Water-ski/Wakeboard/Boat driver Counselor

Camp Cody
1 Washington St
Dover, NH 03820
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Dates: June 9th - August 15th, 2020.

The Water ski/Wakeboard Counselor will plan, direct, and implement activities in Camp Cody's waterfront Program. Overseeing all health and safety, risk assessments and maintenance of the waterfront and Water Ski boating area, while delivering lessons and coordinating Water Skiing/wakeboarding activities into the entire camp program.

Salary: $295 - $400 per/week (Room & Board included)

Position Purpose:

Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living cabin or unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

  • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.

  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

  • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.

  • Assist in other program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.

  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by health care manager.

  • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with camp health manager and/or resident camp director when appropriate.

  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilisation, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.

  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

  • Set a good example for campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.


  • Teach and stimulate the interest of staff and campers.

  • Implement innovative and fun lesson plans and teaching techniques.

  • Conduct a regular check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Set up activity area and waterfront/boat pier during staff week.

  • Submit orders for supplies and equipment during staff week or when needed ensuring the timely arrival of materials.

  • Conduct an initial and end of the season inventory and store all equipment properly.

  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment or program changes for the next season.

  • Work as a member of a team of counselors who provide guidance and support to all campers.

  • Plan and prepare for inter-camp sporting events and activities, when applicable.

  • Assist with all-camp events, evening programs, trips.

  • Other duties assigned by supervisors

Physical Aspects of the Position

­ Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

­ Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

­ Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

­ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

­ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a water ski position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate waterfront equipment and waterfront activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying water conditions.

Company description:

Camp Cody is a great place to work and explore everything New England has to offer! From rivers, lakes and mountains to camp fires, log cabins, and fun on the water, we have it all! Since 1926 it has been our philosophy to provide fun through learning, friendship and adventure. During their time with us, we also want all campers to become more self-assured and self-confident. All of this takes place in a great camp atmosphere with a diverse, unique, and fun program!

How to Apply:

Contact staff@campcody.com for more information

Or apply directly online at: https://campcody.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

Job Requirements
Desired Qualifications:

Training, certification, or documented experience in teaching Water ski lessons and creating relevant age appropriate water ski activities for children starting with the basics.

Competent powerboat driver, shows suitable amount of experience, qualifications are good but not essential. Can operate craft in a safe manner and understanding of waterway rules.

Experience in towing people behind a boat and not just driving, and experience of towing a variety of different activities (tubing, skiing, wakeboarding) but not essential.

Experience of being able to do certain activities (tubing, skiing, wakeboarding) in order to understand and then teach activity alongside a basic mechanical understanding of how boats operate/work for simple maintenance/care (fuelling/lights/checking prop).

Basic seamanship skills (tying knots/tying up craft/anchoring).

Endurance and stamina needed to provide constant programming and supervision to campers.

Positive attitude and sense of humor.
Camp Cody
Dean Poland
1 Washington St
Dover NH 03820
United States
Camp Cody Dean Poland