Wilderness Trip Coordinator - Growing a Team
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Nevada City, CA
Teaches two activity blocks per day while finding joy in variety, the opportunity to impart knowledge, and the facilitation of fun
Meeting with trip leaders at the start of each session to brief outgoing trips and provide both direction and support
Oversee trip leader creation of Parent Letters and Wood Cookies (awards given to kids honoring their experience and contribution to the group that session)
Preparing camper and trip documents for each session and serving as a resource throughout the summer
Primary contact for trips while they are in the backcountry, and is ready to give logistical, navigational, medical, and emotional support, either on the phone or in person
Preparing food, gear, trip itineraries, and medical supplies for upcoming trips
Maintaining, repairing, and ordering supplies and gear
Organizing in-camp wilderness opportunities such as overnights, clinic offerings, and day trips
Demonstrates a high level of written and verbal communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, and discretion in handling emotionally sensitive concerns
Resourceful and proactive in helping trip leaders bring new ideas to the backcountry
Checking in with each trip leader before and after trips; setting an example of excellence for all trip leaders
Ability to train and teach skills necessary for navigation, safety, and group management in the backcountry
Commitment to learning, embodying, and upholding all Camp Augusta leadership benchmarks through pre-camp work, staff training engagement, and ongoing attention throughout the summer
Love for working with and teaching children in a safe, fun, and intentional manner
Holds a Wilderness First Responder Certification, or has the ability to acquire one
Live in a cabin, yurt or treehouse!
Organic, locally-sourced food provided
Pay commensurate with industry standards.
3.5 week staff training focusing on communication and child development, led by our director with a PhD in developmental psychology.