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Summer Camp Lifeguards

Summer Camp Lifeguard at Ponderosa Bible Camp

Position Overview: Ponderosa Bible Camp is seeking enthusiastic and responsible lifeguards to join our team for the summer season. As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of campers and staff during water-based activities at both the swimming pool and the riverfront.

Job Duties:

  1. Supervise swimmers and ensure their safety at all times during pool sessions and riverfront activities.

  2. Enforce water safety rules and respond quickly and appropriately to any emergencies or incidents.

  3. Conduct regular safety checks of the pool and riverfront areas, including equipment and facilities.

  4. Provide assistance and first aid as needed, including CPR and other lifesaving techniques.

  5. Communicate effectively with campers, staff, and management regarding water safety protocols and emergency procedures.

  6. Attend and actively participate in lifeguard training sessions, staff meetings, and other required events.

  7. Maintain a clean and organized lifeguard station and surrounding area.

  8. Act as a positive role model for campers, promoting a culture of safety, respect, and fun.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Age between 18-25 (applicants aged 16-17 will be considered with restrictions - see below).

  • Available to work the entire summer season from May 26 to July 19.

  • Strong swimming skills and ability to pass the swim and rescue test.

  • Ability to pass a written lifeguard certification test.

  • Previous lifeguarding experience is preferred but not required.

  • Current lifeguard certification is preferred but not mandatory (training and certification provided).


Additional Information: This is a paid position, and the rate will be discussed with Jon David Nelson, our Program Director. Lifeguards will receive training and certification if not already certified.

Applicants aged 16-17 will not be permitted to stay on weekends and must go home to rest, do laundry, and prepare for the upcoming week.

Join us at Ponderosa Bible Camp for a rewarding summer experience where you'll ensure the safety of others and create lasting memories and friendships.

Apply now to become part of our dedicated lifeguard team!

Contact Jeff Nelson for more details! 256-996-5141

"Being a SALT Member was amazing because I got to share God with kids who wanted to grow in their spiritual walk, or just start their journey with Christ. I got to meet incredible new people who also helped me in my walk. I saw God move in young hearts in so many amazing ways. Being allowed to be part of God's work spreading His word was a real joy for me. I learned so many things, and I hope I can do it again!"

- Ember O'Sullivan

"I enjoyed being a SALT Member because I learned more about Christ, I have fun while doing it, and I built bonds with people. In my opinion, I learned more about myself as a SALT Member than I did as a TEAM Member. Even though sometimes the campers can be difficult, they helped me learn more about myself. My absolute favorite thing about being a SALT Member is Commitment Night (Thursday night). Sometimes the campers will ask me to walk up with them, and say their commitment for them, and that's when I know they trust me, and feel comfortable with me."

-Josh Puckett

"The main reason I like to work at Ponderosa is because I am shown something new about my walk with Christ practically every day no matter how small or big. It might be someone giving their life over to God, or just someone saying thank you. I like being a SALT member because I can talk to the kids when they want to talk to me because I’m usually with them for the entirety of the day. It’s really my favorite thing I get to do all summer."

- Heath Romine

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