Overnight Summer Camp - Pool & Waterfront Director

Barker, NY 14012, USA ‚óŹ Gainesville, NY 14066, USA Req #11574
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

YMCA Buffalo Niagara operates two premier summer overnight camps in Western New York.

YMCA Camp Kenan (CampKenan.com) overlooks beautiful Lake Ontario on 50 acres near Barker, NY.

YMCA Camp Weona (CampWeona.com) is nestled among 800 acres of hills and forests in Gainesville, NY.  

When applying for this job, you will be asked to select the resident camp you would prefer to work at.

Camp activities include swimming, archery, low & high ropes challenges, climbing wall, gaga ball, arts & crats, nature, science, and more.

The Y is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA’s mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday values reflect the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


The Pool & Waterfront Director oversees the safe operation of aquatics activities at pool and waterfront, provides leadership and guidance to staff and campers, and plans and implements camp activities. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, have acceptable experience, and hold required certifications. Preferred: Certification as a Water Safety Instructor or equivalent. 



This is a residential position where food and lodging are provided during hours of work. The work week follows the camper session which begins each Sunday and ends on Saturday with a 24 hour break in-between. Dates of employment include a week of training starting June 23, 2024, 7 weeks of program, and concludes on August 17, 2024. 



Complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara Membership, discounted program fees, paid sick leave, training and leadership development opportunities, and an outstanding work environment. 



  1. Develops and implements a safe and skill-oriented YMCA swimming instruction program.
  2. Maintains YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s aquatic program standards. Maintains pool reports as required by the NYS Health Department.
  3. Coordinates, schedules and trains aquatic staff and camp counselors as needed to carry out the program design.
  4. Implements appropriate discipline techniques and enforce policy and procedures.
  5. Ensures effective communication with staff and parents of campers.
  6. Develops and maintains positive, open communication between campers and camp staff.
  7. Performs the administrative functions of attendance, swimming progress reports, and program evaluation.
  8. Enforces pool rules. Implements emergency procedures when necessary.
  9. Follows and enforces department protocol to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Ensures PPE compliance.
  10. Completes additional duties as assigned.


  1. Must have one or more years of experience in swim instruction and supervision.
  2. Strong leadership and communication skills.
  3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  4. Must have and maintain: YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard certification; CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED (American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Health & Safety Institute); and Oxygen Administration and First Aid certification (American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Health & Safety Institute).
Daily pay rate:  $80

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Sunday, June 23, 2024