Jobs At Augusta

We are hiring for the 2024 Summer Season! Interested? 

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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.
Additionally, working with us for the summer contains many Perks and Benefits that you wouldn’t expect from a job – check it out!
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!

Our Counselors:
Discover the wish, wonder, and surprise of living with and supporting five campers in a cabin in the woods in the summer. Learn more than you ever thought you could about relating to children in a manner that empowers their growth and independence. Get trained in your choice of our 150 ACTIVITIES (see which ones stick out to you!) and instruct & lead those in the summer. Bring your own ideas, skills, passions, and personality to our community in the role that does it all.

At Augusta, you’ll be

  • All covered – with no summer expenses, truly nourishing food, and lots of perks, you’ll walk away with your entire salary
  • Trained well – 3.5 weeks of staff training practicing academically based methods of mentorship and learning camp by doing camp with each other
  • Supported personally – a 1:8 manager to counselor ratio with extensive check-ins, numerous support staff, and direct feedback processes
  • Supported professionally – opportunities for in-summer training programs to take on a new role the following year, as well as external trainings and certifications to bring further skills to camp

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. Check out our counselor page to learn more about the schedule and opportunities of counseling with us. [More Position Info!]

Program Directors

Village Program Leader – Village Hands: 
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/Counselor Manager – Village Hearts: 
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. [More Position Info]

Village Coordinator – Village Brains  (position filled)
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 fulfilling a request for a ‘bloodstone’ (what is that?) in time for a cabin activity in three hours, you live to juggle supply lists with 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]

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.

Master of Fun and Games (Program Coordinator/Director):
During the summer the bulk of our games, programs, and events are organized and executed by a team of three ‘Masters of Fun and Games’, or MFGs. Often having a wealth of camp experience from either Augusta or other camps, this team works together to make our Evening Programs, Playstations, and Story Experiences a reality for campers. This role is for someone who has a passion for incredible camp programming, game design, frivolity, immersive experiences, LARPing, narrative storytelling, and collaborative creation. And for anyone who already has experience at another camp and is looking for an amazing position to step into while learning about our camp’s processes and programs, this is a great place to continue your summer camp journey. [More Position Info!]

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! [More Position Info!]

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. [More Position Info!]

Ropes 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. [More Position Info!]

Puppet Master (Program Coordinator): 
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 – Administrative: 
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]

Assistant Director:
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] 

Wilderness Director:
The Wilderness Director takes ownership starting in December or January for our summer wilderness programs: recruits campers and liaises with parents, organizes wilderness trips for the summer, facilitates the training and hiring of Wilderness Trip Leaders, and covers all other administrative tasks related to the program. During the summer, they are responsible for coordinating wilderness trips, and sometimes embark on one/two-week adventures with campers ages 12-17 to locations around Northern California while facilitating development in outdoor living skills, nature appreciation, and personal growth.. [Read More] 


Kitchen Assistant:
Passionately incorporates hands-on work into creating nourishing meals under the direction of the Kitchen Director and Kitchen Manager(s). 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. Learn more about Kitchen Life and this position.

Culinary Lead:
The Culinary Lead (aka Head Chef) has a passion for food and food service. This person enjoys finding creative solutions to complex scenarios and is excited to use established skills in a unique camp environment. They hold to strong food safe practices and an awareness of possible cross-contamination in collaboration with the AD Chef. The Culinary Lead also demonstrates a willingness to lead and/or participate in team-oriented leadership. They are gifted in time management and menu planning as well as bringing creativity and beauty to food. There is room here for training and development, but experience in this realm is preferred. Learn more about Kitchen Life.

Alternative Diet Chef: 
The Alternative Diet Chef has a passion for meeting the variety of 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 food safe practices and a refined awareness of possible 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. There is room here for training and development, but experience in this realm is preferred. Learn more about Kitchen Life and this position.

Kitchen Director (position filled)
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 three meals, two snacks, and one dessert per day, along with managing the Kitchen Staff team (a Kitchen Manager and five-seven Kitchen Assistants). Their duties include but are not limited to cooking, ordering, budgeting, inventory, ensuring health standards compliance, staff supervision and scheduling, interpersonal management and development, and creating/documenting kitchen processes for future knowledge. The successful candidate has multiple years of cooking and supervisory experience in a professional cooking environment and is energized by both. Adaptability, multitasking, problem solving, collaboration, emotional intelligence, and ServSafe certification or the ability to become certified prior to beginning work are required. Learn more about Kitchen Life and this position.

Kitchen Manager (position filled):
The Kitchen Manager’s role is to ensure the smooth functioning of daily operations in the camp kitchen. The Kitchen Manager will spend the majority of their time working side by side with the rest of the kitchen team, supporting and organizing to ensure meals and snacks are out promptly so that all the other programming activities can flow smoothly. Other duties may include clean-up, scheduling, food and physical safety, group management, administrative or computer work, and evaluation input. Other tasks may be assigned by the Kitchen Director as needed. Training or experience with budget and ordering can be offered if desired, and previous experience with these skills is wonderful, but not required. In the event that the Kitchen Director can no longer perform their duties, either temporarily or for the duration of the summer, the Kitchen Manager may be asked to step in. Learn more about Kitchen Life.


Office Assistant:
The Office Assistant is a vital role within the office, which acts as part of 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, 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 Assistant 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. [More Position Info!]

Office Manager:
The Office Manager is the main hub for communication between parents and camp. Their main responsibilities include creating general office organization,  answering phone calls and high volumes of email, supporting and mentoring office assistants, communicating with the bookkeeper, being the phone-voice of camp, using spreadsheets, and much more. This role works closely with the program director and the operations manager to ensure that communication and feedback from parents is taken into account in daily decisions. In addition to their office duties, the Office Manager will teach one or two activities daily. A high level of customer service, multitasking ability, organizational leadership, and attention to detail make a successful candidate. Availability in the pre and post-seasons is preferred. [More Position Info!]

Community Support

Nurse (position filled):
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. [Read More]

Wellness Counselor (position filled)
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]