Camp Augusta is not your average summer camp. We seek high and low for folks who have a calling in life… to make a genuine difference in the lives of children and their own; to pursue a variety of adventures that feed body, mind, heart, and soul; to work hard and play hard (especially when they are one and the same). We are a 90-acre non-profit residential camp nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California specializing in teaching emotional intelligence, aerial silks, fire spinning, positive communication techniques, high ropes elements, intentional community living, the fine art of oatmeal fights, and oh-so-much more. Camp Augusta has 1- and 2-week overnight sessions with 90 children (ages 8-16) onsite at a time.
Counseling is our primary passion and intention at Camp Augusta. As a summer counselor, you will work closely with 5 campers, honing your epic skills in creativity, compassion, and wonder for life with the mission of fostering life-changing experiences. After 3.5 weeks of paid staff training, you will be equipped with oodles of tools and information about effective behavior guidance, how to live and work in a tight-knit community of 60 staff, and how to teach an incredible array of activities.
A Note for 2021:We acknowledge these are unprecedented times and strive to prioritize health and safety of campers and staff so we can continue to bring wish, wonder, and surprise into children’s lives through magical days spent at summer camp. In response to the ongoing risks of COVID-19, we are taking steps to develop a comprehensive policy for summer operations. As part of this response, Camp Augusta will be a closed site for 2021. For staff, this means that all staff will be required to remain on-site all season including time-off with the exception of predetermined essential reasons. The overall experience of our staff is very important to us, and we remain confident that being a staff member at Camp Augusta provides one of the most worthwhile and life changing experiences in the camp world. If you would like to know more, we are happy to chat about details during the application process.
WE ARE SEEKING FOLKS WHO..
Are overjoyed to work closely with children for a summer and gain energy from time spent with kids
Have a foundation of emotional depth and intelligence and seek to grow and improve professionally and personally in life
Love to imagine wild possibilities, creative engagement with the world, and the ways to have the most fun... and are driven and organized enough to make some of it happen!
Are adventurers of the mind, heart, and world as a whole. Curiosity and a zeal f
Must be at least 19 years old by May 2021 (3 years older than our oldest campers)
Prior, meaningful work with children. Our campers are between 8-16
Some life experience is very helpful (work, independent travel, anything that demonstrates your resourcefulness and ability to get things done on your own)
We prefer folks who are able to return for at least a second summer
Ability and willingness to work at a sustained, high-energy pace for extended time (seriously, how's your energy level?)
About Camp Augusta
When in your life has your work asked you to have an oatmeal fight, transform into a dragon, search your soul and encourage soul searching for others? Working at Augusta is an experience unlike any other. Our days are beautiful, demanding, inspiring, educational, hilarious, frustrating, silly, surprising, intimate, active and most importantly, full of opportunity. Our staff have ample opportunities to develop themselves personally and professionally. In our 3.5 week staff training and throughout the summer, staff can learn and practice progressive models of child development and counseling, communication techniques like clean communication and Nonviolent Communication, diverse leadership styles as well as how to live in a tight-knit community. Come with an open-mind, a trusting-heart and plenty of ambition, and leave with a soul on fire!
Are you up for the challenge? 🙂