As a Summer Camp Counselor you are a role model, friend, instructor and hero to campers aged 5-11 years. Your responsibilities include overall supervision of your campers and ensuring their well-being and safety while they are enjoying the fun and rewarding experience of Camp Starfish. Our counselors are available Monday - Friday during the 8 week sessions. Session hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Extended care takes place from 7:45 to 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Current certifications in CPR and American Red Cross First Aid are required. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children, ability to teach and lead various recreational activities, an excellent character, integrity and adaptability, ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels, and the desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere.
- Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers.
- Learn the likes and dislikes of each camper.
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for group problem solving.
- Provide opportunities for the group so that each camper has a successful camp experience.
- Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
- Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship.
- Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
- Supervise, assist instructors and actively participate in all aspects of the campers’ day.
- Prepare for and actively participate in pre-camp training and weekly meetings.
- Meet and communicate regularly with Club Manager regarding concerns, updates, challenges.
- Submit all required paperwork on time.
Certified Life Guard
Lifeguards are trained in water safety. They know how to initiate a rescue and remove a distressed swimmer from the water. They also know first aid and are able to give artificial respiration if necessary. In an effort to ensure swimmers' safety, lifeguards watch for situations that could lead to accidents. They do not allow rough play or dangerous objects in the water or the surrounding area. Poolside lifeguards may perform other duties such as cleaning the pool and the pool area. They remove objects from the water, pick up lost articles, dispose of trash from the pool area, and sometimes are responsible for putting chlorine and other chemicals into the water.
- Current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and American Red Cross First Aid are required.
- Our lifeguards must have flexible hours between 10AM - 8 PM (9PM on Fridays) and be able to do occasional early morning lap swim between 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM.
- Being able to teach swim lessons is a plus.
- Monitor swimmers in order to ensure safe swimming practices and prevent accidents.
- Assist swimmers as needed.
- Perform lifesaving, advanced lifesaving, first aid and CPR as necessary.
- Pick up trash and debris from pool and deck area.
- Assist with daily maintenance and cleaning of facility and pool equipment.
- Assist in the maintenance of pool facilities; monitor chemical levels.
- Open and close pool as assigned.
- Assist with training staff and volunteers as assigned.
- Store water toys, kick boards and other supplies in designated area.
- Attend the lifeguard in-service trainings.
- Assist with front desk duties as assigned.
- Assist with Snack bar cleaning duties and light food handling.