Department: Program
Reports to: Aquatics Director
Employment Dates: June 20th to August 8th, 2021

Job Summary:

The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.  The lifeguard Activity Leaders meet the mission of Double H by implementing a safe fishing, boating, and swimming program for our campers.  Lifeguards are responsible for designing and implementing a program area that promotes safety and fun.

Main Responsibilities:

Pre- Session:

  • Collaborate with Aquatics Director and team to provide the Assistant Camp Director, Programs with a detailed plan of activities that will be implemented during the session. These plans should be engaging, adapted to meet campers’ needs and COVID protocols, fit into the theme of the session and allow for flexibility. Must include all-weather plans to facilitate programming in the event of closing aquatics areas.
  • Collaborate with the Aquatics Director to create purchase orders to ensure the program has adequate supplies for the week
  • Evaluate aquatics areas, equipment, and supplies for safety and readiness

During Session:

  • Be present at all aquatics activities at the waterfront and the pool
  • Be aware of camper’s personal fears and concerns
  • Follow the model of Intentional Programming set forth by the Leadership team
  • Act as a role model and set an example for campers, staff, and volunteers
  • Provide regular and positive feedback to campers, staff, and volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Aquatics Director to modify all aquatics activities due to inclement weather or pool issues
  • Facilitate alternative programming for cabins who have had their rotation canceled
  • Ensure that all campers, staff, and volunteers are practicing proper hygiene and following COVID safety protocols while at the Aquatics program area.
  • Ensure that all supplies are safely stored, maintained, and disinfected between uses (when possible). Remove and report items in disrepair.
  • Required to be at program area whenever scheduled
  • *Required to help leadership team set up and facilitate camp-wide programming when available and able
  • *Encouraged to help create virtual content to keep campers connected who could not be on camp this summer
  • Attend and give updates at weekly Activity Leader meetings
  • Required to perform daily pool cleaning, recording of chemical levels, and various other emergency protocol upon consulting facilities staff and Assistant Camp Director, Program

*Only required if residential

Post Session:

  • Attend and give updates at weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure that all supplies are safely stored, maintained, and disinfected. Remove and report items in disrepair
  • Review previous session activities and modify based on success of the activity
  • Provide feedback to Aquatics Director for weekly program evaluation


  • Establish a routine for campers, staff, and volunteers when they attend the program area
  • Use appropriate behavior management at all times
  • Monitor children’s health daily: reporting any symptoms to the medical staff immediately


  • Report any acts of maltreatment, neglect and/or any other violation of camp policies immediately to the Camp Director
  • Ensure that American Camping Association standards, SeriousFun Children’s Network standards and NYS Department of Health standards are being implemented and followed
  • Must complete all medical and employment forms
  • Must adhere to all safety rules and teach campers what those rules are
  • Responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies and procedures contained within the camp manual
  • Provide safe alternate activities when weather is inclement
  • Follow all COVID-19 precautions; including appropriate mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing both in and out of session

Staff Team:

  • Actively participate in staff training
  • Support other members of the staff
  • Be a role model for all staff and volunteers
  • Complete mid-season and end of season evaluations of your Unit Leader and summer program
  • Treat other staff and volunteers with professionalism and respect
  • Accept supervision and guidance from staff and supervisors


  • At least 19 years of age
  • Hold current American Red Cross lifeguarding certification and CPR certification (CPR must be updated yearly)
  • Complete and pass our background check protocol
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard at a children’s program

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to provide complete, independent personal care for yourself in regards to: hygiene maintenance & medical needs & medication administration.
  • Must be able to provide personal care for campers including: bathing, toileting, changing diapers, dressing, transferring children out of their wheelchair, etc.
  • Must be able to physically and mentally able to work 12 hour shifts with limited breaks.
  • Must possess the strength and stamina to maintain constant supervisor of campers for the duration of the season.
  • Be able to push, pull, lift and carry items up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to supervise and instruct campers; this will require the ability to walk, sit, climb, kneel, crouch and stand.

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