Job Posting

Beach Lifeguard

Frontier Trails Camp

RESPONSIBLE TO         the Activity Coordinator and Director


GENERAL PURPOSE      To oversee the safe implementation of all Waterfront Activities

To teach swimming lessons (an asset) & a variety of Waterfront Activities

To maintain the Waterfront so it is clean and safe

To also be a Dorm leader, or activity leader if called upon to do so

REQUIREMENTS           18 years of age with

Current NLS

Current 1st Aid and CPR

Current Red Cross Instructors or equivalent an asset

ORCA qualifications or equivalent an asset

*Proof of qualifications will be required

Police Check


 Hold training sessions for Waterfront staff to review all waterfront regulations, general

procedures and emergency procedures

  1. Ensure that all Waterfront staff qualifications are current
  2. Ensure that all areas of the Waterfront meet or exceed Health Code regulations
  3. Check first aid kits, emergency horns, signage, reaching poles, spinal boards, lifejackets

and ring buoys to see they are in place and in good working order

  1. Designate a back up guard or teacher in an emergency situation
  2. Oversee all Waterfront activities – work with the Program Director
  3. Be responsible to determine if the staff member is safe and competent in the specific capacity

they are assigned to

  1. Coordinate with the Program Director for all Waterfront special Program events
  2. Ensure that other Waterfront staff are maintaining their areas and equipment in safe manor
  3. Visit all waterfront areas at least once /day
  4. Encourage a unified and disciplined team of staff
  5. Be approachable and understanding
  6. Fill out all reports promptly and ensure incident reports are handed in to the Nurse or director.
  7. Take the Waterfront staff through the Risk Management sheets and have them sign off





  1. Make sure that all safety items are readily available: spinal board, life jackets in good order,

emergency horns, first aid kit, extra whistles, accident/incident report book, extra sun block,

hats, teaching aids, poles and ring buoys

  1. Monitor damage to all Waterfront equipment: lifejackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, row boats;

All damage must be reported and the equipment removed from the area according to the camp

Risk Management protocols


  1. Check life jackets regularly for safety issues: lost belts, torn sides or zippers, punky or folded

floatation material that no longer functions as it should. Discard to program director as needed. Make a record of      what has been discarded and inform the Director

  1. Notify the Program Director of any supplies or needed equipment
  2. Assign river / pond staff to clean sheds weekly
  3. Do not let the lifejackets sit outside in the sun. When dry, they should be put away on rack in the shade or in the boat house.
  4. Encourage the staff to maintain high standards in all areas



  • Be an example of good character and help to instill this exemplary character and self-esteem in campers & other staff.
  • Attend morning Staff  Meetings
  • Have solid organizational skills
  • Have an ability to clearly convey instructions to others
  • Be patient and enthusiastic
  • Be supportive and encouraging of all camper efforts
  • Have a desire to see high standards kept in every Activity program
  • Demonstrate and promote good work habits
  • Attend all evening programs to help with supervision
  • Assist & lifeguard on a cabin cookout on Wednesday night
  • Be willing to perform tasks other than those assigned, if requested
  • Belief in and support the mission of Frontier Trails Camp







Waterfront / Swim Specialist

June 1, 2021

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