Lifeguard Job Description


Job Description

Job Title: Lifeguard



Reports to: Health and Aquatics Coordinator, Summer Staff Coordinators, Program Director

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of the camp by providing supervision and ensuring a safe environment at the camp’s aquatic activities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the waterfront facilities and equipment.

General Ministry Responsibilities: 

  1. Live in and help foster Christian community.
  2. Maintain safe and clean environment.
  3. Seek to increase our care for creation.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervise and guard all aquatic activities

Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries.

Provide rescues as needed.

Utilize first aid and CPR and other emergency management services as needed.

Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the pool, pond, or river.

Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.

Assist staff in program areas such as swimming and canoeing

Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.

Act as reference during activities.

Assist the Pool Manager in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area

Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Clean pool area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris.

Other Job Duties:

Participate enthusiastically in camp activities.

Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, weekend groups, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.


Pool Manager, Camp Counselors, Maintenance Staff

Equipment Used:

Pool, Pool House, Canoes


16 years +

Current certification in lifeguard training or equivalent.  (Training is available)

Current certification in first aid and CPR. (Training is available)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Training and experience in aquatic activities that are offered at the camp.

Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Willingness to live (not required if local) in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivery program in the facility available.

Operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying water conditions.

Staff that is under the age of 18 years old will be required to leave LOMC every Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon.

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