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Waterfront Director Position


Responsible for health safety and welfare of campers on the waterfront.  Responsible for directing programs and performing duties associated with waterfront activities. 


  • Direct and lead swimming tests and programs.

  • Initiate strict and efficient water safety programs in keeping with the American Camping Association, YMCA, State of Wisconsin and Red Cross requirements.

  • Design programs to help children learn and improve their skills.

  • Supervise and train aquatic staff.

  • Initiate waterfront emergency drills as needed.

  • Supervise all boating and other on-the-water activities including in-camp overnight trips where aquatic activities occur. 

  • Establish work schedules of aquatic staff as needed and schedules of waterfront activities.

  • Maintain all watercraft and equipment in good, working condition. Ensure that all watercraft, motorized and non-motorized meet ACA and State codes. This includes fueling all boat motors with proper gas/oil mixtures.

  • Schedule and teach lifeguard in-services and other necessary trainings.

  • Maintain camper's wellbeing and safety when in public or working with public providers.

  • Stay up-to-date on current information in the field concerning aquatic safety and programming.

  • All Support Staff are highly involved with the camper experience throughout their contracted stay at Camp Manitou. This involves supporting counselors in varying activity areas and evening activities, as well as responsibility for the care and wellbeing of all campers.

  • Other duties that support other Support Staff areas.

Qualifications- Required​

  • Attend and assist in staff training

  • Lifeguard certification


Qualifications- Preferred

  • Recommended to be 21 years of age

  • Lifeguard Instructor certification 

  • Boaters safety certification

  • Exemplary driving record with a commitment to take vehicle safety course at camp in order to drive camp vehicles

*We strongly prefer candidates to have at least 3 of the 4 qualifications

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