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Camp Felix of the New York Foundling is a non-profit summer sleepaway camp serving children who are involved in the child welfare system. Located in beautiful Putnam Valley, New York (60 mins north of NYC), our camp provides children ages 8-15 with the most unforgettable summer experience. Join our team and help us change lives this summer!

Lifeguard Position:

Lifeguards are responsible for helping create a fun-filled and safe swim program at Camp Felix which allows campers to learn new skills, develop their motor and coordination skills, improve self-esteem, and relieve stress through physical exercise. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist with preparation of pool for proper use; assure pool cleanliness. 
  • Ensure that safety rules and procedures are followed by staff and campers.
  • Ensure proper equipment is present at the pool, including lifesaving devices.
  • Assist with maintaining and recording daily pool chlorine and pH levels
  • Assist with testing and marking each camper’s swimming ability.
  • Oversee implementation of the buddy system and pool entry and exit.
  • Supervise all staff and campers participating in swimming activities.
  • Assist with swimming instruction.
  • Respond to all pool emergencies.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience with summer camps preferred.
  • Lifeguarding experience required, preferably in a child-friendly pool setting (camp, rec center, etc).
  • Experience teaching children how to swim preferred.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and concerned about safety first at all times.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, campers, and supervisors.
  • Must be able to take direction and follow rules, procedures and guidelines effectively.
  • Must be enthusiastic, approachable and dedicated to helping children enjoy swimming and being in the pool.
  • Updated Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR certifications required, Water Safety Instructor certification helpful. Help with getting updated certifications is available.


Camp Felix of the New York Foundling is a non-profit summer sleepaway camp serving children who are involved in the child welfare system. Located in beautiful Putnam Valley, New York (60 mins north of NYC), our camp provides children ages 8-15…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 9, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$1,000 per week

Benefits

Room and board included at camp (3 meals per day).

Room and board included at camp (3 meals per day).

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be proficient in English

Must be proficient in English

Location

On-site
Putnam Valley, NY, USA

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Instructions:

To apply, visit: https://www.nyfoundling.org/campfelixjobs/

For more information about Camp Felix, visit: https://www.nyfoundling.org/what-we-do/our-programs/education/camp-felix/

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