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Waterfront Director

Waterfront Director

Company: Frontier Trails Camp
Contact Person: Marie Tubby
10545, Hwy 60
Eganville, Ontario , K0J 1T0
Phone: 61-762-9087

Position Description

Responsible to

The Activity Coordinator and Director

General Purpose

  • To oversee the safe implementation of all Waterfront Activities
  • To teach swimming lessons &  a variety of Waterfront Activities
  • To maintain the Waterfront so it is clean and safe
  • To also be a Dorm  leader, or activity leader  if called upon to do so


  • 18 years of age with hours experience
  • Current NLS
  • Current 1st Aid and CPR
  • Current Red Cross Instructors or equivalent an asset
  • ORCA qualifications or equivalent an asset
  • Proof of qualifications will be required  
  • Police Check

Spiritual Purpose

To function as a Spiritual organism rather than as a collection of independent persons filling positions. The Spiritual objectives of camp will only be achieved as each staff member consistently lives out the Frontier Trails Camp Mission.


  1. Hold training sessions for Waterfront staff to review all waterfront regulations, general procedures and emergency procedures
  2. Ensure that all Waterfront staff qualifications are current
  3. Ensure that all areas of the Waterfront meet or exceed Health Code regulations
  4. Check first aid kits, emergency horns, signage, reaching poles, spinal boards, lifejackets and ring buoys to see they are in place and in good working order
  5. Designate a back up guard or teacher in an emergency situation
  6. Oversee all Waterfront activities - work with the Program Director
  7. Be responsible to determine if the staff member is safe and competent in the specific capacity they are assigned to
  8. Coordinate with the Program Director for all Waterfront special Program events
  9. Ensure that other Waterfront staff are maintaining their areas and equipment in safe manor
  10. Visit all waterfront areas at least once /day
  11. Encourage a unified and disciplined team of staff
  12. Be approachable and understanding
  13. Fill out all reports promptly and ensure incident reports are handed in to the Nurse or director.
  14. Take the Waterfront staff through the Risk Management sheets and have them sign off


  1. Make sure that all safety items are readily available: spinal board, life jackets in good order, emergency horns, first aid kit, extra whistles, accident/incident report book, extra sun block, hats, teaching aids, poles and ring buoys
  2. Monitor damage to all Waterfront equipment: lifejackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, row boats; All damage must be reported and the equipment removed from the area according to the camp Risk Management protocols
  3. Check life jackets regularly for safety issues: lost belts, torn sides or zippers, punky or folded floatation material that no longer functions as it should. Discard to program director as needed. Make a record of what has been discarded and inform the Director
  4.  Notify the Program Director of any supplies or needed equipment
  5. Assign river / pond staff to clean sheds weekly
  6. Do not let the lifejackets sit outside in the sun. When dry, they should be put away on rack in the shade or in the boat house.
  7. Encourage the staff to maintain high standards in all areas


  • Demonstrate a consistent Christian lifestyle as an example
  • Attend morning Staff &  Prayer Meeting
  • Spiritually mentor the Pool and Waterfront staff
  • Attend Get Start Devotions  after breakfast
  • Maintain a personal devotional life and prayer time. Pray for campers and staff
  • Ensure each camper is presented with the gospel as they answer the questions
  • Have solid organizational skills
  • Have an ability to clearly convey instructions to others
  • Be patient and enthusiastic
  • Be supportive and encouraging of all camper efforts
  • Have a desire to see high standards kept in every Activity program
  • Demonstrate and promote good work habits
  • Attend all evening programs to help with supervision
  • Assist & lifeguard on a cabin cookout on Wednesday night
  • Be willing to perform tasks other than those assigned, if requested
Posted: January 22, 2018 | Expires: June 15, 2019
Posted Under: Camps
Career ID: [ 4851 ]