Lifeguard / Activity Assistant Resident Camp

Garden City, NY 11530
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Criminal Background Check
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp

Job Description


Camp Blue Bay located on Long Island in East Hampton, New York, has been owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) as a summer camp since 1947. With its spacious 179 acres, beautiful beachfront on Gardiner’s Bay and scenic trails, Camp Blue Bay offers girls a variety of experiences.   


Our enthusiastic and well trained staff provides a supportive environment, where girls have an opportunity to grow. Girls who participate in summer camp are offered leadership opportunities and get a sense of community, while enjoying the great outdoors.   


We are looking for a Resident Camp Activity Assistant (Lifeguard) to instruct in the areas of specialty - including waterfront and to assist with other programs at resident camp.  Programs may be conducted both in person and virtually.


Primary Functions:  

· Develop program in area(s) of specialty.  

· Instruct in area(s) of specialty, guiding campers and helping them learn.  

· Maintain necessary equipment.  

· Assist in planning, organizing, and carrying out interest groups and all-camp events.  

· Assist in unit and other program areas as needed.  

· Accepts responsibility for other program areas as needed.  


Other Functions:  

· Carries out evening responsibilities as delegated by admin team.

Job Requirements

In addition to the general qualifications for all camp staff, the Activity Assistant should:

· Have expertise and/or certification in area of specialty.

- Able to swim 300 yards consecutively and is comfortable in open water.

· Have experience as a camper, youth leader, or group leader or other work with children.

· Be willing to assist in a unit as needed.

· Be at least 18 years of age.

General Qualifications for All Camp Staff:

· Knowledge and understanding of Girl Scouting a plus.

· Adapting to situations and changes as necessary; recognizing the needs, abilities and interests of girls.

· Willing to work outside in inclement weather, nights, weekends and days.

· Ability to carry up to 25 lbs.

· Ability to walk moderate distances between activity sites.

· Ability to act wisely in an emergency.

· Ability to work with diverse groups of adults and girls.

· Belief in Girl Scouting camping objectives and the ability to work toward achievement of them.

· Willingness to work as part of a team, work in partnership, or to follow directions as the situation requires.

· Ability to provide exemplary customer service to campers and parents.

· Appropriate certifications as required for positions (ex. Lifeguard, CPR, first aid, etc.)