Water Ski & Wakeboard Counselor - Fernwood Cove


Job Description

Empower Fernwood Cove campers to be the best version of themselves through active leadership and mentoring. Actively work in a global community to organize and lead camp activities and events. Provide safe, positive experiences for campers through our three-and-a-half-week traditional camp program.

Provide quality water ski and wakeboard instruction to facilitate the skill development and learning of campers ages 7-15. Develop and instruct water ski and wakeboard activities utilizing established Fernwood Cove program structure and guidelines. Insure activities are safe, engaging, and fun for campers.

Supervise and lead campers through daily routines throughout the camp session. Facilitate the development of life skills such as communication, collaboration, inclusion, and relationship development while also developing bunk family activities and routines. Encourage and support campers based on their individual needs and goals. Ensure a physically, mentally, and emotionally safe camp experience for all Fernwood Cove campers.

Facilitate other activities and events that contribute to the overall Fernwood Cove program. Embrace leadership opportunities and continually seek opportunities for personal and professional development.

Apply by: May 10 2019


Camp/Organization: Fernwood Cove (ACA Accredited)

Location: Harrison, Maine

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $900 - $1100/month


Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard training or the ability to successfully in a course prior to camp.
Strong personal experience in water skiing and/or wake boarding. Includes understanding of skill development and safety awareness.
Comfort working on the water in variety of environmental conditions.
Willingness to fulfill other duties associated with being a camp counselor and living in a communal environment.
Ability to lift 30+ lbs and walk 3+ miles on hilly terrain daily.


Prior experience teaching water skiing and/or wakeboarding or similar activities.
Prior experience operating personal watercraft and/or boats. Boat Driving License preferred.
Willingness and ability to lead other camp activities, particularly outdoor activities.

Additional Information

Additional training clinic for boat driving and water ski/wakeboard instruction is required of all Water Ski/Wakeboard Staff. American Red Cross Lifeguard course is provide for staff if needed.


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Alicia Theriault

Fernwood Cove 350 Island Pond Road
Harrison, Maine 04040