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Aquatics (Waterfront) Director

General Responsibility:  Oversees and supervises the Waterfront program.

Qualifications:  Be at least 21 years of age. Have 3 seasons of previous Waterfront experience as a lifeguard and/or Camp aquatics director.  Possesses a CP, CPR for the Professional Rescuer issued by the Red Cross, or CPR certificate issued by a certifying agency determined by the State Commissioner of Health.  Holds Water Safety Instructor (WSI), waterfront module training, and lifeguard certification.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Establishes and oversees activities in and on the water.
  • Supervises everyone participating in aquatic activities.
  • Responds to waterfront emergencies.
  • Serves as lifeguard at the waterfront when needed.
  • Trains waterfront and children/youth programs staff during orientation week (e.g., sweep, buddy system, emergency plans). Sets up the waterfront area, marking off swim areas, setting up buddy boards, etc.
  • Ensures 1:25 staff/camper ratioon and off waterfront sites.
  • Teaches campers the Red Cross Buddy System, and appropriate emergency procedures for lost Camper (Lost Swimmer Plan).
  • Assigns Counselors to specific tasks at the waterfront, making sure all understand their role and responsibilities.
  • Oversees all waterfront equipment; ensures each is in good working order.  Reports any needed repairs or replacements to Camp Director.  Requests purchase of new equipment as needed.
  • Ensures all boats are in working condition, gas tanks filled daily.  Tanks must be full at the end of day to be ready for the next day's activities.
  • Tests swimming ability of all campers and staff.
  • Offers campers an opportunity to receive Red Cross Certification in swimming.
  • Maintains a safe and clean waterfront area.

 

Note:  Either the Waterfront Director or Assistant Waterfront Director is required to participate on overnight canoe trips.