Summer Lifeguard Job Description

Waterfront & Cabin Counselor

Reports to Head Counselor & Head of Waterfront

Position Purpose

Waterfront Cabin Counselors have the primary responsibility as caregivers for each camper in their cabin. They have the added responsibility of teaching, lifeguarding and carrying out activities in the waterfront department that guide campers in personal growth toward the goals and mission of Circle F Summer Camp.

Essential Job Functions in the Waterfront Department

  1. Assist in the delivery of waterfront activities that make use of different waterfront resources most efficiently and is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
  2. Ensure that other department camp staff and campers know and follow the waterfront safety and educational procedures while at the waterfront.
  3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area including cleaning, inventory, inspecting and keeping area organized.

Essential Job Functions in the Cabin

  1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in the cabin, at meals, and when traveling to activities at all times.
  2. Be aware of camp safety policies and educate and properly enforce polices with campers as needed.
  3. Maintain a high level of camper hygiene and sanitation in cabins, including but not limited to making sure campers are showering every day, wearing proper footwear to activities, wearing insect repellant and sunscreen as needed, and changing clothes and bed sheets on regular basis.
  4. Be a role model to campers and fellow staff in your attitude and behavior.
  5. Take active interest in camper’s well-being and camp experience by communicating with camper in cabin on regular basis and hosting nightly gatherings or cabin conversations.

Other Job Duties

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp programing, planning and leading those as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of the camp team to deliver and assist with evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions as needed.
  • Work to complete camp projects as needed.

About Circle F Dude Ranch Camp

Circle F Dude Ranch was founded in 1952 as a traditional sleepaway summer camp for girls and boys ages 6 to 16 rooted in a classic dude ranch experience.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for the emotional, physical, and social growth of our campers, guests, and staff. Our families trust that Circle F Dude Ranch will provide a unique, safe, and special experience.

We do this by creating a community that is safe, healthy, and reinforces a positive self-image. Our highest goal is to provide an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind program to encourage our participants to build upon their existing confidence and personal self-worth.

We Believe

An individual that is able to be their authentic or true self will have the confidence to accomplish more and live an enriched and fulfilled life.

We’re The Most Exciting Overnight Camp in Central Florida — Just an Hour South of Orlando!

Circle F Dude Ranch is a leading Florida summer camp and private group venue situated on 500 acres of old-growth Southern live oak forest with a private 43 acre lake. We offer quality outdoor experiences to all ages.

Circle F Dude Ranch Camp, a premier for-profit coed Summer Camp, is seeking vibrant, adventurous, and caring college aged staff to join our summer counselor team as we celebrate 71 years in continuous operation. Circle F Dude Ranch Camp counselors and interns are uniquely placed to make positive and life-changing impact on young people each summer through our mission of Respect, Inspiration, Play, Positive Thinking, Leadership, and Engagement.

At Circle F our counselors and interns are the primary caregivers for each camper. You will be responsible for the planning, teaching, coordinating, and implementation of activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills throughout the summer.

Circle F Dude Ranch Camp requires camp counselors to be at least 18 years of age and preferably completed their first year of college or began college classes; they should be able to understand the developmental needs of young people and have strong interpersonal communication skills allowing them to relate to youth and adults in a positive and professional manner.

Applicants should have some level of interest and experience in at least one of our program specific areas, they should also be willing to train in other areas in which camp feels they will be best suited to.