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.
Equestrian positions offer between $6,000 and $10,000 depending on experience and responsibilities, as well as an all-expenses paid CHA certification if qualified (~$900 value). Summer dates run from May 13 – August 11th, and include freshly-prepared organic food and housing. Additional pay is available for pre and post season work. Applicants must be at least 20 by May 13th. Sometimes, the program is run with two equestrian directors, if the skills are matched/equivalent. Preference for applicants who can return for multiple summers.
CHA certification or 200 hours of teaching experience preferred. We are interested in helping the right candidate obtain an all-expenses paid CHA certification if it is needed.
Read the full description of this position on our dedicated Equestrian Director page:
Love of working with kids as compassionate and playful mentors
Creative, flexible, and collaborative
Horse sense; understands each horse, their temperament 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
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. Our small staff (65 total) are hired on wisdom and heart, and have the rare opportunity to bond deeply with other staff in a 3.5 week staff training prior to camp where we do and learn camp together. Staff also 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? 🙂