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Day Camp 2024 - Lifeguard Counsellor (Midland)

Midland, ON, Canada Req #729
December 8, 2023

Are you ready for a memorable and exciting summer experience? We are building our 2024 Day Camp team and are looking for positive and energetic individuals for our team to provide fun and enriching programs and activities to day campers in communities across Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound.


Lifeguard Counsellor 


Reports to: On Site Supervisor, On Site Program Coordinator 

Supports: Campers 


General Function:  

Lifeguard Counsellors are responsible for facilitating safe, fun and engaging water based activities. They deliver daily programming, ensure camper safety and wellbeing, and provide quality care and supervision for their group of 10 campers. Lifeguard Counsellors are fun, creative, caring and energetic. In this role staff will be required to work 7:00-3:00pm, 8:30-4:30pm, or 10:00-6:00pm. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Programming: Lead and participate in all programs with campers each day. Facilitate water based programming including swim, canoeing and kayaking. Modify programming to fit the age and skill level of all participants. Ensure all waterfront equipment is properly stored and well maintained 
  • Camper Care: Interact with all campers in a positive and supportive manner in line with the Healthy Childhood Development frameworks. Be a role model for safety and take responsibility for the supervision and security of all participants in your care at all times. 
  • Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service to all campers, parents/guardians, and service providers as a representative of the YMCA. Demonstrate a strong support of and commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA of Canada. 
  • Administration: Ensure that waterfront areas and activities meet all safety requirements. Complete all necessary paperwork (site checks, program paperwork, incident reports, pre-camp phone calls, staff meetings, and parent feedback).  



  • Child and Youth Focused: Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.  
  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.  
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and commits to promoting equal opportunity and support for all children regardless of ability. 
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards. 
  • Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.  



  • Standard First Aid and CPR C 
  • National Lifeguard certification 
  • Experience lifeguarding, canoeing, kayaking, and working with children. 
  • Must be a minimum 17 years of age as on December 31, 2024 
  • Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Screening for those 18+ years of age. Applicants are advised to begin the Criminal Record Check process early as it may take several weeks to obtain results. 


Salary: $640/week based on a five day work week 


Contract Dates: June 24th to August 30th (no work on July 1st or August 5th) 


Applications will remain open until filled. 

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the People and Culture department at  


Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 100
  • Job Start Date June 24, 2024
  • Job End Date August 30, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Midland, ON, Canada