Answer each of the questions.  The average successful application is 3+ pages long, with the first two questions being the bulk.  The reason is that we don’t want to know your social security number and other usual application stuff; we want to know you as a real, living, breathing human being.  We don’t get a bunch of applications and decide; you are considered right away, and just as you.  Consider this a journal-like entry that you’ll keep for years.  Share your heart, mind, and spirit, as that is what you’ll be doing with the kids as well.

1. Who are you? Include some of the good, the bad, and the ugly of your life’s turning points and experiences and how they shaped who you are. There are nearly 8 billion people in the world and you are one of them. Who are you?

2. What do you want to learn, and what do you need to learn in terms of your mind, body, heart, and spirit? (two different questions, eight total parts)

3. Why is this opportunity a good fit for who you are and who you want to become?

4. Tell me about the people (at least 3) that you are most connected to in your life and how those connections contribute to you as an individual.

5. What do you enjoy eating and/or cooking in your personal life? What are your philosophies around cooking and food? If you have work experience in a kitchen or food-service space, tell us more about that; what you enjoyed, what was challenging, what you learned.

6. What is it about this specific camp that makes Camp Augusta right for you and us? What excites you? What concerns you? What questions do you have? There are over 12,000 camps. We are one, so why us?   The more you read the site and really speak from your heart and spirit here, the better your chances are.

Below are two videos that past kitchen staff have made to show a day in the life in the kitchen. The third video is a playful video they made.  🙂

(Note: these videos are fairly outdated, but still capture our ethos of the day to day!)