Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
  • 23-Feb-2018 to 30-May-2018 (MST)
  • Pearl River Aquatics
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • 3000
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

Want a summer job that can change your life?

Want a job where you'll develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills?

Want a job that utilized your swimming abilities?

Then join the HKC Aquatics staff!



We are currently seeking swim instructor/lifeguards to join the Rockland County aquatics staff for summer 2018. We're looking for reliable, responsible individuals with a love for swimming.

Our aquatics staff provide supervision for our four swimming pools and ensure a safe environment at the pool complex, all-the-while ensuring that the more than 1400 campers and counselors who swim daily do so safely.

Swim instruction is done using the Red Cross curriculum. 


  • Follow curriculum to teach swimming skills appropriate to age and swim levels
  • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and report on them appropriately.
  • Supervise and guard all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
  • Provide rescues as needed
  • Understand the appropriate responses to changes in water or weather conditions affecting pool activities.
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while at the pools
  • Conduct daily check of the pools and pool deck for safety, cleanliness and good repair
  • Assist in checking chemical levels
  • Assist in ensuring pools are cleaned
  • Assist in ensuring pool equipment is set up and stored properly.


  • Current Lifeguard certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current First Aid certification


  • Customer oriented
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to critical incidents
  • Physical ability to act swifly 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


Home to 14 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, first-aid care, maintenance, housekeeping and security to ensure we can carry out mission and meet the needs of the camps who camp at HKC.

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