Day Camp Lifeguard - Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England


Job Description

Under the supervision of the Waterfront Director, the Lifeguard works with aquatic staff to provide a safe and fun aquatic experience.


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Ability to make decisions and act wisely in emergencies
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers
  • Desire and ability to work with children ages 5-17 in an outdoor setting
  • Interact with girls, staff, volunteers, and families in a positive, professional manner
  • Serve as a positive role-model for campers, staff, and volunteers
  • Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments
  • Patience and capacity to show interest and compassion for every camper and staff member
  • Belief in the Girl Scout Mission and willingness to subscribe to the principles as stated in the Promise and Law
  • Commitment to assuring that the diversity of campers and staff is appreciated. Flexibility in working with campers and staff from all socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

Reports To: Waterfront Director FLSA
Status: Seasonal Temporary

Apply by: April 20 2019


Camp/Organization: Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (ACA Accredited)

Location: Camp Cookie & Camp Promising Acres

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


  • Current Lifeguarding certification required
  • Small craft certification or boating experience desired
  • Training and experience in waterfront safety practices and programming with an ability to direct aquatic activities desired
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be available for the full duration of the employment period

Additional Information

Apply directly through the GSSNE website: General information and the detailed job description is also available under: “Work at Summer Camp”: These positions are seasonal/temporary at the following GSSNE camp sites: • Camp Cookie, 116 Long Entry Road in Chepachet, RI – July 8 to August 2, 2019 • Camp Promising Acres, 580 Dillon Lane in Swansea, MA – July 8 to July 26, 2019


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Michelle Burke

500 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886