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Everwood Day Camp company profile

Boating Counselor(Canoeing & Kayaking)

Job Location

125 Lakeview Street - Sharon, MA, United States

Job Description

Our Boating Instructor will create and teach curriculum for children, aged from 4 to 15, on beautiful 350 acre Lake Massapoag. You will be responsible for teaching the fundamentals of boating while keeping it fun, diverse, educational and age-appropriate. You will be responsible for running 35 minute activity periods for groups of around 15 children at a time, assisted by 1 or 2 of their counselors. The Boating Instructor position is perfectly suited to a student or teacher (or similar) who has some boating experience. We will provide free Red Cross lifeguard certification for the right Boating Instructor candidate (worth $500 and transferable to other jobs) in addition to boating instruction training (canoe, kayak and SUP). The upkeep and basic maintenance of the lakefront beach area and docks is also part of the job. You may also be required to assist with other waterfront activities, including lifeguarding. You will be supported by a Waterfront Director, who will provide guidance and feedback throughout the summer. Equal Opportunity Employer.

We welcome SKYPE and Facetime Interviews!

Job Requirements



An enthusiastic, motivated, warm, friendly, caring individual.
The ability to communicate, through patience and clarity, with children and co-workers.
The knowledge and ability to explain and demonstrate boating fundamentals and techniques through drills and games (for canoeing, kayaking and SUPs). Training to be provided.
Strong swimmer. Free Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course ($500 value) is provided but passing the test is a job requirement.
Everwood Day Camp is an outdoor focused summer camp featuring many physically demanding activities on land and water. Staff members are regularly required to walk, hike and otherwise move in woods, fields, beaches, and lakes. In order to perform the job, each staff member of Everwood Day Camp must be physically able to travel around a large rural environment (fields, woods, beach, etc.) over uneven ground on a regular basis.


Experience of working with children.
Experience of teaching boating (canoeing, kayaking and SUP).
Teaching certification.


9:00am to 3:30pm (this includes a 30 minute break per day)
June 28th to Aug 28th (9 wks, preferred) or Aug 21st (8 wks) and hours are guaranteed.
Mon to Fri each week except for July 3rd when we are closed.
Salary range is $2300 and up for 9 weeks of work.
Extra income can be made (up to $700), working as a Bus Counselor or Extended Day staff.
Free daily snacks.


Sharon, MA but with free bus transportation from all over MA and RI!
Housing is NOT included.

How To Apply

We are currently preparing for the summer of 2020 and are accepting applications for many positions.

Candidates interested in employment with Everwood Day Camp are invited to complete our online staff application.

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Contact Information

Contact Jen Kaplan
Head Counselor
Everwood Day Camp
125 Lakeview St
Sharon, MA, United States 02067
Phone 781-694-5829
Fax 781-636-2126


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