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Our private lake makes for an amazing space to host all of the water based activities at Borealis Adventure Camp, so if you’ve got an adventurous spirit with a penchant for positivity and safety, we’d love to hear from you about becoming our Waterfront Director for the summer of 2024!


Our Waterfront Director, with planning support from the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director, will be responsible for planning and leading our camp programming related to swimming and paddle boarding.


As the Waterfront Director, you will lead water safety training, swim tests and instruction, water games, and paddle boarding sessions for campers.


We operate on a Camper’s Choice programming model, where campers choose what activity they will do during each session block, so that they get what they want out of the camp experience. Session options are guided based on staff and camper input to be sure we’re always offering the most relevant programming related to the weather and camper preferences.


Applicants for this position will need to be comfortable leading instruction of the following;


  • Water Safety

  • Swim Tests

  • Swim Instruction

  • Water Games

  • Paddle Boarding


The following is required for this position.


  • National Lifeguard

  • Able to obtain clear Vulnerable Sector Background Check


Important Dates

  • December 31, 2023 - Early Sign-On Period - Any staff member that commits to a contract by this date will be provided a $250 bonus upon completion of their contract

  • June 3 - June 28, 2024 - Spring Staff - Camp Prep & Planning (Optional)

  • July 7 - 13, 2024 - Staff Training Week (Mandatory)

  • July 14 - August 17, 2024 - Camp Sessions 1 through 5 (Flexible)


Compensation & Time Off

  • $550 per week, June 3 - June 28, 2024 (weekends off - Friday at 4:00 pm to Monday at 8:00 am)

  • $650 per week, July 7 - August 17, 2024 (minimum 30 hours per week off, including a minimum of one 24 hour period that includes an overnight)

  • Room is covered by camp throughout Spring Staff

  • Room & board is covered by camp throughout Staff Training and Camp Sessions

  • $250 early sign-on bonus (before December 31, 2023 - paid upon completion of contract)

  • $250 referral bonus (refer someone who is hired and completes their contract)

  • $250 returning staff bonus (paid at the completion of your contract)


Contract extension opportunities may exist for the month of May and the last two weeks of August to assist with site set up and closing.

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