Frost Valley YMCA is looking for lifeguards to join our summer team! Check us out: https://youtu.be/ojCG7tVBmeQ
Lifeguards are trained on-site before the summer begins. We provide on-site housing and meals. Frost Valley YMCA is an American Camp Association Accredited camp.
Why get a summer job at camp for 2021? Let me tell you:
- Real human connection. Zoom and such are great, and they saved us in many ways . . . but they are not substitutes for real human connection. Making and strengthening friendships, working as a mentor to young people, and being mentored yourself — the essence of camp is in the human relationships we forge, which is something we are all craving at this moment.
- Reacquaint yourself with nature. While society has been trapped indoors for the past year, the fact is that most of the world is outdoors. It is amazing and beautiful, and it fills our soul with happiness. From picture perfect days, to “liquid sunshine,” it’s real living — the way humans were meant to be. Our body yearns for it, and summer camp exists within it.
- Leadership boot camp. What’s been missing this past year from the local to federal level? Real leadership. The kind of leadership that’s not taught in books, classrooms, or TedTalks, but real, hands-on leadership that you can only learn by being in charge of a group of children. Camp provides leadership experience that will elevate your game for the rest of your life — at home, in school, and in your career.
- Impact on the future. Ever feel like what you do has no impact on the world? Not at camp, my friend. You’ll immediately become an integral part in the development of the next generation — playing a critical role in the emotional well-being of campers who have been locked down for the better part of the past year. You can become a summer leader that mentors and guides young people into contributing members of society. As a youth development professional, you can make the world a better place, one camper at a time, many times each day!”
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Experience working with youth and teens, or a strong desire to do so
- Ability to work long hours, including evening and late night programs
- Ability to be flexible to sudden changes in schedule, staff and campers
- Ability to develop positive relationships with campers and staff
- Present a strong, positive model for kids and fellow staff members
- Possess excellent communication skills and group facilitation skills
- Be a strong leader and work well with a team of others
- Be able to multi-task and handle pressure well
- Current qualification as American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, or equivalent preferred – able to be provided onsite
- Willing to work in a variety of aquatic programs, including boating, swimming, recreational programming, and instructional swim
The Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining a safe and fun waterfront experience for all campers and staff. They will provide rules, expectations, and safety guidelines to campers and staff and are responsible for the upkeep of equipment and supplies, communicating issues to their supervisor promptly. They will also be adopted to a specific village and will assume cabin counselor duties during evening and meal times. Lifeguards are an essential part of check-in and check-out, assisting with luggage, vehicles and greeting families. The successful candidate truly enjoys working with children of various Frost Valley programs.
- Prevent issues at the waterfront by holding campers and staff accountable to the rules, reporting any broken or unsafe equipment and unsafe conditions
- Provide constant scanning of water when guarding
- Motivate and encourage campers and counselors to be active participants in the waterfront
- Teach safe behaviors and follow best practice within their area of specialty
- Maintain and care for any equipment used
- To set up and breakdown the waterfront daily
- Maintain physical abilities of job by completing endurance training
- Assume special assignments and responsibilities during Check In/Out, All Camp Events or on rainy days as determined by the Activity Director
- To be a part of adopted Village/Cabin during all non-instruction time reporting to VC/Cabin Counselors
- Receive supervision and guidance from Head Guards and Waterfront Director ensuring to meet regularly and being active in seeking any additional support
- Assist in the overall running of camp by suggesting ideas, providing leadership when required and completing all duties as assigned.
- Maintain a friendly, cooperative, and professional relationship with your co-workers, Director and any other staff.
- Be a good role model for fellow staff and campers at all times. This includes modeling acceptable behavior, language, Frost Valley’s core values and outdoor standards.
- Ensure that Frost Valley Summer Camps achieves the highest standard and meets the mission and goals of both the Summer Camp Department and Frost Valley YMCA, as well as expectations of customers.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Offer help and assist with any other duties as assigned for the success of Frost Valley.
- Embrace the Frost Valley YMCA’s eight core values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Honesty, Community, Diversity, Stewardship and Inclusion.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.