21 May 2021

Seasonal Lifeguard/Swim Instructors

Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds – Posted by campHKC Orangeburg, New York, United States

Job Description

Apply by June 13 and receive a $100 bonus*


We are currently seeking enthusiastic and capable individuals with a love of swimming to join the HKC – Pearl River aquatics team as swim instructors/lifeguards for summer 2021.

Our aquatics team work together to guard our six swimming pools and ensure a safe environment at the pool complex, all-the-while ensuring that the more than 1200 campers and counselors who swim daily do so safely.

Half of the day, each member of the aquatics team serves as a swim instructor, teaching swim according to the American Red Cross curriculum.

  • Camp Dates: June 28 – August 20
  • Pay: $4095 for the 8 weeks of camp (approx $15/hr)
  • Bonuses: You can earn up to $350 in additional bonuses (for a total of $450 in bonuses)

Applicants do not need to have prior experience working as a lifeguard or swim instructor. HKC will provide the curriculum and train you in how to teach swim.


  • Supervise and guard all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
  • Teach swim to 4-5 groups of campers daily
  • Provide rescues as needed
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while at the pools
  • Daily set-up and close down of pools


  • Lifeguard certification provided by HKC (no charge)**

**Tuition reimbursement up to $300 available if you are unable to attend the HKC course.


  • Enjoy working with children
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to critical incidents
  • Physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Ability to work on a team and work well with others
  • Ability to spend the entire day outdoors, under the sun
  • Experience working with children with special needs a plus
  • Must be at least 16 years old at the start of camp

HKC requires all applicants submit three references. At least two of them must be from an adult connected to work, school or volunteer work.


Home to 11 independently run JCC day camps, the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, is a small Jewish non-profit, that manages and operates three facilities located in Long Island, Rockland County and Staten Island. Our mission is to enhance the camp experience and provide a safe environment for the campers and counselors who call our grounds home. On any given summer day we welcome more than 5000 campers and camp staff through our gates. As a seasonal organization, HKC hires 200+ seasonal workers to provide lifeguarding, swim instruction, maintenance, housekeeping and security to ensure we can carry out mission and meet the needs of the day camps who camp at HKC.

*bonus is paid out at the end of the summer provided you work the entire camp season.

How to Apply

Go to camphkc.org/jobs to apply.

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Seasonal. Salaries: Hourly.

Job expires in 31 days.

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