Waterfront Specialist
Job Details
Camp Menzies - Camp Connell, CA
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Rate of pay: $100 per day during camp season.


Under the supervision of the Activities Manager, the Waterfront Specialist provides supervision and ensures a safe environment at camp waterfront activities. Assists in the management of the physical operation of waterfront facilities and equipment.

Supervise and guard all waterfront activities

  • Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and manage injuries
  • Provide rescues, first aid, CPR, and other emergency management services as needed
  • Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water or weather conditions affecting the waterfront
    • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff

Develop and deliver waterfront programming (swimming and canoeing) that is appropriate for the age and abilities of the campers.

  • Assist in the delivery and supervision of all water activities and special events at the waterfront
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while at waterfront activities
    • Deliver progressive and creative swimming and canoeing activities
    • Act as a resource in waterfront activities
    • Supervise water activities on trips away from camp as needed

Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area

  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair; report any maintenance or equipment purchases to Activity Manager as needed
  • Clean waterfront area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris


Other Job Duties:

  • Participate in pre-camp staff training, as well as regular physical training, drills, scenarios and in-service training sessions
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned
  • Assist with the organization of the living unit, providing camper supervision and participating as a positive role model.
  • Chaperone arriving and departing campers on buses as assigned
  • Assist with the delivery and pickup of camper luggage
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of camp during pre-camp training, after each session and during end-of-season cleaning period
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age or high school graduate
  • Current certification in lifeguard training or equivalent
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR
  • Prior experience at a waterfront similar to the camp, desired
  • Waterfront Module and Basic Canoeing Certification, desired
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless a qualifying medical or religious exemption is needed

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Training and experience in waterfront activities that are offered at the camp
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water
  • Ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff from diverse cultures and all organizational levels
  • Ability to swim comfortably in natural lake

Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Ability to communicate in English 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


We are a Girl Scout camp. We expect this position to work collaboratively and closely with Girl Scouts for the greater part of the role. Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires the ability to listen to others, observe others actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions. 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 other environmental conditions.