Aquatics/ Waterfront Director

Kamp Kiwanis
9020 Kiwanis Road
Taberg, NY 13471
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $4,500 To $7,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description

Summary: The Summer Camp Aquatics Director is responsible for all operations and safety for Kamp Kiwanis. Supervising and developing safe aquatic based programs and lifeguard skills. Pre-camp and continued staff training revolving around the health and safety of campers and staff. Including pool & boating waterfront. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Ø Pre-Camp Responsibilities
o Make sure all equipment required by the health department is on deck in proper working condition
o Organize teaching procedures for counselor instructors
o Attendance & participation at Staff Orientation (Conduct a staff training session to review pool rules & emergency procedures)
o Develop a system for assessing and recording the swimming ability of each camper prior to the child participating in swim activities.
o Prepare an order for all supplies
o Develop and teach buddy system
o Skills test all lifeguards within one week of the first day of camp. New lifeguards must be skill tested before they can guard camp.
Ø Supervision
o Oversee the implementation of the written safety plan’s swimming procedures

o Supervise all staff and campers participating in swimming activities

o Contribute to weekly staff meetings
o Responsible for the safety of camper groups on a daily basis at the pool and during camp-wide field trips and special events
o Report emergencies, accidents and incidents directly to the Camp Director.

o Establish a positive rapport with camper groups and fellow staff members

o Ensure proper implementation of buddy system by lifeguard and camp staff.

o Respond to waterfront emergencies

o If certified as a lifeguard and WSI, may serve as lifeguard or may assess campers’ swimming ability
Ø Administrative Duties
o Understand and accept the Camp’s philosophy and objectives and work towards its fulfillment
o Participation at Leadership Meetings & staff meetings 
o Submit mid & end-of-season staff evaluations
o Log staff absences
o Make sure that walkie-talkies are in perfect working condition on a daily basis
o Completion of written materials as requested, such as:
   § Testing and logging of chemicals on a daily basis
   § Testing and logging swim levels of all campers
   § Tracking and writing up weekly camper report cards
   § Submit routine repairs in writing to the Camp Ranger
   § Inventory of supplies & equipment
   § Write a final evaluation of the Swim program to include rules, procedures, suggestions, etc. 
   § Daily Quick Check assignments and completion
Ø Programming 
o Implement boating Safety and basic instruction
o Assist with the development & implementation of special events
o Develop & implement weekly plans for assigned electives
o In addition to the swim level report cards, develop goals to recognize camper skills and accomplishments
Job Requirements
o be at least 21 years of age
o Minimum of (i) one season of previous experience as a camp Aquatics Director at a New York State children's camp; or (ii) two seasons of previous experience consisting cumulatively of at least 12 weeks as a children's camp lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; or (iii) at least 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time
o Current certification as (we will offer some recertification time preamp staff training)
 Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
 Lifeguard/ CPR for Professional Rescuer
 Boating Safety
o Successfully complete a training course in lifeguard supervision and management
o Ability to firm positive relationships with campers, colleagues, & supervisor
Kamp Kiwanis
Michael Garcia
9020 Kiwanis Road
Taberg NY 13471
United States
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