Jobs at Camp

We are now hiring for the summer of 2022!

Camp Augusta is not your average summer camp. We seek high and low for folks who have a calling in life and want everyday to have dash of wish, a smattering of wonder, and a sprinkle of surprise. We start off with the longest staff training in the country, and put those skills and philosophies in action during each summer session. We are a community of 100 campers, 65 staff, 10 horses, and the occasional dragon exploring and learning together.
Interested in joining us? See more about our positions below, and fill out our interest form to start your journey to a land of wish, wonder and surprise!

Open Roles for the Summer of 2022 (see role descriptions further below!):

Counselor Village Leader Program Director
Master of Fun and Games Village Brain Operations Manager
Arts Director Village Hands Office Manager
Equestrian Director Kitchen Director Office Assistant
Challenge Course Director Kitchen Assistant Puppet Master


Counselors –  Discover the wish, wonder, and surprise of living with and supporting five campers in a cabin in the woods for the summer.  Learn more than you ever thought you could about relating to children in a manner that empowers their growth and independence.  Counselors will also serve as activity instructors and take the lead on maintenance for a few activity areas upon gaining experience.  All counselors teach activities, but you tell us which ones you’re most passionate about — there are over 150 choices, plus your creative additions. Here’s a link to our ACTIVITIES page to get a taste of what we have to offer!

We can teach you the activities that most spark your excitement and creativity.  And you can teach us if there are new activities that you would like to create here! Counselors are the heartbeat of camp.  Most counselors spend a session or two outside of the cabin as well, contributing to programming or other areas of interest. [Read More]

Lives and works in a small, playful community for one to two weeks at a time. The nurse cares for the daily needs of campers and staff: distributing medications, tending to small injuries and easing illness with wisdom and patience. The nurse also knows when a case is beyond the scope of their practice at camp and makes physician referrals accordingly. Nurses operate under their own license and must have one of the following credentials: RN, LVN, NP, PA, MD or Paramedic.

Equestrian Director:
Our equestrian program has a small herd of 10 horses. We teach a hybrid of English and Western riding 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 through the facilitation of horsemanship. Two Equestrian Co-Directors are hired and work together to develop and lead programming. 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. CHA certification (or ability to acquire) or 3+ years of group lesson teaching experience required. [Read More]

Kitchen Director: 
At Camp Augusta, we love food (fresh, organic, often local, from-scratch food) just as much as we love our community, and we’re seeking a Kitchen Director with a heart big enough to hold both. Simultaneously a leader and a follower, the Kitchen Director supports the Camp Augusta community by providing healthy, tasty meals to campers and staff throughout the summer.  They are responsible for planning and delivering 3 meals and one snack per day, along with managing the kitchen staff team (a kitchen manager and seven kitchen assistants). Their duties include cooking, food ordering, budgeting, inventory, ensuring health standards compliance, staff supervision and scheduling, and creating and documenting kitchen processes. The successful candidate has multiple years of cooking and supervisory experience in a professional cooking environment. ServSafe certification or the ability to become certified prior to beginning work are required.  [Read More]

Arts Director: 
The Arts Director is a jack of all crafty trades. They nurture the creative spirit of camp by bringing dozens of diverse art clinics to life for both campers and staff. From ordering and organizing supplies to training counselors to facilitate clinics, the Arts Director manages all aspects of arts programming. Their typical days include teaching clinics, preparing and maintaining supplies for clinics and other camp activities, and supporting counselors in their growth as clinic facilitators. Strong organizational and leadership skills are a must, and fresh ideas to keep our program evolving and exciting are always welcome! [Read More]

Village Brain (Program Director):
The ‘Brain’ is a vital part of happenings around camp each and every day, providing counselors and Village Leaders alike with the tools, support, and resources to make their whimsical imaginings a reality. Whether ensuring a cabin has the guide and materials necessary to trek through the mountains on a climbing day trip or supplying a ‘naturestone’ (what is that?) in time for the cabin activity in three hours, you live to juggle supply lists with an organized and seamless ease to keep various parts of camp in sync. Your time is spent split between spreadsheets/planning for camp as a whole, and providing administrative support to Village Leaders. A logistical whiz, you also have the opportunity to teach a few activity clinics each day, participate in camp wide games and help improve communication among the various camp realms. Other camps may know you as Program Director, but at Camp Augusta, you are our Village Brain. [Read More]

Challenge Course Lead:
Our high ropes elements, swings, climbing wall, bungee, and tree climbing elements provide adventurous and growth-oriented experiences for our campers. The ropes lead is tasked with managing and maintaining that challenge course. They are responsible for training course facilitators, performing and delegating regular element inspections, and keeping up-to-date safety logs and incident reports. They will communicate early and effectively with various camp staff and relate changes in standards and procedures to course facilitation staff. Must hold a Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner certification or have the ability to obtain one. [Read More]

Alternative Diet Chef: 
The Alternative Diet Chef has a passion for meeting the dietary needs of campers, staff and parents alike.  The AD Chef enjoys finding creative solutions to complex scenarios, where meals must accommodate a variety of allergies and dietary preferences. They hold to strong serve-safe practices and a refined awareness of possibilities for cross-contamination. The AD Chef also demonstrates a willingness to lead and participate in team-oriented leadership.  They are gifted in time management and menu planning as well as bringing creativity and beauty to food. [Read More]

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant:
The Office Manager is the main hub for communication between parents and camp. Their main responsibilities include answering phone calls and high volumes of email, organizing camper and staff paperwork, communicating with the bookkeeper, being the phone-voice of camp, using spreadsheets, and much more. This position helps create the possibility of camp magic in so many ways. In addition to their office duties, the Office Manager will teach one or two activities daily. A high level of customer service, multitasking ability, and attention to detail make a successful candidate. Availability in the pre and post-seasons is preferred. [Read More] 

Village Hands (Program Coordinator):
Bridging the gap between imagination and reality, the Village Hands is a leadership role whose goal is to make our many small and large programs possible. Pushing the limit beyond what campers can do at home or even at other camps, the Hands takes the visions of campers and counselors and makes each session an unforgettable experience. While we enjoy our ‘traditional’ camp programming such as storytelling, talent shows, and campfires, each week at Camp Augusta we also have over 100 unique activities that are planned only for that week. Through a combination of finding and repurposing our items on site (everything from spa supplies to a guillotine to a smoothie bike), juggling supply runs, and online-ordering, the Village Hands makes these activities happen! With the camp experience you already have, the knowledge gained from a 3.5 week staff training, as well as consistent feedback and support during the summer, the role is Village Hands is an amazing jump-off point for anyone looking to make the summer camp world a bigger part of their life.  [Read More]

Village Leader (Program Director):
This role is passionately devoted to being the support system for counselors.  Each village (4-5 cabins) has its own Village Leader (VL) responsible for overseeing the campers’ & staff experience, mainly within village life.  Village Leaders organize cabin activities, village activities and ensure that the needs of each camper and cabin are being met.  During two-week sessions, they work with the Program Directors and Masters of Fun and Games to cultivate magical worlds within weekend programming.  VLs are dedicated to upholding Augusta’s leadership standards by supporting and challenging counselors to grow and by being beacons of empathy and care within the camp community.  Village Leaders must possess excellent communication, grammar and organizational skills, as well as exceptional emotional intelligence.  Village Leaders teach approx. one activity a day. [Read More]

Kitchen Assistant: 
Passionately incorporates hands-on work into creating nourishing meals under the direction of the Kitchen Manager and Assistant Kitchen Manager.  This role focuses on the preparation and timely delivery of wholesome, delicious food to hungry campers and staff alike.  Experience working in a professional kitchen is valued, though not required. If you bring eagerness to learn, we will bring excitement to train you. Kitchen Assistants are also strongly encouraged to take part in camp clinics and evening programs to experience the magic of summer camp life. [Read More]

Master of Fun and Games (Program Coordinator):  
Magickeer extraordinaire wanted with a passion for making wish, wonder and surprise a reality.  Responsibilities include designing and organizing intricate Evening Programs and daily Playstations (Augusta’s version of camper’s choice).  The limits of what the MF&G can accomplish has yet to be seen!  This role requires heaping amounts of creativity, people and group management skills, and a organizational and critical mind. The MF&G will occasionally teach activities and may have the opportunity to be a cabin counselor at times throughout the summer. [Read More] 

Master of Operations (Operations Manager/Program Development):
Camp has many, many moving parts, and the Master of Operations (MOP) is just the person to fit them all together. Resources, programming supplies, vans, processes, and people – putting these resources together at the right place and right time makes our summer run smoothly, and the MOP is the spider at the center of that web. As our programs and site need constant upkeep, materials, and time dedicated toward them, the MOP will schedule the right person with the right task, and consistently find areas of camp that need order, function, ease, and smoothness.

Puppet Master (Program Director): 
Every day is different and presents a new puzzle. Finding joy in being at the center of a logistical whirlwind, the Puppet Master is the organizational epicenter of camp operations. They will organize the schedules of staff and campers alike while keeping track of many different logistical factors and are always seeking to extend the range of possibility. Must possess sharp logistical skills, comfort in navigating information on a computer (especially Excel), and will be willing to learn and add to a wealth of resources. This role requires flexibility and an attention to communication with counselors, activity leaders, and administration. A perfect plan may change at the whim of the weather and they will be confident a new plan can be crafted to suit the new needs of the situation. The Puppet Master is a skillful collaborator and seeks to create necessary order within our magical camp chaos.[Read More]

Program Director (Classic):
Responsible for overseeing the over 150 different clinic activities, and various other parts of our programming, the Program Director is an administrative role that combines a love of programming with staff management. During two-week sessions, the Program Director (PD) is responsible for working with Village Leaders and the Masters of Fun and Games (MFG) for weekend programming as well.  Must possess extraordinary logistical skills, keen people skills, creativity, be comfortable navigating a computer, a wealth of excellent program ideas, and have extensive camp experience. [Read More]

Wellness Counselor: 
The Wellness Counselor is an integral part of the Camp Augusta community. Summers at Augusta ask staff to challenge themselves in countless ways, and the Wellness Counselor is here to support staff through those challenges. Creating a safe space for staff to process their thoughts and feelings, the Wellness Counselor helps staff discover insight, balance and joy throughout their summer journey. They typically spend 6 hours per day in one-on-one sessions and occasionally facilitate group discussions. Education and experience in counseling and/or life coaching is essential to this position, as is the ability to take initiative in shaping this budding role. Registration and/or licensing as a counselor/therapist is not necessary. Supervision by an experienced, licensed therapist is provided. [Read More]

Wilderness Trips Leader: [Position Filled]
Want to spend the summer in the deep woods hiking, climbing, horse riding, and more? We’ve got some trips you might enjoy! Embark on one-week adventures with campers ages 12-17 to locations around Northern California while facilitating development in outdoor living skills, nature appreciation, and personal growth. Strong applicants enjoy working with children/teens, are calm in uncertain situations, are able to manage their own time/responsibilities, and are confident in their ability to contend with unique situations and problem solve in a backcountry setting. Trip Leaders must have experience in backcountry hiking/camping and either have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or the ability to acquire one. [Read More] 

Assistant Director: [Position Filled]
The assistant director is the driving force for the evolution of program development and effective support for all levels of staff to ensure the mission of Camp Augusta is infused into the experiences of staff and campers alike. This individual must maintain a critical yet supportive eye across multiple domains, and be able to gather, analyze and implement important big-picture context effectively to create sustained and measurable growth. This role includes management and development of people, processes and systems to an exceptional standard, with very little monitoring or guidance, and requires a self-motivated, proven leader with a very strong work ethic. [Read More]