinkering and scheming in their workshop, outfitting counselors and campers with costumes and disguises, and facilitating massive hours-long interactive games. As organizational and logistical gurus, they have single-handedly brought down boredom, defeated maniacal fun-sponges, and interrupted monotony’s dastardly plans. If not stopped, they will continue to skillfully organize camp wide fun, invent escape rooms, and be an integral member of the Camp Augusta community. The MFG was last seen wearing a wizard’s robes, bursting out of their workshop throwing oatmeal and dodgeballs at anyone in range, and sharing the prophesied arrival of dragons and an upcoming mech-battle smackdown.

     

    REWARD; To anyone able to present, alive, a Master of Fun and Games we offer:

    Joy, Laughter, and plenty of fun fodder - 3.5 weeks of staff training focused on child development and communication, a tightly knit community that loves play, and a summer living in a treehouse, platform tent, or tiny house! Organic and freshly made food provided (with copious amounts of oatmeal reserved for throwing).


    For more info, see posted information on Evening Programs, Playstations, Story Experiences, and more!

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How to Apply

Think you have what it takes to lead and learn with us this summer?

Start by filling out our Interest Form or sending us an email at applications@campaugusta.org.

You can also read more about us and our open positions on our website. We can’t wait to meet you!


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