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.


Pay, Dates & Benefits

Housing, meals, and numerous community Perks and Benefits are provided. Live in a cabin, yurt, or treehouse! Our meals are organic, locally-sourced and made fresh every day.

The pay for staff training & the main season is $4200, 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, and was offered as multiple accredited courses (valued at $5,500 each).

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education


Must be at least 19 years of age by June 1st, 2024
Must be available during our summer dates: from May 13th to August 11th, 2024
Ability to commit to 5-8 hours of pre-camp onboarding work (paperwork, videos, book clubs, readings, etc.) a week from when you are hired to when you arrive, and maintain open and prompt communication about that work

Preferred Skills:

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? 🙂

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 by email at [email protected].