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Camp Program Leader/Lifeguard

at YMCA of San Diego County

Posted: 3/2/2020
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 13739

Job Description

Job Status:
Accepting Applications

Looking for a fun job to build your leadership skills?

Would you be a positive, enthusiastic role model to campers?

Are you 18 or older?

Join us as a Camp Program Leader & Lifeguard!


  • Cameron Family YMCA
  • Dan McKinney Family YMCA
  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
  • Ryan Family YMCA (Peninsula)

Y would I apply?

  • FREE Complete Gym Membership
  • FREE Workout Classes
  • FREE Pool Access
  • Work with Your Friends - Text them the link to this page now!
  • Build Your Resume
  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Involvement

Sound good? (We think so, too!) Here’s what you would do:

  • Contribute to planning and implementation of the daily program
  • Plan and implement lesson plans in areas of outdoor education, arts & crafts, cooking, sports or recreational games, drama, singing, team building and science
  • Create an age-appropriate learning environment, which allows for and fosters creativity and individuality in the campers
  • Practice preventative lifeguard techniques at all times
  • Provide constant supervision of assigned campers at all times
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all campers in the group and entire camp
  • Maintain a positive and responsive relationship with staff, campers and parents
  • Encourage positive social skills and appropriate behavior by example
  • Notify City or County Lifeguards upon arrival at beach to establish optimal location for camp and to ensure safety of all campers
  • Educate participants regarding boundaries and rules of swimmer area

“OK, I’m sold!” What do I need to qualify?

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience working with children
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
    • Must crossover to YMCA certification within 6 months
  • Current Certifications:
    • CPR for Professional Rescuer
    • First Aid
    • O2
    • The Certifications above must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
      • American Red Cross
      • American Heart Association
      • American Safety & Health Institute
  • Must pass written and practical skills exam prior to duty
  • Ability to lead campers in at least 2 of the following areas: recreational games, drama, crafts, outdoor education, songs, sports, aquatics, team building or science
  • Ability to monitor all waterfront field trip and activities
  • Ability to lead in group activities and to perform related physical skills
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents, and the physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures

Application Instructions

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