Job Posting

Waterfront Director

Supervised by:

Assistant Director


Head Staff of areas of waterfront areas (swim, ski, sail, paddle sports) (directly)

Staff within specialty area (indirectly)

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


  • Ensuring the health and safety of campers and staff during all waterfront swimming and boating activities.
  • Create and implement the waterfront safety training plan with the support of the Assistant Director for all waterfront staff.
  • Conduct regular waterfront procedure drills throughout the Summer.
  • Ensure all relevant waterfront safety policies and procedures are being followed by everyone in camp throughout the summer.
  • Visit each waterfront specialty area daily to conduct safety inspections (both staffing and equipment) and report issues to Assistant Director
  • Ensure injury reports are filled in and submitted promptly.


Staff Supervision/Programming

  • Conduct regular department meetings
  • Provide clear direction to waterfront staff on expectations and motivate staff to perform their best.
  • Execute regular informal supervisory meetings and formal written evaluations.
  • Oversee program development and implementation within the waterfront specialty areas, including daily activity periods, camp wide programs etc.
    • Ensure programming is fun, safe, and skill based.
  • Support cabin, unit, and all-camp programs by providing lifeguards and helping with scheduling.


  • Being a member of the Hanhallah (leadership team) and executing Hanhallah duties including participating in meetings as well as maintaining and supporting camp policy.
  • Being assigned as a support person to a specific unit and helping with unit issues and evening programs.
  • Being a role model at all times and helping to facilitate the development of a positive Jewish identity in campers
  • Other duties which may be assigned at the discretion of the Camp Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director.


  • Experience in supervisory role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Overnight camping experience (an asset)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude
  • Proven waterfront safety track record with ability to take a lead in emergencies.
  • Currently hold or be able to obtain a National Lifeguard Certification by June 2023.
  • Currently hold or be able to obtain a boaters license.
  • Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor Certification (an asset).
  • Must be 5th year staff age (21 years old) or above.

Contract Dates and Compensation:

The dates of employment run from June 21-August 21, 2023. Staff live in private accommodations on site with 1-2 other staff members. Total compensation is $2,550-$3,750 plus room and board.

Application Process:

Please apply on our website

For any application questions, email Jared Kaminsky, Assistant Director, at

Camp George maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state/province, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. Camp George encourages applications from women, people of colour, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.


Waterfront / Swim Specialist


URJ Camp George

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