Position Descriptions

We will be hiring a large number of counselors. The second-most numerous staff role is lifeguard. This year, we are also seeking the right people for additional staff support roles (see below).

Camp Counselor

These are the key characteristics we are looking for in a Camp Counselor candidate: 

  • You enjoy working with kids.
  • You are willing to learn new skills.
  • You can maintain patience under pressure.

Minimum qualifications:  

  • At least 18 years of age and have completed at least one year of post-high school education.
  • Successfully complete all background checks.
  • Currently certified or willing to become certified in First Aid/CPR
  • Submit a health history record and examination form prior to the first day of work.
  • An ability to interact positively with all age levels.

Counselors are the primary caregivers for each and every camper. Counselors are responsible for planning and leading activities and for guiding campers in their personal growth. 

Other things to consider: 

  • Your day could start as early as 7:30 am and as late as 5:30pm during a standard 40-hour work week. (Some overtime, paid at overtime rates, may be available).
  • You would be working outside all day. That means sun, bugs, and rain.
  • A positive attitude is key. Even if you are having a rough day, smiles and positivity are expected.
  • There will be several mandatory pre-camp virtual trainings. (You will be paid for all time spent in required trainings).
  • Mandatory (paid) staff training begins at 8:00am, May 30, 2023, and continues until June 3rd.
  • You will be expected to participate in every activity. That means playing games, teaching crafts, swimming in the lake (yes, a real lake), singing camp songs, and so much more.
  • You will not be able to have your phone while on duty.

For the full job description, click here

Lifeguard

These are the key characteristics we are looking for in a Lifeguard candidate: 

  • You enjoy working with kids
  • You are willing to learn new skills
  • You can maintain patience under pressure
Minimum qualifications: 
  • 16 years or older
  • Current lifeguard and First Aid/CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certification by the start of the summer.
  • Successfully complete all background checks.
  • Submit a health history record and examination form prior to the first day of work.
  • Ability to interact positively with all age levels.
  • Prior experience working at a waterfront or pool strongly preferred.

What does a lifeguard at LNSDC do? 

  • Supervise and guard waterfront activities.
  • Provide rescues as needed.
  • Utilize First Aid, CPR, and other emergency management services as needed.
  • Understand and implement appropriate responses to changes in water and weather conditions.
  • Evaluate aquatic abilities of campers and staff.

Other things to consider: 

  • Your day could start at 7:30am and go as late as 5:30pm.
  • You will be working outside. That means bugs, heat, rain, and more.
  • A positive attitude is key. Even if you are having a rough day, smiles and positivity are expected.
  • There will be several mandatory pre-camp virtual trainings (you will be paid for all required time in training).
  • Mandatory (paid) staff training begins at 8:00am on May 30, 2023 and goes until June 3rd.
  • You may be asked to perform duties outside your assigned role. This might include, but is not limited to: cleaning, equipment maintenance, leading activities, watching campers, and assisting with camper drop-off and pick-up.
  • You will not be able to have your phone while on duty.

For the full job description, click here

Programs Coordinator

The Programs Coordinator will have primary responsibility for daily/weekly activity schedules and for supporting all staff to ensure an engaging camp for all campers.

These are the key characteristics we are looking for in a Programs Coordinator candidate: 

  • You enjoy working with kids.
  • You are willing to learn new skills.
  • You can maintain patience under pressure.
Minimum qualifications: 
  • At least 20 years old and have completed at least two years of post-high school education.
  • Successfully completed all background checks.
  • Currently certified or willing to be certified in First Aid/CPR
  • Submit a health history record and examination form prior to the first day of on-site work.
  • Ability to interact positively with all age levels.
  • Previous supervisory experience

What will you do?

  • Develop, plan, and implement recreational and education activities for campers ages 6-14
  • Supervise Program Specialists and Counselors as they lead activities
  • Develop and implement program assessment tools.
  • Demonstrate creativity, flexibility, and a collaborative spirit.
  • Serve as an active member of the camp leadership team.

Other things to consider 

  • Your work day could start at 7:30am and go as late as 5:30pm as part of a standard, 40-hour work week. Opportunities for overtime (at overtime pay rate) may be available.
  • You will be working outside all day. That means bugs, sun, heat, and rain.
  • A positive attitude is key. Even if you are having a rough day, smiles and positivity are expected.
  • You will have several pre-camp meetings (virtual, if needed) with the camp director to work on program development and scheduling. You will be paid for this time.
  • Mandatory (paid) staff training begins at 8am on May 30th, 2023 and lasts until June 3rd.
  • You may be asked to perform duties outside your assigned role. These may include, but are not limited to: cleaning, equipment maintenance, leading activities, or supervising campers.
  • You will not be able to have your phone while on duty.

For the full job description, click here

Program Specialist

These are the key characteristics we are looking for in a Program Specialist:

  • You enjoy working with kids.
  • You are willing to learn new skills.
  • You can maintain patience under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least 18 years of age and have completed at least one year of post-high school education.
  • Currently certified or willing to become certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Successfully complete all background checks
  • Submit a health history record and examination form prior to the first day of work.

What Will You Do?

  • A Program Specialist will have responsibility for creating, scheduling, and overseeing activities in one or more of these areas:
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Bait (fishing) and Boats
    • Sports of All Sorts
    • Outdoor Living Skills
  • As part of their role, Program Coordinators will also:
    • Support and supervise counselors while in program area(s)
    • Conduct program assessments
    • Manage program area supplies and equipment, including assisting with area budget
    • Work directly with campers in program area(s)

Other things to consider:

  • You can have a flexible schedule, working from 4-6 hours a day.
  • You can have a flexible summer season, working the entire nine weeks or potentially fewer. Our hope is to have program coordinators for the entire summer, but we are willing to accommodate different schedules and hire multiple coordinators as we search for the right people.
  • You would mostly be working outside all day. That means bugs, sun, heat and rain.
  • A positive attitude is key. Even if you are having a bad day, smiles and positivity are what is expected.
  • You will have several pre-camp meetings (virtual, if needed) with the camp director to plan out program development and staffing. You would be paid for your time.
  • There will be several mandatory pre-camp virtual trainings (you will be paid for time in required trainings).
  • The (paid) mandatory staff training begins at 8am on May 30th, 2023 and goes until June 3rd.
  • You may be asked to perform duties outside your assigned role. This might include, but is not limited to, cleaning, equipment maintenance, helping run activities or watching campers.
  • You will not be able to have your phone during work.

For the full job description, click here

Maintenance Crew

These are the key characteristics we are looking for in a Maintenance crew candidate: 

  • You enjoy working with kids.
  • You are willing to learn new skills.
  • You can maintain patience under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 16 years or older.
  • Successfully complete all background checks.
  • Currently certified or willing to become certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Submit a health history record and examination form prior to the first day of work.

What will you do? 

  • Groundskeeping (mowing, weeding, trail and lake maintenance, etc.)
  • Filling and transporting water coolers
  • Collecting trash
  • Helping with facilities and equipment repairs
  • Cleaning camp facilities
  • Painting
  • Other duties as assigned

Other things to consider: 

  • Variable schedules are possible, though we envision a likely 30 hours/week.
  • You would be working outside virtually all day. That means bugs, sun, heat, and rain.
  • A positive attitude is key. Even if you are having a rough day, smiles and positivity are expected.
  • You may be asked to perform duties outside your assigned role. This might include, but is not limited to helping to lead activities or assisting with camper drop-off and pick-up.
  • You will not be able to have your phone while on duty.

For the full job description, click here.

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