Camp Augusta

Nevada City, CA |
Joined in February 2008

About Us


Ready to be a modern-day hero?

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 located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California, and offers a one-of-a-kind experience for campers and staff alike.

Required dates: May 18 - August 14.

People can have a job, a career, or a calling. Camp Augusta is looking for folks who have a calling. A summer in the woods with us is centered around two primary pillars:

  1. An incredible amount of FUN. Camp Augusta's engine runs on a potent fuel of imagination, creativity, intentionality, dreams, and saying 'yes'. Campers and staff work together to create unique experiences that are unmatched in inventive inspiration!
  2. Meaningful GROWTH. We are fully invested in supporting the development of empathy, self-confidence, independence, social skills (EQ), and creativity within all of our campers (ages 8-16). Staff will learn an enormous amount about living in community, transferable communication skills, time management, program development, and themselves throughout their time at Camp Augusta.

If you absolutely love spending time nurturing your youthfulness by playing with and supporting kids; are jazzed about being an integral part of a close-knit, intentional community of staff; and get goosebumps of delight thinking about truly transformational growth and learning opportunities, we may be a great fit!

We'll be the first to say it... working at Camp Augusta is a horse of a different color! We offer a HUGE range of daily activities and will train you to lead them prior to and during the summer - some you've seen at other camps, others which are rare indeed. The variety you can experience throughout the summer and even within a single day is notable. We are also constantly adding new programming ideas, so if you have a passion that is not yet represented at Augusta, you can help bring it to our camp!

From the moment you begin your application, you'll notice that we are looking to get to know you in a very deep and very real way. This epitomizes our community... we are seekers, constantly bringing attention and awareness to possibilities for growth. Our staff training, at three and a half weeks, is longer than any other that we know of in the country - much of it is centered around child development, healthy counseling techniques, and communication tools like NVC. We embody this love of presence with our campers and staff, planting seeds of growth that can extend far beyond a summer at camp.

Augustans are folks who are internally motivated and inspired to lead powerful lives of service and integrity. Because of the highly rigorous experience of counseling and living in community at Camp Augusta, we look for the following qualities in our staff:

  • LOVES working with kids. Gains energy from the experience.
  • Revels in opportunities for creativity, imagination, and play
  • Abundant energy - physical and emotional
  • Openminded, flexible, adventurous, and easy-going
  • Active facilitators of goodwill, positivity, and optimism
  • High emotional intelligence, depth, and desire to continue to grow in this realm
  • Insatiable curiosity about the world, themselves, and brings a growth mindset to life
  • Celebrates being part of a close-knit community - the joys and challenges!

Rustic housing is available for all staff - typically an open-air cabin, platform tent, yurt, or treehouse. Our food is exceptional... it is largely organic and is all made from scratch. If food is your thing, please read more about how we do our food deliciousness here.

We ask that you take the time to look over our website in detail to see if it is the right choice for you. If you think it is, we want to know who you are and what drives you! Our initial staff application consists of six questions where we seek to know you better. The first question for example is "Who are you?" If you are interested in spending your summer with us, complete the 6 questions with as much detail and insight as you can muster and send them to :)

"We are all a little weird, and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." - Dr. Seuss


Ready to be a modern-day hero?

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…

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