Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
  • Long Island Aquatics
  • Wheatley Heights, NY, USA
  • Seasonal

Want a job that can change your life?

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

Want a job that utilizes your swimming abilities?

Then come to camp and join our Aquatics staff!

No experience necessary. We will train you!


We are currently seeking lifeguards to work at our Long Island site for summer 2019, providing supervision for our four swimming pools so that more than 1500 campers and counselors who come to our grounds can swim daily in a safe environment at the pool complex.

Lifeguards are expected to act courteously to campers and staff alike and provide great customer service while ensuring that pool operations run smoothly and safely.

  • Season Dates: June 27 - August 23
  • Pay: $2600 for season


  • Supervise and guard all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
  • Provide rescues as needed
  • 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/First Aid certification

*HKC offers up to $300 in course tuition reimbursement. Ask about it when you apply.


  • Customer oriented
  • Comfortable working with children
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to HKC operations.
  • Ability to work on a team and work well with others
  • Ability to spend the entire day outdoors, under the sun.

Camp runs from June 27 - August 23. Starting salary is $2600 for the summer.

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


Home to 13 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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