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Swim Instructor + Lifeguard

Camp Kirk


The Swim Instructor is responsible for overseeing all matters concerning the Camp Kirk swim program and pool. The following outlines the main job duties of the Swim Instructor:

Swim Program: planning and facilitating a fun and engaging recreational swim program that meets the needs of individual campers, as well as the whole group.

Lifeguarding: daily lifeguarding duties, as well as supervising and overseeing the team of lifeguards that supervise the pool during ‘free swims’.

Pool Maintenance:  conducting daily maintenance to ensure that the pool is in a healthy and safe state for swimming [previous experience not required- training provided]

The Swim Instructor is part of the General Staff team. In addition to their program area, all staff are assigned a cabin group of 4-6 campers that they are responsible for within a counsellor team of 3-4 staff members. Staff are assigned a different cabin group and counselling teams each session, therefore there is the possibility to work with any and all age groups (ages 6-16), and a variety of different staff members.



The dates of employment run from June 18th – September 2nd. Staff reside at camp in cabins with 2-4 other staff members. Room and Board is provided over and above the salary.

The compensation for first-year staff is $3,335* *$2,635 base salary + $700 bonus compensation for submitting contract documents on time and completing the summer season



19 years of age by June 2021

Able to obtain CPR and Standard First Aid certification by June 2021

Previous experience working in a camp environment is an asset

Previous experience working with children and/or individuals with exceptionalities is an asset



Fill out a Staff Application through the Camp Kirk website, or using the following link:


Waterfront / Swim Specialist

February 18, 2021

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