Camp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower low-income youth to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending the essence of sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning. Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer immersion program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings low-income youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders.

>> To Apply

Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/ 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Lifeguard at our beautiful pool to provide a safe and fun experience for campers!

Experience and Certifications: 

Qualifications

  • Current Red Cross Lifeguard and Waterfront Skills Certifications.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must be a hard worker – the team is a hardworking group and has a ton of fun together.
  • Interest in fostering social change through the empowerment of youth growing up in low-income communities. 
  • Love for personal growth and learning (you thrive in an environ ment where you are taught new skills, receive ongoing feedback, and stretch your leadership)
  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • An ability to assess and communicate information to staff, campers, and parents.
  • An ability to work effectively in a team context, contributing to the team process.
  • Experience working with middle school-aged students preferred but not required
  • At least one year of experience with youth
  • A person with the ability to act calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • A person with strong organization and communication skills.
  • A person with strong interpersonal relationship skills, comfortable with feedback and challenge, as well as an ability to interact with diverse groups of people and effectively meet their needs.
  • A person flexible and focused, capable of making necessary adjustments.

>> Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety of all people in and around the swimming area.
  • Remain alert and use all senses while guarding.
  • Perform first aid and emergency care treatment when required.
  • Work as a team with other staff on duty.
  • Handle discipline situations with courtesy.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of swimming area including locker rooms.
  • Assign and delegate tasks to aquatic observers.
  • Complete all necessary injury reports.
  • Set up the swimming area for specific activities according to the weekly program schedule.
  • Weekly testing of swimming water; record results and report to supervisor.
  • Communicate and enforce all Camp Phoenix regulations for swimming in a professional manner.
  • Assist maintenance staff in daily cleaning tasks when not at the swimming pool.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Experience working with kids, particularly from low-income communities preferred.
  • Experience providing lessons and teaching new swimmers how to swim preferred.

Schedule:

  • Swimming most frequently happens in the afternoon from approximately 2pm - 5:30pm (subject to year to year scheduling changes). Occasionally we will also offer night swimming (7-9pm).
  • We are looking for lifeguards who are available to come on-site to lifeguard every day during that time period from beginning in June; Staff Training (July 15-16, 2022); Camp Dates (July 18-August 9, 2022); plus one Leadership Training weekend and one weekend of additional Instructor Training and Planning

Compensation

  • The Lifeguard pay is a $1,500 stipend for the three-week camp. Each seven consecutive days of work, the Lifeguard will receive a day off. Benefits include a day off per week, room and board, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on children growing up in low-income communities.

>> To Apply

Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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