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Day Camp Lifeguard (Full-Time Summer)

West Bend, WI 53095
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Who We Are

Girl Scouts create the world they want to live in and strive to make it better every single day. They explore their strengths, take on new challenges, and can always be themselves, regardless of background or ability. Working for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is much more than just a job; it's an opportunity to bring your talent, passion, and perspective to a girl-centric, mission driven organization. We are seeking individuals committed to making a difference and are enthusiastic team players who want to join an organization with a proud history and a growing future. Joining our staff means working to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment that strives for equity for all.

Position Summary

Maintain and enforce safe waterfront practices while implementing waterfront activities. Assist in the supervision of campers, staff, and volunteers during waterfront activity times. Be an active participant in the campers' experience and camp community. Uphold all camp policies, procedures, and safety standards for the wellbeing of staff and campers. This seasonal full-time position is needed at Camp Silver Brook in West Bend, WI from June 2023 through August 2023.

What You'll Do

  • Be responsible for maintaining the health and safety of campers.
  • Lifeguard the waterfront events, including facilitating activities.
  • Teach, lead and/or supervise paddling activities.
  • Participate in drills and skills practice for the lifeguards.
  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for organization, safety, cleanliness, and good repair. Report needed repairs.
  • Assist in the opening and closing of the waterfront for the summer and daily.
  • Ensure adherence to Wisconsin ATCP 78, and GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints for Water Activities.
  • Help campers and volunteers follow directions and rules.
  • Supervise campers' participation in structured and unstructured activities.
  • Ensure implementation of the Girl Scout program.
  • Share with girls the process of being a lifeguard, to encourage future lifeguards for camp.
  • Promote a sense of responsibility toward preservation of natural resources at the waterfront site
  • Help with daily camp operations as needed and as time permits (e.g., flag, fire building, activities).
  • Lead or assist with water- related program activities as requested such as Yell and Tell and fishing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Current certification American Red Cross Lifeguard or certification from another organization having equal standards. Waterfront Module preferred.
  • Current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid.
  • Small watercraft experience (kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding) preferred. Willing to train.
  • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs.
  • Experience in an aquatic setting; lake setting experience or certification is preferred.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the philosophy of the Girl Scout program and enroll as a Girl Scout member.
  • Provide own transportation to and from camp each day.
  • Physical demands and work environment regularly requires the employee to walk, hike, and work outdoors in wooded areas and on uneven natural paths.

EEO & Anti-Racist Statement

The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) has a vision for a deeply inclusive membership, staff, and volunteers. To foster a culture of belonging while providing equitable service delivery above and beyond Equal Opportunity requirements, GSWISE candidates must be committed towards cultural competency growth and to work within diverse teams. Our Girl Scout Law demands we seek racial equity for everyone and do our part to dismantle systemic racism. GSWISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2023-01-21 Expires: 2023-02-22

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