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Water Sports

No matter how big or small, each camp location has
access to a body of water.  

Whether it is a swimming pool, lake or the ocean, the waterfront is a central part of every camp location and therefore watersports staff are highly sought after.

Swim Instructor

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

 

Become a Swim Instructor at camp, spend your summer in and around the water and help campers improve their swimming ability.

 

As a Swim Instructor, you will spend your days coaching campers, both 1-to-1 and in groups, from beginner level to advanced. 

To be considered for this position, you must;

Your role will include;

You may be required to complete the American Water Safety Course after arrival at camp. You must have a camp recognised first aid certification. 

Scuba Diving Master

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

Love to Scuba Dive? Got your Dive Master certification? If you said yes to both of those, you are in for an incredible summer at camp when chosen to work as a Scuba Diving Master. 

Whether on the lake or in the ocean, if scuba diving is an activity available at camp, it is unlikely that you will be leading a beginner in the sport.

Your role will include;

Lifeguard

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

 

Take your Lifeguard skills to the next level in 2021 and spend your summer soaking up the sunshine in the incredible U S of A.

 

Being a strong swimmer is essential and having a ACA recognised lifeguard certification is preferred. Some camps will still be willing to consider hiring you if you hold a non-recognised or expired certification as camps regularly hold lifeguard training courses as part of staff training.

 

You must be responsible and alert. Waterfront emergencies are rare but do happen and it is up to you to ensure a situation doesn’t turn from bad to worse should one occur. 

Your role will include;

Sailing Instructor/Boat Driving

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

If you love being out on the water and hold relevant certifications, you could land an epic job at camp this summer as a Sailing Instructor or Boat Driver.

 

Dependant on the camp location, your boat job could take you out on the lake, down the local river or out onto the vast ocean to share your skills with keen campers and feel the wind in your hair as you ride the waves; helping to develop campers skills and increase their confidence on the water.

 

To be considered for a role of this type, you must be dedicated and knowledgeable with a good amount of applicable experience. Camper safety is paramount so you will also be required to hold a camp recognised first aid certification. 

As part of the role, you will be;

Canoe/Kayak Instructor

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

Enjoy a summer of fun and adventure as a Canoe or Kayak Instructor with Skilled Summers in 2021. 

 

Whether out canoeing on the lake or taking on the rapids on the local river in a kayak, both of these areas are incredibly popular activity choices by campers.

 

A camps facilities may vary dependant on size but most have a vast range of equipment to take out on the water and are looking for the perfect staff to man these areas who are responsible, skilled and will make sure every second the campers are in the canoe or kayak is a fun one.  

As an instructor, you will;

Other in-demand skills – Waterfront Management, Water Skiing, Paddle Boarding, Diving, Fishing, Jet ski, Wake Boarding, Windsurfing

Swim Instructor

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

  • ASA level 2 Swimming teacher
  • STA Swimming Teaching Association qualification
  • NPLQ/RLSS lifeguard certification

Become a Swim Instructor at camp, spend your summer in and around the water and help campers improve their swimming ability.

As a Swim Instructor, you will spend your days coaching campers, both 1-to-1 and in groups, from beginner level to advanced. 

To be considered for this position, you must;

  • be comfortable swimming in pools and lake/dark water
  • have an ACA recognised swimming instructor qualification

Your role will include;

  • teaching backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and sidestroke
  • teaching campers how to remain safe in, on and around water
  • emergency procedures
  • teaching diving techniques
  • lesson planning
  • creating games and activities to further campers ability 

You may be required to complete the American Water Safety Course after arrival at camp. You must have a camp recognised first aid certification. 

Scuba Diving Master

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

  • Rescue and Master diver certification
  • Minimum of 20 logged dives
  • CPR/First Aid certification

Love to Scuba Dive? Got your Dive Master certification? If you said yes to both of those, you are in for an incredible summer at camp when chosen to work as a Scuba Diving Master. 

Whether on the lake or in the ocean, if scuba diving is an activity available at camp, it is unlikely that you will be leading a beginner in the sport.

Your role will include;

  • being responsible for equipment, include maintenance
  • safely leading students on dives, including special dives (night diving, wrecks, salvage)

Lifeguard

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

  • NPLQ / RLSS certification (current or expired)
  • ASA level 2 swimming teacher (preferred but not essential)

Take your Lifeguard skills to the next level in 2021 and spend your summer soaking up the sunshine in the incredible U S of A.

Being a strong swimmer is essential and having a ACA recognised lifeguard certification is preferred. Some camps will still be willing to consider hiring you if you hold a non-recognised or expired certification as camps regularly hold lifeguard training courses as part of staff training.

You must be responsible and alert. Waterfront emergencies are rare but do happen and it is up to you to ensure a situation doesn’t turn from bad to worse should one occur. 

Your role will include;

  • maintaining swimmer safety using a ‘buddy system’
  • being prepared for each session (buoyancy aids, sunglasses)
  • handing out floats and buoyancy aids, for fun and to increase swimmer confidence in the water
  • perform water rescues when required (lifesaving tows, using a reach pole, perform a straddle jump, sidestroke)
  • treading water/surface diving
 

Sailing Instructor/Boat Driving

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

  • RYA level 2; dingy, multihull and small keelboats,
  • RYA level 2 Powerboat license

If you love being out on the water and hold relevant certifications, you could land an epic job at camp this summer as a Sailing Instructor or Boat Driver.

Dependant on the camp location, your boat job could take you out on the lake, down the local river or out onto the vast ocean to share your skills with keen campers and feel the wind in your hair as you ride the waves; helping to develop campers skills and increase their confidence on the water.

To be considered for a role of this type, you must be dedicated and knowledgeable with a good amount of applicable experience. Camper safety is paramount so you will also be required to hold a camp recognised first aid certification. 

As part of the role, you will be;

  • instructing a wide-range of water-based activities
  • working closely with camp lifeguards to ensure camper safety is maintained at all times.
  • responsible for the maintenance of the docking area, boathouse and boating equipment (cleaning, repairs, adding gas/oil)
  • pulling a waterskier in shallow/deep water or from a dock start or through a slalom course
  • towing a kneeboarder/wakeboarder/surfer/tuber

Canoe/Kayak Instructor

Preferred Experience/Qualifications;

  • BCU Level 2 coach
  • UKCC level 2 coach

Enjoy a summer of fun and adventure as a Canoe or Kayak Instructor with Skilled Summers in 2021. 

Whether out canoeing on the lake or taking on the rapids on the local river in a kayak, both of these areas are incredibly popular activity choices by campers.

A camps facilities may vary dependant on size but most have a vast range of equipment to take out on the water and are looking for the perfect staff to man these areas who are responsible, skilled and will make sure every second the campers are in the canoe or kayak is a fun one.  

As an instructor, you will;

  • lead groups of campers out on the water
  • teach campers all about the equipment used (paddle, life jacket)
  • teach campers how to move through the water using stroke technique
  • teach safety measures and maintain camper safety at all times. 
Other in-demand skills – Waterfront Management, Water Skiing, Paddle Boarding, Diving, Fishing, Jet ski, Wake Boarding, Windsurfing
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