Camp Blue Bay located on Long Island in East Hampton, New York, has been owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) as a summer camp since 1947. With its spacious 179 acres, beautiful beachfront on Gardiner’s Bay and scenic trails, Camp Blue Bay offers girls a variety of experiences.
Our enthusiastic and well trained staff provides a supportive environment, where girls have an opportunity to grow. Girls who participate in summer camp are offered leadership opportunities and get a sense of community, while enjoying the great outdoors.
We are looking for a Resident Camp Activity Assistant (Lifeguard) to instruct in the areas of specialty – including waterfront and to assist with other programs at resident camp. Programs may be conducted both in person and virtually.
· Develop program in area(s) of specialty.
· Instruct in area(s) of specialty, guiding campers and helping them learn.
· Maintain necessary equipment.
· Assist in planning, organizing, and carrying out interest groups and all-camp events.
· Assist in unit and other program areas as needed.
· Accepts responsibility for other program areas as needed.
· Carries out evening responsibilities as delegated by admin team.
In addition to the general qualifications for all camp staff, the Activity Assistant should:
· Have expertise and/or certification in area of specialty.
– Able to swim 300 yards consecutively and is comfortable in open water.
· Have experience as a camper, youth leader, or group leader or other work with children.
· Be willing to assist in a unit as needed.
· Be at least 18 years of age.
General Qualifications for All Camp Staff:
· Knowledge and understanding of Girl Scouting a plus.
· Adapting to situations and changes as necessary; recognizing the needs, abilities and interests of girls.
· Willing to work outside in inclement weather, nights, weekends and days.
· Ability to carry up to 25 lbs.
· Ability to walk moderate distances between activity sites.
· Ability to act wisely in an emergency.
· Ability to work with diverse groups of adults and girls.
· Belief in Girl Scouting camping objectives and the ability to work toward achievement of them.
· Willingness to work as part of a team, work in partnership, or to follow directions as the situation requires.
· Ability to provide exemplary customer service to campers and parents.
· Appropriate certifications as required for positions (ex. Lifeguard, CPR, first aid, etc.)