Aquatics Director

The Aquatics Director for Bashore Scout Reservation is responsible for the activities that happen at the pool and lake in camp. They make sure that the program is run safely and within any state and BSA guidelines. They make sure that a quality staff is trained and prepared to deliver a high-quality program.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • 21 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Be a current BSA Aquatics Instructor from a National Camping School or be able to successfully complete that training prior to the start of camp. (The Pennsylvania Dutch Council will pay for all BSA National Camping School expenses to become certified.)
  • Currently certified as a BSA Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard or equivalent or be able to successfully complete that training prior to the start of National Camping School.
  • Currently trained in American Red Cross First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care
    Providers or be able to successfully complete training prior to the start of camp.
  • Must be or become a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • This position requires residing at camp during the camping season on working days.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and motivate the aquatic staff in all activities.
  • Offer a quality aquatics program to include merit badges, Safe Swim Defense, Safety
    Afloat, free boating, and swimming.
  • The maintenance, inventory, security, safety, and use of all aquatic equipment.
  • Set-up, and takedown, of all aquatic facilities.
  • Classify all campers according to their swimming ability during check-in and as
    needed throughout the camp period.
  • Oversee submission of end of week advancement report on all aquatic’s activities
    due at end of week.
  • Submit staff evaluations for aquatics staff as requested, and a written evaluation of
    all aquatic staff at the close of camp.
  • Submit a complete inventory of all on-hand aquatics material and equipment, to
    include the serviceable condition of each and recommendations for replacements
    and those supplies needed for next year’s summer camp operation.
  • During the end of the summer camping season, complete a written close-out report
    of the Aquatics program and will be submitted to the Program Director and Camp
    Director before leaving the camp property.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Report to camp June 9th (for Staff Week Training) and Camp ends August 4th. Housing and meals are provided.

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