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Waterfront Director – Willowgrove-Fraser Lake Camp

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As the Head Lifeguard, you will be part of the Camp Staff and in charge of ensuring the overall safety and supervision of the waterfront. You must obtain valid National Lifesaving Society, Standard First Aid, and Pleasure Craft certifications. You are in charge of supervising the lifeguards that are on duty and helping by being part of the lifeguard rotations. You must be present at all swim times and water related activities – unless you are on your hour off – to make sure the rules and regulations of the waterfront are being properly enforced. You are also required to organize and lead training for all of the lifeguards during staff training, and periodically throughout the camp season that complies with the LSS standards. As part of the Camp Staff, you must also respect and follow the rules and policies of Fraser Lake Camp. Some of the weekly tasks that you will perform are:

Carry out facility opening and closing procedures by completion of the appropriate form and ensure that the document is stored in the Programs Office at the end of each day
Maintain the equipment through checking its quality and safety at the waterfront and inform the camp director if any of it needs to be replaced, or the Head of Maintenance if it needs to be fixed
Conduct one staff swim test at the beginning of the summer and conduct weekly swimming tests for the new campers and maintain a record of the swimming abilities
Ensure that all records and reports are completed correctly and kept in a safe and dry spot during the day, and returned to the Program Office at the end of each day
Ensure that the First Aid kit is properly stocked at all times and returned to the Programs Office at the end of each day
Make sure that there is a Walkie Talkie present at the waterfront whenever it is open with a full battery and that it is returned to the Programs Office at the end of the day and plugged in to charge
Be aware of the weather conditions and determine the appropriate action in regards to having the waterfront, including canoeing and kayaking, open or closed
Ensure that Morning Dip is announced the night before, and orchestrate the camp wide activity on the morning of through ringing the bell and maintaining a record for the Program Director(s) of cabins that participated for Cabin Fairy points
Organize a schedule of lifeguards to provide a short swim time for campers who remain at camp during change-overs
Be prepared to go above and beyond your job description! ☺


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