Overview

If you are seeking an extraordinary summer of personal and professional growth, welcome! We are seeking you, too!

Camp Augusta is an 80 acre, non-profit, residential summer camp nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, and we offer a one-of-a-kind experience for campers and staff alike. From zipline canopy tours to dinner dressed as pirates and jewelry-smithing to horseback rides through enchanted forests, the days at Augusta are always full of imagination, laughter, wish, wonder, and of course, surprise.

Wilderness Trip Coordinator:

With backpacking, rafting, climbing, and horse packing trips, the backcountry is an incredible and awe-some place of wonder and discovery for wilderness campers. The Wilderness Trips Coordinator serves as an informational center to our backcountry program, while providing emotional and logistical support to trip leaders. They facilitate trip leader training, pack out trips, participate in main-camp activities, provide main-camp trip support, and will go on a few trips themselves as the schedule and season allows. The WT Coordinator must have experience in backcountry planning and either have a Wilderness First Responder Certification or the ability to acquire one.

Wilderness Coordinator Skills:
– Exceptional logistical and emotional support skills, along with eagerness to support EQ growth and backcountry decision making with trip leaders
– Demonstrates a high level of written and verbal communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, and discretion in handling emotionally sensitive concerns
– Resourceful and proactive in helping trip leaders bring new ideas to the backcountry; checking in with each trip leader before and after trips; setting an example of excellence for all trip leaders
– Ability to train and scaffold skills necessary for navigation, safety, and group management in the backcountry
– Commitment to learning, embodying, and upholding all Camp Augusta leadership benchmarks through pre-camp work, staff training engagement, and ongoing attention throughout the summer
– Love for working with and teaching children in a safe, fun, and intentional manner
– Holds a Wilderness First Responder Certification, or has the ability to acquire one

Wilderness Coordinator Tasks:
– Teaches two activity blocks per day, and finds joy in variety, the opportunity to impart knowledge, and facilitating fun
– Prepare camper and trip documents for each session, and serves as a resource throughout the summer
– Is the primary contact for trips while they are in the backcountry, and is ready to give logistical, navigational, medical, and emotional support, either on the phone or in person.
– Preparing food, gear, trip itineraries, and medical supsupplies for upcoming trips
– Maintaining, repairing, and ordering supplies and gear
– Organizing in-camp wilderness opportunities

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

-Staff must be at least 19 years-old by June 2023.
-Availability to work from May 16 to Aug 12, 2023.

*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? 🙂

Application Instructions

Think you have what it takes to lead and learn with us this summer? Start by filling out our Interest Form (http://campaugusta.org/staff/staff-app/staff-interest-form/) or sending us an email at [email protected] You can also read more about us and our open positions on our website (www.campaugusta.org/staff/positions). We can’t wait to meet you!