Swimming Specialist

Fantastic Experience as a part of our Waterfront Team at a Scenic Summer Camp!

Sponsoring YMCA

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp Inc.


Mukwonago, WI 53149-9535

Camp Information

Phantom Lake Camp
S110W30240 YMCA Camp Rd
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Camp Description

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp has been providing positive experiences for children from across the country since 1896. At Phantom Lake YMCA Camp your child will develop new friendships, experience new activities, tap their creativity and increase their awareness of the world around them. Our campers grow in self-confidence, learn to work cooperatively with others, and improve their sense of responsibility and independence. These traits help a young person to be happier and more successful all year long.

Job Description

Responsible for evaluating campers swimming ability, scheduling appropriate classes and recreational swim times, supervise counseling staff teaching swim lessons, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing and operate a safe and fun waterfront. Team player in organizing evening all camp activities. Along with a peer in the same role, responsible for running a safe and fun swimming area and programming under the direction of of the Waterfront Director.Seasonal position summer 2021, employment June 2021 - August 2021.


Individual at least20 years old. MUST LOVE WORKING WITH KIDS. This is a live on site position. Must be organized, patient and enthusiastic. Be able to handle many different types of camper situations and think on your feet.

Previous camp or other leadership experience prefered, need to be mature and responsible role model.

Essential Functions

The Swimming Specialist is required to design and supervise all swimming lessons and activities. The Swimming Specialist is responsible for all other staff non-counseling roles which may include, but is not limited to: night supervisor and manager on duty. The Swimming Specialist must also work well with other waterfront staff including: Admiral and Waterfront Director. Evaluating the swimming area and staff throughout the summer camp program is a requirement. Assessing aquatic abilities of campers, junior counselors and staff will also be required. To Apply: Must be an individual of at least 20 years of age, preference given to applicants over 21. Must hold current lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certifications; current WSI-NM, small crafts instructor’s certification is desired. Required to have at least one summer of previous camp experience; preference to individuals with waterfront experience. Must possess the ability and desire to work with children, and have excellent organizational and communication skills, as well. The Swimming Specialist must have the ability to supervise staff, schedule programs, facilities, and staff. Must be prepared to handle large amounts of responsibility and remain level-headed in any situation. Must exhibit: integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, endurance, and respect. This is a live on site position. Two positions available.

Required Certifications

Must have a current life guarding certificate (can be obtained at camp), necessary experience, leadership abilities, certificates and qualifications to train/certify and supervise staff in swim instruction, life guarding, and small crafts operation. Would prefer instructor's card to teach lifeguarding class. (Or willingness to obtain before summer)

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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