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Waterfront Team – Lifeguard

WATERFRONT TEAM – LIFEGUARD June 27 – August 5 , 2022
(exact dates negotiable)

The Lifeguard is a vital part of the Camp Shomria team, contributing to waterfront safety for ~90 campers (aged 7-16) and ~40 staff. The Lifeguard works closely with the other Lifeguards, Leadership Team, and the Camp Director to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the whole camp community on the waterfront.

This role is a seasonal summer full-time position (on site), with limited part-time hours before the summer camp session begins (onboarding and relationship building). During the summer session, the position will include on times daily and flexible breaks. The Lifeguard Team, along with the Leadership Team and Camp Director will create the daily/weekly schedule collaboratively based on the number of Lifeguards available and the needs this summer. The Lifeguard reports to the Camp Director.

Specific Responsibilities of the Lifeguard include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the waterfront during designated swim hours
  • Explain and enforce rules, regulations and protocols to ensure the safety of all
  • Monitor users of the water trampoline to ensure their safety
  • Monitor the camp waterfront to identify potential hazards at every session (e.g. presence of wildlife)
  • Respond to emergencies on the waterfront or elsewhere on Camp, if present
  • Perform first aid procedures as necessary
  • Maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the waterfront in collaboration with the Camp Shomria staff
  • Maintain incident records and reports
  • Liaise with the on-site Health team to ensure that the waterfront first aid kit is replenished appropriately
  • May act as a Lifeguard on Camp Shomria overnight canoe trips
  • Be present at camp on-site for the full duration of your time at camp (housing is provided), weaving yourself into the fabric of the camp community (including but not limited to meal times, full camp gatherings each morning, etc.)
  • Communicate patiently and effectively with all members of Camp, with particular understanding of those who do not speak English as a first language
  • Additional responsibilities as required

Key Qualifications:

  • Proficient verbal communication skills
  • Confident to navigate inter-cultural differences when working with those from diverse and differing backgrounds
  • AED certification preferred
  • Previous lifeguarding experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with children and youth (ages 6-25) preferred


  • 16 years of age or older
  • Currently NLS certified, or have a recently lapsed NLS and willing to recertify prior to Camp
  • Physically able to perform the duties of Lifeguard
  • Must provide clear criminal background check
  • Must be able to live on site at Camp Shomria for the duration of the contract (June
    27 – August 5), unless otherwise negotiated
  • All Camp Shomria staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who are eligible for accommodations will be provided them upon request during the hiring process. References may be requested following the interview process.

Camp Shomria is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About Hashomer Hatzair Camp Shomria:
Hashomer Hatzair is a worldwide youth movement active in over 20 countries globally. Hashomer Hatzair has been at the forefront of youth-led experiential Jewish education and community building for over 100 years. Our focus is on equipping our youth with a strong Jewish cultural identity, a deep relationship and engagement with Israel that inspires them to build achvat amim (solidarity of nations), towards a just and lasting peace, and a strong community oriented toward social justice. Located on Otty Lake, in Perth, Ontario, Camp Shomria is the Hashomer Hatzair immersive summer home away from home, where lifelong friendships are made. Days are spent swimming, canoeing, playing sports and games, doing arts and crafts, tending our gardens, making music and drama, and so much more.


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