Camp Aquatics Director
Camp Merz, BSA
Mayville, NY, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Camp Aquatics Director

Position Concept:
The Aquatics Director is a member of the camp staff who is responsible for maintaining and running the Waterfront area. As Director you will be working with several people under you in one of the most heavily responsible places in camp. You are directly responsible for everything that happens at the Waterfront ranging from pre-camp setup, everyday activities, safety, and any emergency that can happen.

Dates of Employment: June 23, 2023 to August 12, 2023

� Salary starts at $350/week
� Room and board: Tent quarters with electricity are provided in the �staff site�. Laundry facilities are on-site. All meals, Sunday Brunch provided. Staff will receive an employee discount to the camp Scout Store for their staff uniform parts.

� Must be at least 21 years of age.
� Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America, or willing to become registered.
� Certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or being willing to obtain at the camp�s expense.
� Possess a current BSA National certification for �Aquatics Instructor� or be willing to attend at camp�s expense.
� Be physically able to act quickly in emergencies, effectively communicate, and clearly understand oral and written communications.
� Possess superb leadership and managerial capabilities and have a high degree of personal integrity and dependability.
� Willing to complete a variety of other BSA trainings (included but not limited to Youth Protection Training and Weather Hazards).

Pre-camp Preparations
Preparation is critical in being able to perform your job as Aquatics Director. During "Directors Week and staff week" you should ensure that the following tasks are completed:
� Complete lesson plans BEFORE opening staff week
� The Aquatics Building is cleaned and supplies are inventoried.
� All program equipment is setup and checked.
� Staff members are trained in lifeguarding and Merit Badges
Duties During Camp
During the camp season, your duties may include any or all of the following:
� Responsible for the entire Aquatics Area and operation which includes the swimming area, boating area, fishing area and all buildings and grounds
� Supervise all Merit Badges taught at the Aquatics Area.
� Required for the weekly canoeing outpost across Chautauqua Lake
� Manage 6:30am polar bear swim twice per week
� Maintain the policies set up by the B.S.A.
� Strictly enforce the 8-Point Defense Swim Plan and Safety A'float Plan, and teach these plans to the Scouts and Scouters attending camp. A waterfront orientation will be given to all troops each week.
� Follows an instructional schedule and is in charge of all instruction.
� Has charge of swimming classification on Sunday afternoons and the rest of the week when needed.
� Is responsible for all aquatics advancement, which will be turned in to the Program Director.
� Sees that the entire waterfront area is ready for operation, i.e.: review of equipment checklist, poles, ropes, buddy boards, first aid kit, boats, and canoes.
� Responsible for the condition, maintenance, and inventory of all waterfront equipment.
� Develop and administer a Water Carnival each week with the aid of the Program Director.
� Process weekly reports and update the Black Pug system daily..
� All other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Camp Director
Closing Camp
These are your duties in closing the camp for the season:
� Prepare an end-of-season report including inventory all supplies and equipment.
� Give all incident reports, medical records, and logbooks (by week for the season) to the camp director to be kept on file in the local council service center.
� Move equipment to storage.