Camp Aquatics Specialist

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Job Description

As the Aquatics Specialist you will actively supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate aquatic programs and events.  You will be responsible for supervising Swim Instructors and Lifeguards, providing progressive instruction in aquatics activities while working with leadership staff and the Program Director to organize & implement overall camp programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, and facilitate all aquatic programming for Day Camp, Overnight Camp and visiting groups

Monitor pool equipment and supplies; repair and resupply as necessary

Work with leadership staff & all staff to coordinate and implement overall camp program

Serve as a cabin counselor when coverage is needed 

Starting Wage: $390+ per week, depending on qualifications

*This is a Residential position that includes room and board*

Date of Employment:  June 13th – August 25, 2023 (dates are approximate)

Everyone is Welcome

The Y stands for nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, gender expression, race, or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism.



  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • One season or more of camp experience and lifeguard experience required.
  • Preferred: Experience in teaching swim lessons and/or two years of personal organized swim experience.
  • Positive attitude and previous experience with diverse populations
  • Knowledge and skills in program activities and related equipment set-up, and the ability to instruct participants in age appropriate techniques.
  • Required: Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or Red Cross Lifeguard certification (with the ability to obtain the YMCA Lifeguard certification during staff training). 
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online and in-person training as required.