Camp K Counselor- Waterfront Leader Job Description

 Within the Camp Fire Alaska Youth Development framework, to plan, direct and supervise and evaluate camp’s waterfront program. Minimum age 21.

Supervision Received:      Camp Director

Supervision Given:            Youth


Essential Functions:


  • Current lifeguard and WSI certification

  • Current small water craft instructor’s certification

  • Current CPR and first aid certification


Positive Relationships:

  • Communicate effectively with all people, and provide necessary instruction to campers.

  • Work productively as a member of a team.

  • Professionally accept the guidance and supervision of the Council

  • Ability to schedule and supervise staff

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate rescue techniques.

  • Possess current lifeguard, small craft and other certifications as appropriate to position.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

  • Ability to move through hilly, unpaved terrain.


Being a Member of the Council

  • Embrace and promote the mission, purpose, values, and vision of the Council

  • Promote adherence to all policies of the Council

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards children and the Council

  • Be accountable by being on time, producing promised work and following through


Specific Job Responsibilities

(Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to these examples)

  • Set up swimming and boating areas during staff orientation.

  • Assist in orienting the staff to their responsibilities in activity during staff orientation.

  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.

  • Assist in the supervision of campers and cabins during counselor’s time off

  • Conduct initial and end of season inventory, and store equipment for safety.

  • Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs.

  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Keep records on all participants; help them progress from beginner to advanced levels.

  • Award recognition and participation certificates to campers, when earned.

  • Evaluate aquatics abilities of staff and campers.

  • Plan and work with others during special events.

  • Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.

  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.

  • Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season.

Each staff member is expected to understand, support and implement the following Camp Fire USA principles in their daily activities:


Young people want to shape the world.  Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.


Every child will have an opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun and safe learning environment.


We build caring, confident youth and future leaders.


Camp Fire  Alaska makes these commitments to Alaska’s youth and families, the communities we serve, our staff and each other. We will:

  • Build caring relationships.

  • Provide Alaska’s youth with positive experiences which promote healthy life choices.

  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all of its endeavors.

  • Provide outdoor programs which foster competence, stewardship and joy with the natural world.

  • Strive towards excellence through innovation.

  • Operate quality programs which reflect best practices.

  • Act as a trustworthy organization that ensures experiences which are safe, secure and dependable.


Camp Fire recognizes that it is the children who are the primary consideration in any Camp Fire activity.

  • As Camp Fire explores options for growth and new programming, Camp Fire recognizes children thrive best when the child to adult ratio is low and will promote small group efforts wherever possible.

  • Camp Fire will strive for high quality in every youth development program it offers and provide the highest level of support possible to the agency’s staff.

  • Camp Fire as an agency advocates for quality youth programming.

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Camp Fire Alaska is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.