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Lifeguard - Seasonal

Camp Korey

Camp Korey

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024


Reports to: Camp Director Programs

Status: Summer 2024, Seasonal

Pay: $20/hr

Estimated Hour: 12-15 per week

Prior to applying to Camp Korey Seasonal Summer Staff please be ready to commit to:

  1. Providing the safest camp environment possible, 2024 Camp Korey Seasonal Staff will be required to practice intentional COVID safety and consciousness for the entirety of their summer contract. All staff will be required to be vaccinated, tested weekly, and practice safe masking and hygiene protocols. Camp Korey is committed to doing whatever we can to provide the safest camp environment possible for campers, families, staff, and volunteers.
  2. Frequent health screenings and following all safety protocols while on Camp Korey property. Masks may be a requirement.

Position Summary:
Lifeguards will keep campers, staff, and volunteers safe in all aquatic activities at Camp Korey. Specific program areas of responsibility will be the pool and/or fishing and boating adventures. Lifeguards will be responsible for testing the pool chemicals and general maintenance and upkeep of all aquatic areas.

REQUIREMENTS for Employment- General

  • Current Lifeguard Certification
  • Age 18 or older
  • Have the physical and mental capability of caring for Camp Korey’s unique demographic of campers
  • Commit to the entire length of the summer June 19-August 22, 2024
  • Previous lifeguarding experience
  • Commitment to punctuality and a willingness to work within a flexible environment and work schedule
  • Act in a professional manner as a role model for all campers, volunteers and fellow staff
  • Must practice strong, positive collaboration, communication, and team building skills
  • Attend and participate in orientation trainings as requested
  • Maintain camper and colleague confidentiality at all times
  • Must have physical ability and stamina to set up, tear down, move equipment, lead camp events and walk long distances over uneven terrain
  • Must practice COVID safety for the duration of the summer
  • Must pass a thorough background check
  • Must be free of any communicable illness and have current immunizations/vaccines including COVID
  • Current CPR/AED certification required or willingness to get certified


  1. Protect the health, safety, and welfare of all persons in all aquatic settings. (Pool and fishing and boating).
  2. Communicate with the Camp Director Programs to understand the schedule and have appropriate assistive equipment ready based on the unique needs of the participants.
  3. Render life saving techniques as needed within the water and communicate with the medical staff in all emergency situations.
  4. Complete basic maintenance duties like skimming the pool or ensuring equipment is safe.
  5. Work with Fishing and Boating boat drivers and Facility Team to provide a safe environment for all participants while on the boat, shore, and dock.
  6. Daily inspections of all safety equipment to ensure that they are current and functioning. Reporting immediately if there is a safety concern that needs to be addressed.
  7. Following strict safety and cleaning protocols, you will be responsible for the cleanliness of the pool area, bathrooms, and shared equipment.
  8. Monitor weather reports closely to ensure safety for all participants.
  1. Communicate with the Activity Team regarding special programs or activities that will take place prior to the activity to ensure the safety and assess risk of all participants.
  2. Be responsible for the modeling and enforcement of all CDC and State guidelines for campers and staff.
  3. Responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies and procedures contained within the camp manual.
  4. Actively participate self-assessments, surveys, and evaluations throughout the summer
  5. A willingness to adopt a growth mindset.
  6. Assist cabin and program staff as needed.

Perform any other duties deemed necessary.

EEO Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Camp Korey makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and competence. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, presence of any mental, sensory, or physical disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, Camp Korey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, re-call, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Camp Korey appreciates diversity amongst our staff and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 360-416-4110 Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific Time.