Lifeguard / Waterfront Instructor

**THE JOB**

Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 9th to August 14th, 2021. For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document! You can our Waterfront in our short trailer https://vimeo.com/250981147.
Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Lifeguards / Water sport Instructors for our return to a camp summer in a COVID era. These specialist instructor positions include Swim Instruction, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Sailing and Canoeing / Kayaking. If you have experience with these activities and a passion to learn more about coaching and teaching this summer then this could be the job for you.

Situated on gorgeous, Lake Cobbosseecontee, Cobbossee has a picturesque waterfront, private access and a man made beach. Working at the Waterfront includes a Red Cross Lifeguarding course & Qualification provided by us as well as a 5-day Waterfront Orientation for the Waterfront team to upload and practise all of the skills of proficient waterfront management.

Each Lifeguard / Waterfront Instructor lives in a bunk with (and cares for!) a set of campers and works at the camp waterfront during the day, teaching their activity of choice with a range of age groups and skill sets. This position is also responsible for joining in with the rest of the waterfront staff on safety drills, training, and generally contributing to a strong team. Being on the waterfront team also offers a huge variety. You want to belong to an amazing crew and do good work all summer whilst learning or improving your skills for so many activities that involve water? This is for you.

**THE BOTTOM LINE**

“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. Get you out of your room or home where you’ve spent the past year. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.

You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.

**For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:**

All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.
Posted
07/20/2021
Type
Internship
Location
Monmouth, ME 04259, US