Job Description

Basic Overview and Responsibilities:
-Report to Program Director
-Develop, plan & run a 7-week aquatics program, including swim lessons, recreational swim, and lakefront activities
-Promote safety as a top priority for all aquatics activities
-Maintain State and ACA regulations and requirements for all waterfront activities
-Supervise the aquatics team, including the “Head of Lake” and Head of Pool”
-Oversee the education of camp staff in regards to responsibilities and expectations at the pool/lake during staff week and throughout the summer
-Evaluate and provide honest feedback to team members to promote growth and development
-Create a schedule for all aquatics staff
-Maintain open communication between the Program Director and ----Aquatics team for scheduling and programming needs
-Work with Program Director on special events
-Evaluate aquatic abilities of campers
-Oversee camper records on all campers
-Promote camper development through teaching, technique building and repetition
-Award recognition and participation certificates to campers, when earned
-Area set up including lake and pool prior to staff arrival
-Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety
-Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. Make (or file for) necessary repairs when needed
-Teach and monitor the proper use of all equipment
-Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials
-Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season
-Build a strong relationship with campers and counselors
-Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season
-Practice and promote Laurelwood’s goals and mission

-Participate in Staff Development Weeks (June 10-June 22)
-Attend required supervisory, divisional, and all-camp meetings (including Spring pre-camp meetings)
-Participate in meetings as scheduled by supervisors
-Adhere to the staff manual
-Attend all-camp wide activities
-Completes other duties as assigned by program director, assistant director, and director

-Seasonal: June - August (living at camp is preferred)
-Sunday - Saturday with one scheduled day off each week
-Assist with opening the pool in May, and closing it down in September / October
-Provide assistance with aquatics needs throughout the Spring and Fall retreat season
-In addition to aquatics hours, the Aquatics Director will be “On Duty” one or two evenings each week from 9:30pm to 12:30 or 1:00am

Apply by: May 10 2019


Camp/Organization: Camp Laurelwood (ACA Accredited)

Location: Madison, CT

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: DOE


-At least one season of experience in managing waterfront activities
-Water Safety Instructor (WSI)certification
-Current Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguard Training certifications
-Canoeing and small craft instructor certification
-Current swim Instructor certification
-Must be at least age 21 by the first day of camp
-Leadership and camp counselor experience
-Camp Experience preferred


Characteristics, skills, and attributes:
-Demonstrate good character and integrity
-Must have enthusiasm, be adaptable, patience and possess an excellent work ethic
-Self-directed with ability to accept guidance
-Must present a professional image and have excellent communication skills
-Ability to work as part of a team
-Can make sound judgments and decisions in a calm manner
-Willingness to take on any necessary roles and responsibilities to accomplish a task
-Confident in conflict management and problem solving
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Demonstrates good critical and creative thinking skills

Additional Information

Camp Laurelwood allows campers the ability to explore and enhance Jewish identity and values, encourage healthy lifestyle choices, and lay the foundation for positive, lifelong friendships.


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Louis Lasko

463 Summer Hill Road
Madison, Connecticut 06443