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Camp Trefoil Waterfront Manager - New York State

Looking for a fun management job on the water? We are seeking a Waterfront Manager for the upcoming fun filled camp season at Camp Trefoil in Harrisville, NY.  Trefoil is located on the outskirts of the gorgeous Adirondack Park. Campers get the ultimate high adventure and wilderness experience while spending a week in an intimate, outdoorsy setting. Trefoil features GSNYPENN’s only high and low ropes course! With its proximity to the Adirondack Park, Trefoil is a great location for any camper looking to explore the outdoors! Most campers spend their week sleeping in a-frame units, or our famous yurt!


Job Summary:

The Waterfront Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of all activities at the camp’s waterfront, and ensuring that all waterfront activities occur in a safe and age appropriate manner. The Waterfront Manager will regularly employ risk management skills, continuously ensuring camper and employee safety at the waterfront. The Waterfront Manager also works with all members of the Administrative Team to provide ample, constant support to the unit counselors.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

•     Attend mandatory staff training 

•     Attend staff meetings.

•     Lead waterfront staff in-service trainings.

•     Participate in the planning and conducting of pre-camp training, including training waterfront staff, counseling staff, and fellow administrative staff in their waterfront responsibilities and respective roles.

•     Supervise all waterfront staff, including regular, spontaneous evaluation and feedback; complete mid-season and summer’s end performance appraisals of Lifeguards in conjunction with the Camp Director.

•     Keep the Camp Director regularly informed of waterfront staff performance, morale and conflicts.

•     Maintain in depth knowledge about the facility and its emergency action plan; ensure proper safety procedures are followed at the waterfront, and activate the emergency action plan when necessary.

•     Respond to on-site incidents and accidents. Follow reporting procedures to the Camp Director

•     Utilize CPR and First Aid training as necessary.

•     Maintain an understanding of NYS Department of Health standards, Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints and American Camp Association safety requirements as pertaining to the waterfront.

•     Set up and clean up the waterfront prior to and after daily use, ensure completion of daily logs, ensure equipment is in good working order; maintain organization of waterfront equipment.

•     Assist in the management and care of the camp facility and equipment, and assist with monitoring the property for maintenance needs, including taking consistent inventory of supplies and replenishing supplies as needed.

•     Act as a leader and role model to other staff members through enthusiastic participation in all camp programming.

•     Utilize excellent customer service skills, maintain a professional demeanor and positive, upbeat disposition, maintain the tenets of the Girl Scout Law, maintain a willingness to help others, and communicate with other staff members in a way that is positive and encouraging.

•     Cover unit staff evenings off, rest hours off, and any and all other time-off as assigned.

•     Serve as a unit mentor, conduct frequent check-ins with assigned unit during unit time; serve as a resource for unit counselors needing support.

•     Assist with weekly camp clean up, including sweeping, mopping, sanitizing, trash pick- up, etc.

•     Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols required by NYS Department of Health and GSNYPENN. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

The  Waterfront  Manager  supervises Lifeguards. The  Waterfront  Manager also supervises campers.


Minimum Qualification Standards:

•     Be at least 21 years of age.

•     Ability to schedule and supervise staff; supervisory experience helpful.

•     Current Lifeguarding certification with appropriate Waterfront module and up-to-date CPR and First Aid a must.

•     Current Lifeguard Management Certification (or willingness to obtain).

•     Required experience: Minimum one summer of experience as a summer day or resident camp lifeguard, or minimum 18 weeks experience at another aquatics facility staffed by more than one lifeguard at a time.

•     Believe in the Girl Scout mission.

•     Experience working with children in an outdoor setting preferred, but not necessary.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


•     Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•     Strong  organizational  skills  including  the  ability  to  manage  multiple  projects  and  details simultaneously.

•     Possess  good  character,  integrity,  patience,  sense  of  humor,  enthusiasm,  a  high  level  of flexibility, and willingness to be apart

of the camp community.

•     Ability to work productively in a fast paced, stressful environment.

•     Skills  related  to  program  planning  and  implementation,  such  as:  time  management, creativity, flexibility, public speaking skills, organization, and strong interpersonal skills.


Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to move objects.
  • Walking on uneven terrain, up and down hills for distances up to ½ mile
  • Endurance to meet emergency need
  • Ability (and willingness) to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours


Environmental Conditions:

The  employee  is  subject  to  inside  and/or  outside  environmental  conditions,  noise,  

outdoor elements such as rain, wind, sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, and bats.