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Camp Name: Camp Manitou-Lin

Camp Location: Middleville, MI

Camp Description: Located on Barlow Lake, Camp Manitou-Lin offers kids a variety of experiences! To support the amenities listed, we have nine out buildings and 10 resident cabins that can house 220 people. Our riding center houses 50 horses year-round and we also have two archery ranges, a chapel, zip line, high ropes course, rock wall, along with three docks and a variety of boats

Sponsoring YMCA: Camping Services Branch YMCA

YMCA Location: Middleville, MI

Job Description and Required Certifications: The Waterfront Lifeguard is responsible for guarding the aquatic activities at Camp Manitou-Lin and ensuring the safety of its campers. The Lifeguard will provide a safe, fun area for children and adults to interact and enjoy. This position requires early morning, evening, and weekend responsibilities. This position runs from June-August, pay is $185/week and room and board is provided. KNOW HOW Must be 18 years or older; six months to one year of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Minimum sixteen years of age. Desire and ability to work and live outdoors. YMCA experience preferred. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent (required) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for rescue (required) First Aid certification (required) PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES Enforces aquatic rules and procedures Maintains supervision of campers Administers necessary First Aid and CPR Handles camper/parent complaints Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion Maintains aquatic equipment Enforces policies on showers and proper attire Enforces safety standards and follows emergency procedures Ensures State of Michigan’s Department of Health requirements are met Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of Camp Manitou-Lin and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ABILITY REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Information: 185/week

Room and Board Provided: Yes

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Contact: Karin Denman

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