Equestrian Director & Riding Instructor needed at northern California Summer Camp

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Camp Augusta

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Nevada City, CA
Job Type
Full Time or Seasonal
$5500 - $10000 DoE
Date Posted
February 16, 2022
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Equestrian directors at Camp Augusta manage our herd of 10 horses and facilitate activities with our excited campers each summer. We teach a hybrid of English and Western and offer trail rides, horse care, and basic arena work. The goal of the equestrian program is to teach campers not just to ride but to love horses too.

We pay $5,500 to $10,000 depending upon experience for the main season dates (May 17th to August 13th).

The Equestrian Director leads program development working alongside other members of the equestrian team. In addition to running our program they are responsible for feeding & mucking as well as general herd maintenance. This role benefits from a person who is able to adapt their experience, teaching style, and philosophies to camp and can provide their insight while being open to collaboration. When not horsing around, equestrian staff will participate in camp programs, evening programs, and supply camp magic. Applicants must be 19 or older by May 2022.


  • If you have quality riding experience, we would be willing to pay for you to get your CHA certification -OR-
  • CHA Level 2 Certification -OR-
  • 300+ Hours of riding instruction experience

Check out our website for more details, and fill out our interest to begin the application process!


  • Is creative and flexible with implementing new programming ideas with horses – doesn’t settle for the norm, and sees potential for integration with other camp programs.
  • Horse sense; understands each horse, their temperament, strengths and relationship with the herd. They use this knowledge to match horses to riders and activities.
  • Anticipates and manages risk with relation to the herd and the campers. Always has awareness, and balances acknowledgement of inherent risk while providing engaging programs.
  • Love for and/or excited to try working with and teaching children in a safe, fun, and intentional manner.

Housing is rustic and on-site – live in a platform tent, cabin, or even a treehouse if you'd like!


  • Potential to be CHA certified – Certified Horsemanship Association
  • Housing and meals are provided. Meals are made fresh, locally sourced and organic.
  • A close-knit and supportive community of diverse staff from all over the planet.
  • The depth of training and ongoing professional support you will receive as a Camp Augusta staff member (in the realms of education, personal development and communication, and activity skills) can offer far-reaching benefits for many other parts of your life.

Visit website here: https://campaugusta.org/

Camp Augusta Equestrian

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