Lake Counselor

Lake Counselor
McNeil Scout Ranch
Posted 6 months ago

Multiple positions available.

Job Summary

Provide a quality aquatic program to campers both in and out of the water. Help ensure campers are safe in aquatic areas and provide instruction on topics in which proficient.

• Exhibit proficiency in at least two of the following skills: rowing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding. Instruct activities in which proficient.
• Be familiar with and enforce camp and waterfront safety rules.
• Assist and direct activity instruction including merit badges and open boating.
• Maintain strict discipline and safety with campers and staff in the aquatic area.
• Assist in the proper care, usage storage and maintenance of aquatic facilities and equipment.
• Serve as a lifeguard for activities in any aquatic area to include the lakes or pool.
• Participate in camp-wide activities.
• Assist in the set up and take down of all camp facilities. Assist with the cleaning of all camp areas including restrooms and showers.
• Assist with meal service including setup, serving and clean-up.
• Other duties as assigned.

• BSA Lifeguard Certification (Provided by the Council)
• American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or equivalent (Provided by the Council)
• CPR, AED, First Aid, Prior to Start of Camp (Provided if Needed)
• Youth Protection (Online Prior to Camp)
• More training may be required as determined by Camp Management

• Must be able to read, speak and write the English language
• Must be able to work outdoors at an elevation of 7,000+ feet above sea level in varying weather conditions
• Must be 16 years of age or older
• Must be able to pass a background check from the TRAILS database, CBI and the FBI
• Must be able to become a member of the Boy Scouts of America
• Must have the physical endurance to instruct boating activities and respond to emergencies and conduct rescue maneuvers.
• Must have reliable transportation to and from the work site at assigned days and times in an area without public transportation or ride-share service.

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Job Features

Job CategoryProgram
Job CategoryProgram
Reports ToArea Director
Will Certify ApplicantYes
Salary LevelU18: $175-200 / O18: $240-270/week
Staff SupervisorNo
Certifications RequiredYes


This position is a temporary, seasonal position from June 1 to August 6, 2021. FLSA Exempt. All positions are open until filled unless an end date is listed above. Benefits for this position: