Dearest Village Leader,
Oh, how my heart wishes you were here in the Northern California woodlands already. With your confident demeanor, zany playfulness and inspiring support, you ensure that the counselors in your care bring the magic of Camp Augusta to the excited campers. I long for the moments in which your weekend village programs create new worlds in the wilderness, or when you sit quietly with a homesick child, working through their grief using the many skills you developed during our three-week staff training. I can still hear the echoes of your costumed special wake-ups, and the heartbeat of your love of our consensus based, intentional speech loving, flat-hierarchy community. The position is more challenging than most Assistant Director jobs, but that challenge offers a forge for growth and joy, despite the intensity. I remember the times we chatted about our 1:2 staff/camper ratio, and your love of our 150 unique clinics. I yearn to hear more of your life through our application process: a simple yet profound set of six questions. Our community this summer cannot be complete without you!
We aim to give children the experience of living without many of the modern conveniences that are present in their everyday lives. They get the chance to experience living in an open-air cabin without electricity. We offer a variety of activities that they may not have tried or even seen before: silk batik, shibori, wood burning, poi and staff spinning, high and low ropes, and horseback riding to name a few. There is a great deal of information on our website regarding the philosophy of camp and the activities we offer. If you are interested in Camp Augusta, please look those over carefully.
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.
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 18th, and the main season runs through August 14th. 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 2021.
-Staff must be at least 19 years-old by June 2021.
-Availability to work from May 18 to Aug 14, 2021
*Pre and post summer work opportunities (Apr-May & Aug-Sep) are also available.
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? 🙂