Waterfront/ Aquatics Director


Classification: Summer/ Seasonal

Job Type: Contract from May- August

Reports to: Camp Director

Location: Camp Good Days Recreational Facility in Branchport, NY

Residential commitment preferred, Housing/ Meals provided during time of employment

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun aquatics program
    • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers, volunteers, and staff
    • Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities
  2. Train and supervise lifeguarding staff
    • Train lifeguarding and counseling staff in their aquatics responsibilities
    • Supervise waterfront staff to provide a safe and high-quality program
    • Implement the weekly scheduling and training of aquatics staff
  3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront and pool program areas
    • Instruct and monitor proper use of equipment
    • Conduct a daily check of equipment and program areas for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
    • Submit equipment and supplies requests as needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials
  4. Participate as a member of the camp management team to plan, direct, and supervise evening programs, weekend programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
    • Work with Camp Director and program staff to develop a program curriculum, awards programs, and leadership programs


Other Job Duties:

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned
  • Participate in management and staff meetings


  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Hold an accepted and current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Current certification in a training course for lifeguard supervision and management preferred
  • Current Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred
  • Have a minimum of:
    • one season of previous experience as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children’s camp; OR
    • two seasons of previous experience consisting of at least 12 weeks as a children’s camp lifeguard which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; OR
    • 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach, which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time.

To Apply:

Please submit letter of interest and resume, to:

Caitlyn Bailey, Camp Director

Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc.

1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, PO Box 665

Mendon, NY 14506

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 585-624-5799