Every day of summer camp you will find campers having a crazy amount of fun in the pool or on the Little River blobbing, sliding down our slide, or jumping on our lily pad. Our Lifeguard staff have two main responsibilities at the pool and waterfront.
The Waterfront Head oversees this activity and the lifeguards. Your lifeguarding and instruction skills are brought to the next level through a pre-camp training program.
Each period is one hour long and you could be lifeguarding ranging from 1-4 periods a day.
Many campers take fun swim class when offered. No more than 65 campers will be in fun swim class at one time however you will only be lifeguarding one specific station at the pool or on the river. There will be other lifeguards and lookouts to help guard and watch all areas being used.
Lifeguards will arrive a week earlier to camp than most other counselors. As it is a highly skilled area you will spend this extra time with the waterfront team going through extensive waterfront training.
You will be swim tested and assessed. You will sit an American Red Cross test and gain a certification at the end of it. You will learn how our safety systems work, rescue drills and basic first aid. You must have the physical ability to pass a swim test that includes distance swimming, breathing techniques, and diving to the bottom of our 9 foot pool.
Or already have a lifeguard certification and check off rescue skills and basic first aid during our staff training week.
The salary is competitive and there is a $400 bonus for those who stay all summer. Unlike other summer jobs where you immediately spend the money you earn, summer camp staff are able to save their summer salary.
Counselors take off two nights per week and a day and a half between sessions. In addition, counselors have a free period for an hour each activity day. We have a counselor den for our counselors to relax, use their phones and computers during this time.
Housing and meals eaten at camp are free. Laundry service is provided twice a session. Your staff uniform shirts that are worn on opening and closing day are free. You can use many camp facilities during your free time, as long as it does not take away from a class or camper.
We require all of our staff to attend staff orientation which is typically the last week in May and into the first week in June. We strongly encourage Senior Counselors to work the entire summer which is 8 weeks and will accept Senior Counselors to work 4 consecutive weeks. All Junior Counselors must work 4 consecutive weeks.
We call our community the camp bubble. We strive to put Christ first in everything we do and talk about Him daily. While it may be hard to be a Christian in the “real world”, it’s cool to be a Christian at camp. The administration will pour into you and your walk with Christ during your time here.
Every counselor lives in a cabin with 10-16 campers and 2-3 other staff members. You’ll love the energy and excitment of cabin life. You can see what the cabins look like on Camp Skyline’s Cabins and Crossing the River pages.
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