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Working at Camp Augusta is unlike any other experience in the world. Each day is jam packed full of growth, passion, silliness, celebration, magic, deep connection, and wonder. Staff have the opportunity to challenge themselves by  learning and teaching an astounding variety of activities, celebrating with campers as we test our own limits of what’s possible. We offer over 150 different activities, , from blacksmithing to high zip lines to ancient weaponry and crazy canoeing, and welcome your creative ideas and skills to develop even more.

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!

Our summer season runs from May 17 to Aug 13, 2022. Pre and post season work opportunities (Apr-May & Aug-Sept) are also available.

  • Master of Fun and Games (Program Coordinator)

    Camp Augusta

    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!

  • Office Manager

    Camp Augusta

    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.

  • Camp Counselor

    Camp Augusta

    If you are seeking an extraordinary summer of personal and professional growth, Camp Augusta could be the experience for you! People can have a job, a career, or a calling. Camp Augusta is looking for folks who have a calling. We are a 90 acre, non-profit, residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, and offer a one-of-a-kind experience for campers and staff alike. A summer in the woods with us is centered around two primary pillars:


    1. An incredible amount of FUN. Camp Augusta's engine runs on a potent fuel of imagination, creativity, intentionality, dreams, and saying 'yes'. From immersive, otherworldly all-camp programs to 150+ clinics from beekeeping to high ropes to ancient weaponry, to 7 closets of costumes and props to utilize, campers and staff work together to create unique experiences that are unmatched in innovation and adventure!


    2. Meaningful GROWTH. We are fully invested in supporting the development of empathy, self-confidence, independence, social skills, and creativity within all of our campers (ages 8-16). Staff will learn an enormous amount about living in community, transferable communication skills, time management, program development, and themselves throughout their time at Camp Augusta.

    If you are passionate about working with children in an intentional and compassionate community centered around empathy, communication, and play, we may be a great fit! Explore our diverse roles and find your next summer adventure here!

    Counselor positions offer $3400 for May 17 - August 13th (including room and board), with additional pay available for pre and post season work, and are open to all who will be at least 19 by May 17th.


     

    Start your summer by filling out our Interest Form today!

  • Village Leader (Unit Leader)

    Camp Augusta

    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!

  • Arts Director

    Camp Augusta

    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!

  • Riding Instructor / Equestrian Director

    Equestrian
    Camp Augusta

    The Augusta herd of 10 camp ponies are seeking a kind-hearted and playful human to foster children’s love of horses based on compassionate and confident communication. Our horses are a playful bunch who enjoy surprising campers by transforming into unicorns and helping the equestrian team with the occasional bandit heist. They love trail rides, spa days (also known as ‘horse care’ and ‘bubble baths’), and making sure that the humans at Augusta end every day with dirt-tan and hay-hair decor.

    We are seeking someone familiar with Western or English, who encourages soft hands and deep breaths while riding; someone to care for our horses' bumps and bruises (living in a herd comes with the occasional drama).

    Applicants must be 19 or older by the start of our season and able to be at Augusta between May 17th - August 13th. Post-season and year-round work is also a possibility! Food and housing are provided in addition to compensation. Pay is dependent on experience - ask us for more info! 

    Equestrian Skills:

    • Creative, flexible, and collaborative, joining a team to run and continue to create new lesson plans and program ideas
    • Horse sense; understands each horse, their temperament and strengths. They use this knowledge to utilize the herd daily and match horses to riders and activities
    • Anticipates and manages risk with relation to the herd and the campers. Maintains awareness of possible risks and ensures safety practices are followed
    • Love for working with and teaching children in a safe and playful way

    Equestrian Tasks:

    • Co-teach four lessons daily (a mix of western, English, and trail rides)
    • Collaborate on new lesson plans and program improvements
    • Oversee ordering of all supplies necessary for thorough care of the herd, including feed and medications
    • Manage health and safety of a small herd of horses for the duration of the summer, including feeding, cleaning, and basic medical care
    • Responsible for care and upkeep of all equestrian-related equipment, including ordering new gear as needed and approved
    • Pair horses and riders based on skills, size, and personality
    • Join in other Camp Augusta shenanigans such as evening programs and story experiences!
  • Master of Operations

    Camp Augusta

    Responsible for general oversight of areas of camp including the kitchen, health center, transportation, insurance, risk management, and much more. Must possess extraordinary logistical skills, keen people skills, creativity, be comfortable navigating a computer, and have extensive camp experience.

  • Challenge Course Lead

    Camp Augusta

    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.

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Kitchen
    Camp Augusta

    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.

     

  • Kitchen Director

    Camp Augusta

    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.

  • Office Administrative Assistant

    Office
    Camp Augusta

    The Office Administrative Assistant is a vital role within the office, which acts as 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, 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 Administrative Assistant 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.

    Office Administrative Assistant Skills:

    • Sees paperwork and organization as a central point to the successful running of a busy camp, and finds joy in these processes
    • Is happy about spending significant time on a phone and computer, and equally thrives on the opportunities available (usually twice a day) to teach activities to campers.
    • Is a logistical wizard and excellent communicator: knows how to use Excel, and adapts easily to other database software programs
    • Strong, friendly communication skills that embody Augustan values - written and verbal
    • Happy to work independently (self-directed), and also values teamwork and collaboration
    • Ability to focus on tasks with high productivity in a noisy, widely-used office environment

     

    Office Administrative Assistant Tasks:

    • Supports with the connection between parents and camp. As the first line of connection, the Office Administrative Assistant knows camp well, offers reassurance, is kind and firm regarding camp policy and defers specialized questions/requests to the necessary role
    • Works with the Office Manager to ensure Camper registrations are complete and paid for on time, Staff paperwork is all received on time, and is complete, with all background checks done before staff arrive
    • Supports in managing the camp store - will handle the organization, inventory, reordering and the finances of the store
    • Engages with the rest of the camp community to offer fun, memorable experiences even beyond the realm of the Office

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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