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Waterfront Director

• A Waterfront Director is a role model for both counselors and youth, who plans, directs and supervises the camp’s pool and beachfront activities, including swim instruction, free swimming, sailing, canoeing and other activities in accordance with the Department of Health, American Red Cross and ACA guidelines and to ensure adherence to the camp’s Safety Plan.

• Set up the pool and waterfront ares during staff training.
• Teach staff their responsibilities during staff training and help arrange for additional training for staff to obtain requisite certifications from outside agencies in canoeing, sailing and pool operation.
• Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. Conduct initial and end of season inventory and store equipment for safety.
• Maintain the “buddy system” at all times at the pool and beach. Ensure that staff and campers are adequately trained in the use of the buddy board and that all participants in aquatics activities have a personal buddy tag.
• Check equipment and make repairs.
• Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
• Write and check all lesson plans to make sure they foster participants’ aquatic skills.
• Conduct ARC Learn to Swim programs in swim instruction classes; maintain records; file for certificates. Set a goal that every camper will progress one skill level while at camp.
• Ensure that sailing and canoeing activities are instructed according to established guidelines such as ARC, ACA and US sailing. Award recognition and participation certificates, as appropriate.
• Evaluate aquatics abilities of staff and campers. Staff will be observed periodically, during the course of the season and formally evaluated toward the end of the season.
• Plan and work with others for special water events and programming.
• Conduct regular drills in backboard rescues, lost bather and capsize recovery.
• Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
• Coordinate the end of season clean-up and winterization of all equipment and pool/waterfront use.
• Evaluate the current season and make suggestions for the following season.
• Ensure that training of waterfront staff goes beyond the skills required of that specialty to include the vision of Camp DeWolfe and Community Covenant.
• Emphasize safety, fun and skill development.
• Teach and enforce the Camp DeWolfe Pool and Waterfront Rules.
• Some duties may be reassigned and others may be assigned as required.
• Set a good example for campers and others including appropriate language and dress, personality cleanliness, punctuality, the sharing of clean-up and other chores, compliance with the ban of use of tobacco products, alcohol and drugs, and display of good sportsmanship and proper table manners.
• Teach the camp rules to each new session of campers and help enforce them.
• As a leader of a Christian community, act as a role model in all areas and help foster a Christian community and participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Participate and lead weekly prayer groups for staff members.
• Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe.

Minimum Qualifications:
• At least 21 years of age.
• Completed at least two to three years of college with a love for outdoor activities.
• At least three years of experience in a supervisory position at a pool or beach facility.
• American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer required in advance.
• Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding by American Red Cross required in advance.
• Ability to and experience in supervising staff and leadership skills are essential.
• Ability to creatively schedule and supervise staff.
• At least one year of camping experience.
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or higher.
• Personal teaching skills for a specialized activity along with swimming ability.
• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors among a Christian community; ability to relate to peer group, accept supervision and guidance, and assist in teaching an activity.
• Good character, integrity, judgment and adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

To apply please complete the Staff Application @

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Waterfront



Updated: 3/1/2019 9:49:32 AM

Job Contact:
Matthew Tees

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Why work at Camp DeWolfe:

Camp DeWolfe is situated on the North Shore of Long Island NY with a private beach access to the Long Island Sound. For over 65 years youth from across Long Island and then NYC are have come to Camp DeWolfe as a place to experience God's love through community, nature and experiential education.

408 North Side Road
    Wading River, NY 11792


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