Aquatics Director

Position Overview:

The Aquatics Director is responsible for the entire Aquatic Area at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation. This includes the swimming area, Boat House area, waterfront areas, French Creek, and any off-site aquatic areas.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      Responsible for the following merit badges and certifications: Swimming, Lifesaving, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Motor Boating, Small Boat Sailing, Fishing and Fly Fishing, Learn to Swim, Mile Swim, Polar Bear Swim, Scout Lifeguard Training, BSA Snorkeling, etc.

2.      Responsible for the periodic French Creek canoe day trips down French Creek and off-site water activities.

3.      Holds a current B.S.A. Aquatic Training Card or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Card. Paid for by FCC – requires week-long overnight training and/or local American Red Cross classes.

4.      Responsible for maintaining the policies set forth by B.S.A. and the French Creek Council regarding the health and safety of staff, campers, and visitors.

5.      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.

6.      Follows an instructional schedule and is in charge of all instructions.

7.      Has charge of swimming classification on Sunday afternoons and the rest of the week when needed.

8.      Sees that the entire waterfront area is ready for operation, i.e.: review of equipment checklist, poles, ropes, buddy boards, first aid kit, boats, Kayaks and canoes.

9.       Is ultimately responsible for the condition, maintenance, and inventory of all pool and Waterfront equipment.

10.   Responsible for all French Creek Council water activities.

11.   Develop and administer additional water activities such as glow stick swim and water polo each week with the aid of the Program Director.

12.   Holds certification in and/or equivalent Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Pro (adult, child, & infant).

13.   Ensure that all paid Aquatic Staff are qualified as a BSA Scout Lifeguard by the end of Staff Week.

14.   Actively engage in camp staff activities including, but not limited to assisting at mealtimes as needed, participating in songs and skits for campfire programs, assisting with camper check-in and check-out, cleaning and maintaining camp facilities.

15.   Is responsible for all aquatics advancement records, which will be turned in to the Program Director at the end of each day.

16.   Be a prime example of the Scout Oath and Law at all times.

17.   Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director for the successful operation of camp.


Position Requirements:

1.      Must be at least 21 years of age.

2.      Must be willing and able to be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Complete the BSA Youth Protection online training.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check.
  • Must be willing to obtain the required Pennsylvania State Clearances.
  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse
  • FBI Fingerprinting

3.      Must hold a current National Camp School Aquatics Director certification or be willing and available to attend and complete the weeklong training course.

4.      Demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive approach to the camp program.

5.      Experience in a camp leadership and/or supervisory role preferred.

6.      Possess the ability to communicate effectively with staff, leaders, parents, and Scouts.

7.      Must complete all required hiring paperwork and online training prior to June 1st.

8.      Must be physically and mentally able to perform assigned duties.

9.      Must live in residence at the camp for the duration of the summer season (approximately 8-10 weeks).

Compensation and benefits:

1.      Salary range: Starting at $450 per week.

  • Eagle Scout Rank Bonus
  • Bonus for years of experience

2.      All meals during operating season and during training.

3.      Housing during operating season and during training.

4.      Paid training.

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