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Lifeguard/Summer Camp Counselor

Hidden Valley Camp
Freedom, Maine, United States (on-site)
18 days ago


Are you seeking a meaningful opportunity to develop your aquatic skills and advance your career? Are you looking for a paid internship or summer job where you’ll make a difference and hone leadership skills? Hidden Valley Camp’s pool and lakefront offer unique opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. 

Among the skills you will gain at HVC:

  • Teaching campers age 8-14 and working with many learning styles
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Public speaking in small and large groups
  • Teamwork and teambuilding
  • Leadership in many contexts with peers and children

In addition, a summer at Hidden Valley provides opportunities for personal growth: during your summer here, you will acquire new skills, make friends and connections from all over the world, earn internship credits, and make a valuable impact on children's lives. 

Our aquatics area is a well-established Waterfront and Swimming program within a progressive Maine camp. Join a group of 20 devoted, energetic lifeguards, teaching children ages 8-14 swimming, kayaking, SUP, and more! All staff are trained through the American Red Cross and will gain a Lifeguarding Certification while at camp. Activities take place at a private lake and heated swimming pool, both surrounded by open fields and miles of wooded trails.


We are seeking individuals with:

  • Experience working with children
  • Intermediate to advanced swimming abilities 
  • Prior experience instructing and/or instructor certifications preferred  
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to act as a positive role model for campers
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Adaptability and willingness to take on new challenges.

And if you enjoy the wide outdoors and a fulfilling community life, a summer at HVC is for you!

Hidden Valley has a comprehensive covid response, vaccinations are required. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 46894019
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Freedom, Maine, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Hidden Valley Camp
  • Position Title: Lifeguard/Summer Camp Counselor
  • Job Function: Counselor / Activity Instructor
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year

Located in coastal Maine, our "co-ed" summer sleep away camp features distinctive programs for children ages 8 to 14. We seek warm, bright, energetic, child-centered individuals for our staff of summer camp counselors, program-specific directors, healthcare and support staff.

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