Summer Camp Lifeguards 2023

Summer Camps At College Settlement Horsham, PA $3500.00 to $4500.00 one time
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POOL STAFF - SWIM TEACHERS AND LIFEGUARDS NEEDED

College Settlement is celebrating over one hundred years of transforming lives! So many children learn to swim at our camp. Help us continue this tradition.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS  As one of the longest running non-profit summer camps in the region, our summer jobs are a great way to gain great experience in youth development and education, expand your own skill set and join a team where staff members are valued as the heart and soul of what we do. Its also a GREAT summer job where you can spend your days doing fun activities working with great kids and a wonderful team of staff. We have two beautiful pools and an awesome 4 acre boating pond.

Our excellent programs are financially accessible to children from ALL socioeconomic backgrounds and to guarantee that no child misses out on the summer of a lifetime because of inability to pay. 

We recruit a dedicated, talented, driven, diverse staff who are encouraged to be creative and think big - to bring their own ideas and skills to each of our programs.  We have a wide variety of jobs available, and bring in staff from all over the USA and around the globe to bring our programs to life. 

OUR CULTURE

College Settlement's culture is progressive, embraces diversity and inclusion, and is rooted in deep seated traditions of treating people with dignity and respect. 

OUR IMPACT

All of our summer program fees are heavily subsidized, thus ensuring that all children can afford to attend our camp.  We are able to offer a high value program at a much reduced cost thanks to our many funders and sponsors.

IDEAL POOL STAFF MEMBER

We look for folks who can make good judgment calls, are hard working, self motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and who will be positive role models, who are patient, compassionate and genuinely committed to the welfare and development of young people!   

Our ideal staff members are comfortable working in a beautifully diverse community, have a great sense of humor, and a desire to be all-in on creating  fun, safe, welcoming place to learn and grow.  They are collaborative, spontaneous, willing to be goofy but also have a good head on their shoulders! Our staff members treat others with respect, dignity and grace.

REQUIREMENTS

  • We prefer a minimum of age 21 with 1 year post high school, or 1 year of college or work experience, but we will consider those with less depending on position

  • Previous experiences working with children is preferred

  • Ability to be a positive role model and  set great examples for campers and staff alike

  • Current (or ability to pass) ARC Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid course (training provided) with preferred 6 weeks pool guarding experience

BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM

Other than the great work environment and rewards of being able to make a real difference  

  1. Excellent resume building opportunity

  2. Culturally diverse environment

  3. Full room and board are provided for overnight camp staff.  

  4. College Internship or Credit (contact your college for details)

  5. Opportunity to extend work into spring/fall/winter seasons

  6. Flexible dates and hours

OUR CAMP

College Settlement Camp is a beautiful 235 acre site located in Horsham, PA.  We are conveniently located 15 miles outside of Philadelphia.  Our camp includes a 4-acre pond perfect for boating and fishing, wetlands and many small streams where salamanders, frogs and fish can be found,  meadows and woodland trails that teem with wildlife and campers playing all sorts of games.  We also have a real organic farm on site run by our partner organization Pennypack Farm, and we take our campers there to help plant, harvest and taste test the great fruits and vegetables grow on site. 

We have several pavilions, two nature centers, 2 dining halls/multipurpose buildings, and cabins for our Overnight Camp programs. We also have two swimming pools, both low and high ropes courses, climbing towers and tree houses.

WHY WORK WITH US?

As a College Settlement staff member, you may have the opportunity to experience MANY of the following: hike beautiful waterfall trails, mountain bike, climb, zipline, white water raft, catch dinosaurs, visit the organic farm, cook, paint donkeys, perform in talent shows and counselor fear-factor, lead night hikes, play in a famous camp band, wrestle chickens, get painted, make candles, make s'mores, make friends, make memories, make noise, speak other languages, learn cricket and rugby and hurling, stargaze, dance, sing, camp under the stars, invent new games and have the best summer of your life.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

All staff and campers must be fully vaccinated to be on site.  We will follow all CDC guidelines for COVID precautions and will update these as changes occur.

We have CDC approved cleaning, sanitization, contact tracing and communication protocols in place for the summer.

PROJECTED DATES Staff orientation and camp sessions run between June 8th (specialized training) or June 12 (counselor training) though August  12th 2022.

Lifeguard training sessions offered

Full job descriptions can be provided by emailing programs@collegesettlement.org 

We have residential (live at camp) and day only (live at home) positions .


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