Camp Cayuga in the Poconos company profile

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Job Location:

Pocono Mountains - Honesdale, PA, United States

Job Description:

We are seeking swimming instructors, lifeguards, swim team coaches, and watercraft instructors to lead multiple water sports activities at our 2 pools and private lake. Waterfront Staff is comprised of Pool Directors (one at each pool), Lakefront Director; 8-10 swim instructors, 8-10 lifeguards, and 8-10 watercraft instructors. Staff are required to hold American Red Cross (or equivalent) current certification in their area of expertise (WSI, lifeguarding, sailing, etc), and have documented experience teaching the aquatic skills in their specialty area to children of all ages. Waterfront Staff are trained, evaluated, and qualified in emergency and rescue procedures by our Pool/Lake Directors prior to the campers' arrival.

WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES: American Red Cross swim instruction, recreational swimming, competitive swimming, water ballet, water polo, water volleyball, water basketball, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, row boating, pedal boats, paddle boards, windsurfing, fishing, tubing, intercamp swim meets, scuba diving clinics, polar bear club, and canoe/rafting trips.

WATER SPORTS FACILITIES: Junior Campus swimming pool with slide; Teen Campus swimming pool with slide; private natural stream-fed lake (13 acres) including large beach, 200ft dock area, fishing dock, floating raft with slide, and boat house; 25ft lake trampoline, 14ft floating iceberg, and rolling log. To see a complete list of all facilities, refer to the Facility List on our website.

* Camp tuition credit is applied to children of senior staff members
* Competitive Salary
* Room, board, and laundry services are included
* Travel Allowance is provided and tips are permitted
* Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer
* Staff lounge features internet access
* Meet children and high-caliber staff members from around the world!

TO APPLY: Complete the Camp Cayuga online employment application at To learn more about applicant requirements, benefits, positions available, instructions for applying, and more information, please refer to the Job Section on our website.


Job Requirements:

Camp Cayuga is a coed nonsectarian sleepaway camp located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Family owned and operated since 1963, Cayuga caters to normal average children of the ages 6 to 16.

We are seeking individuals with high moral character, who exhibit good sportsmanship, strong loyalty, honesty, and the ability to work hard to ensure a positive camp experience for our campers! If you consider yourself a good role model and have a genuine interest in working with children, we encourage you to apply. Our staff members have fun at Cayuga because they possess a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and good leadership abilities.

Our success is directly related to the quality of our staff, who are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our campers. Each camper is under the close care and direct supervision of at least 2 cabin counselors. Our senior staff are professional educators, teachers, nurses, and coaches. The staff/camper ratio is 1 to 4. All staff attend a one-week orientation for qualifying and training prior to the campers' arrival.

How To Apply:

To apply for a position at Camp Cayuga, complete the online staff application form and be sure to list as much information as possible. Upon receipt of your application, we'll contact you to schedule an interview. For international Applicants, after you receive your contract, we'll guide you through the process of obtaining the appropriate work visa.

Contact Information:

Contact: JaMarcus Gibson
Staff Director
Camp Cayuga in the Poconos
PO Box 151
Peapack, NJ, United States 07977
Phone: 908-470-1224
Fax: 908-470-1228


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