Lifeguard is one of the most popular positions at summer camps and all camps hire several qualified lifeguards each year to help supervise swimming pools and lakes that campers will be enjoying to escape the heat.
Lifeguard jobs at summer camps in America require that individuals hold specific lifeguarding qualifications, although some camps will actually hire certain staff and have them arrive early so that they can train them and get them qualified to work in this position while at camp.
This position, like any related to safety, is a very important positions and quality candidates who hold the required qualifications are highly sort after by camps.
You must be a responsible, attentive person to work in this role and you must also be a strong swimmer. Normally you will work as part of a team of summer camp lifeguards and rotate duties throughout the day to help keep you focused.
Usually lifeguards will also be asked to help general camp counselors with evening activities when all water activities are complete for the day. This position is a highly popular role and can be a fantastic experience for anyone that has the required credentials.
Rate of Pay
As a qualified lifeguard you will typically earn more than other camp counselors and often your salary will depend on which agency you apply with.
For international staff we would recommend applying with Stars N Stripes Summer Camp Staffing, they specialize in identifying suitable candidates for specialist positions, such as camp lifeguard, and pay more than any other organization.
To work in this position it is very important that you are a strong swimmer, obviously, and have the relevant lifeguarding skills required by the country you are working in. Camps that have lakes may require additional training to back up regular swimming pool lifeguard qualifications.
What They Say
"Spending a summer working as a lifeguard on a summer camp is amazing! Your main job duties are to supervise campers while they swim or take place in other water based activities. You get to meet some amazing people and even take time to travel at the end of the summer!."
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