Provide overall supervision and management of all waterfront activities.
Plan, organize and direct all swimming activities for the campers and staff.
Supervise Waterfront Staff in water safety and swimming instruction activities and provide ongoing staff development.
There are six swimming and boating session per day. Working hours will vary depending on the time required to maintain the waterfront and its facilities.
Responsible for maintaining distinctly separate waterfront, boating and fishing facilities to comply with all pertinent safety codes.
Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
With waterfront staff, conduct mandatory swim tests and swim area orientation at the start of each session for all staff and campers. Assign color-coded swim area(s) based on observed swimming ability. Ensure that waterfront and buddy check orientations are conducted for each waterfront user.
Coordinate and maintain waterfront “buddy systems” as required by New York State Health Department regulations. Responsible for ensuring buddy checks take place no more than fifteen (15) minutes apart, during both free swim and swim lesson periods.
With waterfront staff, conduct boating orientation at the start of each session for staff and campers. Conduct a counselor orientation that include use of any boat type they may use with campers. Conduct a counselor orientation that include use of any boat type they may use with campers. Arrange for tip test for those campers who are ready to use canoes without staff in the boat.
Schedule guard coverage to comply with mandatory ratios for supervision.
Ensure that beach signs, depth markers, float lines, ladders, reach poles, rescue lines, first aid kits, backboards, guard chairs, and other required waterfront elements are present and in good repair.
Direct beach, dock and water clean-up and maintenance. Must be familiar with human and animal waste clean-up and decontamination procedures as required by the NYS Department of Health. On waterfronts, maintain goose netting on beaches during all times waterfront is closed.
Coordinate with staff that daily beach/pool NYS Department of Health reports are completed.
Hidden Valley Waterfront Director will coordinate the daily monitoring of the pH and chlorine checks which are then recorded in the pool report.
Submit all forms, requisitions, evaluations and inventories that are required by Camp Directors, Health Departments and Health & Safety. Included forms should be daily beach condition reports noting water temperature, water clarity, weather conditions, and any incidents, accidents, or decontamination procedures that occur during each 24-hour period.
Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and be able to implement them when needed.
Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of campers.
Be an active member of the camp community by participating in all camp programming including camp-wide events, overnights, hikes, swimming, ropes courses, activities, and village meetings.
Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.