Do you enjoy facilitating safe, meaningful, and worthwhile experiences for kids and the occasional adult? Our high ropes elements, swings, climbing wall, bungee, and tree climbing elements provide adventurous and growth-oriented experiences for our campers. The challenge course lead is tasked with managing and maintaining that course. They are responsible for training course facilitators, performing and delegating regular element inspections, and keeping up-to-date safety logs and incident reports. Must hold a Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner certification or have the ability to obtain one – Camp Augusta will pay for the certification if you have more than 200 hours of experience!

But working at Camp Augusta doesn’t mean only focusing in one area. Every position is provided the time to develop in other activity areas such as arts, counseling, target sports, and game development. If you work here, you are a part of a community of dedicated and intentional people who look to learn and grow into greater versions of themselves.

We are a residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. We have six sessions during our season, 3 one week and 3 two week, with 90 campers (aged 8-16) each session. Our staff training begins on May 13th, and the main season runs through August 11th. Staff live onsite in cabins, yurts, and even a tree house! We provide fresh meals, organic and locally sourced. All staff must be 19 years or older by May 2024.

Dates & Benefits:

Housing and meals are provided. Live in a cabin, yurt or treehouse! Meals are organic, locally-sourced and made fresh every day.

Staff must be available to work from May 13 – August 11, 2024, but applicants who are available to work in the pre- and post season (April and September) will be shown preference. Staff training is 3.5 weeks long, followed by 9 weeks of main season camp. The pay for the period of work is $10,000-$15,000 depending on experience, with hourly ($15/hr) and group (around $135/day) work opportunities available to work pre and post season. This work consists of assisting with family camps and school groups before staff training (April and May) and after the summer (August and September).

The depth of training and ongoing professional support you will receive as a Camp Augusta staff member (in the realms of education, personal development and communication, and activity skills) can offer far-reaching benefits for many other parts of your life.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Development, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

Holds a Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner certification, or has the ability to obtain one
High level of awareness and confidence while facilitating, training, and inspecting challenge course elements
Able to confidently conduct challenge course and ropes rescues
Able to communicate with participants in a way that is in line with our values of challenge by choice
Able to communicate effectively with other roles at camp including our Director, Program Director, Master of O

Preferred Skills:

Great with kids
Able to juggle goslings (also open to partridges)
Confidence and good decision making skills at height
Familiar with various high ropes and challenge course elements and the gear associated with their faciliation

About Camp Augusta

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.

Are you up for the challenge? 🙂

Application Instructions

At Camp Augusta, we want to get to know you as a real human, not a set of numbers or boxes to fill out. Our application starts with you pondering on and answering 6 questions, the first of which is "Who are you?". If you are intrigued and delighted by this idea, please take some time to peruse our website, then submit an interest form here: https://campaugusta.org/staff/staff-app/staff-interest-form/ You can reach us at 530-265-3702 or [email protected] - we would love to chat!