Camp Seymour Waterfront Specialist


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Camp Seymour
9725 Cramer Road KPN
Gig Harbor
Camp Seymour

June 6-August 21, 2022 (Seasonal Position)

Starting Wage: $300+/week, depending on qualifications

This is a Residential position that includes room and board.

Note: Salary rates are daily paid. (X6 day/week in Summer)


Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of educational settings must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you are in the process of getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption please reach out to for further information about the process for final candidates.

Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for every camper?  At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of campfires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

If hired for this position you will supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate waterfront programs and events. You will supervise boating instructors and lifeguards and provide progressive instruction in waterfront activities. You will work with leadership staff and all staff to coordinate and implement the overall camp program.

You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in camp aquatics activities.  By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging. 

In this position, you will be able to use your skills to:

  • Build Community:
    • Seek out and use staff and camper feedback to improve programs and services.
    • Anticipate and take action to meet the needs of campers.
  • Be Inclusive:
    • Work effectively with all members of a diverse team.
    • Know the name and support the dream of every child in the program.
  • Provide quality results:
    • Monitor waterfront equipment and supplies; repair and resupply as necessary.
    • Plan, organize, and facilitate all waterfront programming for Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and visiting groups.
    • Provide a quality experience to campers & families focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. 
  • Develop Others:
    • Share experiences and provide training to assist others with their development.
    • Serve as a cabin counselor when coverage is needed.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You have worked at a camp for at least one season.
  • You have experience teaching boating and/or two years of personal boating experience.
  • You have a current Small Craft Safety Certification or YMCA Lifeguard/Red Cross Lifeguard certification (or the ability to obtain these certifications during staff training).
  • You have Washington State Boaters’ License or will have before the start of staff training.
  • You want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer.

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Our core values are caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

The Y is an equal opportunity employer