Camp Counselor


Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 31, 2022, 11:45pm



Nevada City, CA
United States


Camp Augusta

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Camp Augusta has 1 and 2-week overnight sessions with 90 children (ages 8-16) onsite at a time. Counseling is our primary passion and intention at Camp Augusta. As a summer counselor, you will work closely with 5 campers, honing your epic skills in creativity, compassion, and wonder for life with the mission of fostering life-changing experiences. After 3.5 weeks of staff training, you will be equipped with oodles of tools and information about effective behavior guidance, how to live and work in a tight-knit community of 65 staff, and how to teach an incredible array of activities.

We Are Seeking Staff Who:

  • Are overjoyed to work closely with children for a summer and gain energy from time spent with kids
  • Have a foundation of emotional depth and intelligence and seek to grow and improve professionally and personally in life
  • Thrive when spending long days outdoors with limited computer/cell phone time
  • Love to imagine wild possibilities, 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!
  • Are adventurers of the mind, heart, and world as a whole. Curiosity and a zeal for constant learning and exploration - externally and internally
  • Possess the flexibility, open-mindedness, honesty, responsibility, and heartfelt goodwill for living and working in a tight-knit community of staff
  • Think deeply, write articulately, and speak with compassion by nature

Experience Desired:

  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 2022 (3 years older than our oldest campers)
  • Prior, meaningful work with children. Our campers are aged 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)
  • Strong preference for 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?)

Position Start Date:

Monday, May 16, 2022

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How to Apply:

Interested in applying? Fill out our staff interest form

Learn more about our application process here

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit




Compensation Information:

Counselor positions offer $3400 for May 17-August 13th (including room and board), with additional pay available for pre and post season work, and are open to all who will be at least 19 by May 17th.

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