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14 Mar 2022

Seasonal Lifeguard

Eden Village West – Posted by Eden Village West Healdsburg, California, United States

Job Description


Spend your summer in the sun! Deepen your skills as an educator and group leader by teaching a variety of water based programs to campers of all ages every day. Step into leadership and responsibility as you learn and uphold pool and river safety. This position will require current certifications or a strong swimming background and ability to get certified. Lifeguards at Eden Village West care for campers, are educators, and safety minded professionals.

Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table residential Jewish camp in Sonoma County, California with a 6-week overnight summer program as well as other farm programming throughout the spring and fall. Our campers enjoy farming, wilderness and homesteading skills, culinary arts, music and sports as they become empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world for all.

Position Requirements: 

  • Live on site at Eden Village West for the 6 week summer season & staff training
  • Strong swimmer
  • Lifeguard certified or willing to become lifeguard certified
  • Responsible, caring, hard working
  • Ability to work on a team and go with the flow

Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Maintain proper certification (First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard)
  • Guard for 4-5 hours for ages 8-16 at the pool and river including for free swim
  • Supervised by and responsible to Waterfront Director
  • Maintain equipment and program area
  • Support bunk staff when needed during meals, bedtime, and other activities.
  • Excited to work at a summer camp with kids of all ages
  • Attend and support evening programming as needed

Why you’ll love it!

  • Experience a deep community with a vibrant staff of 75 young people from all over the world!  Our community values skills sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
  • You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
  • We have a secret little room just for staff snacks…and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, and so much more all summer long.
  • You get to hang out with goats and chickens!
  • We have at least one staff fun activity every night and staff-only swim a few times a week.
  • You’ll inspire kids to be more playful, kind, caring, joyful, and grateful- changing their lives and changing the world!


Dates: June 6- Aug. 4, 2022

Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and around 1 hours off every day.

Salary: $2,750 (DOE) + Room & Board

Staff Referral Bonus:

  • Referral bonus is eligible to returning & first time staff who are working at camp in Summer 2022 and former staff who aren’t planning to join us this summer
  • When new staff complete their staff application, they must put your name in the field “How did you hear about camp?”. Each new staff member may only list one referring staff member.
  • New staff must be hired and complete a full summer of employment at Eden Village West. If they leave early, the referral bonus is no longer applicable.
  • Returning & first time staff: $200 for the first new staff referred, $100 for each additional staff member
  • Former summer staff: $100 for the first new staff referred, $50 for each additional staff member
  • Bonus paid out at the end of the summer

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Summer Camps. Job Types: Seasonal.

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