Waterfront Director

YMCA Storer Camps has been serving youth and families for over 100 years
Camp Description
YMCA Storer Camps offers educational programs, character development and team building services to youth and adults through our three core programs: Outdoor Environmental Education, Summer Overnight Camp, and Specialty Programs & Group Retreats. Located in southeast Michigan on 1,200 acres surrounding Stony Lake, our 15 unique ecosystems provide a natural learning environment for campers, students, teachers and families year round.
Job Description

To lend support to the entire Summer Camp staff and structure. Responsible for the safe operations and supervision of all waterfronts and watercraft programs and activities. Responsible for enforcing all state and licensing regulations and camp policy.


Must be at least 21 years of age and be skilled in Lifeguard supervision and the overall programming of an aquatic area.  Must be a certified Lifeguard, and in CPR and First Aid.  WSI is strongly encouraged.

Essential Functions

·         Provide, enforce and maintain the safety standards and regulations of the Aquatic Department.

·         Supervise the aquatic and counseling staff during general swim and boating activities.

·         Responsible for care and upkeep of all waterfront and watercraft equipment.

·         Oversee the instruction of aquatic lessons during class period and take the lead in all camp waterfront and watercraft activities during designated periods.

·         Lead weekly in-service lessons for aquatic staff.

·         Responsible for managing water safety drills on the waterfront.

·         Effectively coordinate the operation of swim checks on opening day.

·         Develop weekly aquatic activity and staffing schedules with Village Directors, Assistant Program Directors and Summer Camp Director.

·         Perform an inventory on all aquatic equipment at the beginning and end of the summer, indicating repair needs.

·         Inform the Summer Director of any events that may affect the overall well being of campers and staff.

·         Maintain a written log of daily incidents and camp-related phone calls.

·         Maintain an open door policy for staff and campers.

·         Perform written evaluations for staff at the end of the summer.

·         Follow all camp policies and procedures.

·         Any other duties assigned that enhance any/all camp programs and the experiences of all campers and participants at YMCA Storer Camps.


The Waterfront Director is part of a staff team that will work together to provide quality camping programs in an environment that fulfills the YMCA’s mission and Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. In addition, this team will also be accountable for working in a manner that will ensure the financial stability, which allows for future growth and development.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to plan, lead and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

There has never been a better time to join the YMCA of Greater Toledo! Our employees enjoy a diverse and inclusive environment and the opportunity to do cause-driven work to impact our communities through: helping kids succeed in school, helping people improve health and well-being, and bringing people together. If you are interested and have the skills and desire to make a difference, please continue by completing the application. Thank you for your interest in our Y!