Aquatics Area Director

Position: Aquatics Area Director – Camp Parson, Chief Seattle Council

Overview: Camp Parsons is a 400 acre Scout camp that serves boys and girls in
ages 11-17 located in rural Brinnon, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. Camp Parsons provides world-class experiences for youth in many areas including aquatics, boating, crafts, nature, outdoor skills, climbing and shooting sports. Campers and staff members come from across the country to attend Camp Parsons summer programs.  Founded in 1919 Camp Parsons is among the oldest Scout Camps in the Country and has been continually operating on our original site since our founding, this summer we celebrate our 105th Anniversary.  Each summer we serve over 2,500 guests during our season.

Position Summary:

The aquatics director is responsible for overseeing the entire aquatics operation at Camp Parsons including, canoeing, small boat sailing, swimming, our famous pier jump, motor boating, and much more!  This position is an important part of the camp leadership team.  This position oversees a team of 8 or more aquatics crew members.  For this position you must be 21 years old and completed National Camping School Aquatics section within the last five years prior to start of summer.

Job Description:

Dates of employment are June 19 through September 3, 2024. (Can be flexible on End Date) All aquatics staff are tested for competency by the aquatics director before assuming lifeguarding or instructional duties. The aquatics director shall keep written documentation of staff and the areas and activities for which they are qualified. Staff in training may not work unsupervised until approved in written documentation by the aquatic director.

Qualifications and Requirements:

-Is at least 21 Years old and has completed National Camp School Aquatics Section (Council Paid for)

-Is a registered member of the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America

-Possesses a valid certificate of completion for basic Youth Protection training

-Has received Unlawful Harassment Prevention training

-Has read and agreed to the Scouter Code of Conduct

-Must complete Understanding and Prevention of Youth-on-Youth Abuse for Camp Staff training (provided during staff week)

-Must complete Weather Hazard training

-Has the physical endurance to lead and participate in climbing activities and has the physical ability to recognize and act quickly in emergencies.

-Can communicate clearly, both written and orally.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

-Oversee and manager the aquatics crew.

-Instruct in Aquatics activities and merit badges.

-Keep accurate records of merit badge class attendance and completion of requirements.

– Be familiar with and oversee the enforcement of all safety rules and policies for the waterfront.

-Always maintain strict safety discipline when campers, leaders, and other staff are in the waterfront area.

-Be familiar with camp and aquatic emergency procedures.  Follow these procedures in emergencies and participate in drills.

– Oversee the proper care, usage, and maintenance of all aquatic equipment.

-Oversee all aquatic programs as directed.

-Participate in camp wide activities.

-Oversee the set-up and takedown of the aquatic and other camp facilities.

-Deliver a fun, safe, and age-appropriate program for campers.

-All other duties as assigned

-The nature of the position requires standing, and lifting objects up to 50 lbs.

-Instruct Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense

-Act as a resource to units for year-round activities

-Perform all other tasks required by the program director or camp director

Pay and Benefits:

·               Salary Range: $42.85 per day – $71.42 per day (7 Day work week)

·               Onsite Housing with Private Bedroom with shared common spaces during duration of employment

Additional information:

·               Internships are available along with real-world industry experience.

·               Working at camp will put you in touch with our vast alumni who can connect you with opportunities in any career field.

Contact: Josh Cunningham if interested. or 360-796-4427

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