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Nevada City, CA

Camp Augusta


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Published 18 days ago

May 1, 2021

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.

Village Leader

Village Leaders are passionately devoted to being the support system for counselors. Each village (4-5 cabins) has its own Village Leader, and you are dedicated to overseeing and supporting the experience of each camper & counselor in your Village. You masterfully organize cabin activities, village activities, and ensure the needs of both campers and staff are met. During two-week sessions, you work with the Program Directors and the Masters of Fun and Games to cultivate magical worlds within the weekend programming. You are committed to upholding Augusta’s leadership standards, by supporting and challenging counselors to grow, while acting as beacons of empathy and care within the camp community. You possess excellent communication, grammar and organizational skills, and exceptional emotional intelligence. If it’s clear that we’re talking about you here, please get in touch and find out what life-changing fun, challenge, and growth awaits you this summer!

About Camp

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 heart on fire!

Are you up for the challenge? :)

We are a residential summer camp that offers six sessions (3 week-long and 3 two week-long) playing in the sun with 90 campers (ages 8-16) each session. We are committed to fostering the innocence and imagination of childhood, and we aim to give campers time away from the distractions of modern life. From sleeping in open air cabins without electricity to replacing television and radio with camp songs and campfire skits, we give campers the opportunity to reconnect with the beauty and simplicity of nature.

Augusta stands proudly and equally on two pillars: play and personal growth. Play is the heart of our summer camp experience. From candle-making to zipline canopy tours and horseback archery to dinner dressed as pirates, we offer our campers the opportunity to rediscover the innocence and wonder of childhood away from the distractions of modern life. Where camper’s dreams meet counselor’s know-how, Augusta breathes magic into every day. And just as important as the spirit of play, personal growth underpins every aspect of life at camp. Engaging deeply with our intentional community, both campers and staff have the opportunity to develop self-awareness, confidence, creativity, healthy ways of communicating and so much more!

Also, 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. If you would like to know more, we are happy to chat about details during the application process.


WE ARE SEEKING FOLKS WHO...

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, along with eagerness to support EQ growth in campers and village counselors alike
  • Have a foundation of emotional depth and intelligence and seek to grow and improve professionally and personally in life
  • Love to imagine wild possibility, creative engagement with the world, and the ways to have the most fun... and are driven and organized enough to make some of it happen!
  • Ability to build community and camaraderie defined by love, mutual respect, dedication to growth, and playful interactions
  • Possess the flexibility, open-mindedness, honesty, responsibility, and heartfelt goodwill for living and working in a tight-knit community of staff
  • Commitment to learning, embodying, and upholding all Camp Augusta leadership benchmarks through pre-camp work, staff training engagement, and ongoing attention throughout the summer
  • Thrive on operating with a growth mindset (rather than a fixed mindset)

EXPERIENCE DESIRED

  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 2021 (3 years older than our oldest campers)
  • Must be available for our full summer (May 18 - Aug 14, 2019)
  • Prior, meaningful work with children (our campers are between 8-16)
  • Some life experience is very helpful (work, independent travel, anything that demonstrates your resourcefulness and ability to get things done on your own)
  • We prefer folks who are able to return for at least a second summer
  • Ability and willingness to work at a sustained, high-energy pace for extended time (seriously, how's your energy level?)

Dates & Benefits

Housing and meals are provided. Live in a cabin, yurt or treehouse! Meals are organic, locally-sourced and made fresh every day.

Staff must be available for our main season from May 18 - August 14, which means being at camp and ready by May 17th. Staff training is 3.5 weeks long followed by 9 weeks of main season camp. Opportunities are available to work pre and post season assisting with family camps and school groups before staff training (start of May) and after the summer (August and September).


Our main website

http://campaugusta.org/


Check out our open positions here

http://campaugusta.org/staff/positions/


Get in touch

530-265-3702


Or express your interest here

http://campaugusta.org/staff/staff-app/staff-interest-form/

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Food, lodging, and utilities provided during the summer and year-round for respective staffs.

Food, lodging, and utilities provided during the summer and year-round for respective staffs.

Location

17530 Lake Vera Purdon Road, Nevada City, CA 95959

How to Apply

To Apply:

Think you have what it takes to lead and learn with us this summer?

You can also read more about us and our open positions on our website. We can’t wait to meet you!

To Apply:

Think you have what it takes to lead and learn with us this summer?

You can also read more about us and our open positions on our website. We can’t wait to meet you!

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