WATERFRONT DIRECTOR – Frontier Trails Camp


Frontier Trails Camp – ONTARIO

RESPONSIBLE TO        the Activity Coordinator and Director


GENERAL PURPOSE      To oversee the safe implementation of all Waterfront Activities

                                              To teach swimming lessons & a variety of Waterfront Activities

                                              To maintain the Waterfront so it is clean and safe

                                              To also be a Dorm leader, or activity leader if called upon to do so


REQUIREMENTS           18 years of age with      hours experience

       Current NLS

       Current 1st Aid and CPR

                                             Current Red Cross Instructors or equivalent an asset

        ORCA qualifications or equivalent an asset

       *Proof of qualifications will be required  

         Police Check


SPIRITUAL PURPOSE To function as a Spiritual organism rather than as a collection of independent persons filling positions. The Spiritual objectives of camp will only be achieved as each staff member consistently lives out the Frontier Trails Camp Mission.




 Hold training sessions for Waterfront staff to review all waterfront regulations, general

                procedures and emergency procedures

 Ensure that all Waterfront staff qualifications are current
 Ensure that all areas of the Waterfront meet or exceed Health Code regulations
 Check first aid kits, emergency horns, signage, reaching poles, spinal boards, lifejackets

    and ring buoys to see they are in place and in good working order

 Designate a back up guard or teacher in an emergency situation
 Oversee all Waterfront activities – work with the Program Director
 Be responsible to determine if the staff member is safe and competent in the specific capacity

    they are assigned to

 Coordinate with the Program Director for all Waterfront special Program events
Ensure that other Waterfront staff are maintaining their areas and equipment in safe manor
Visit all waterfront areas at least once /day
Encourage a unified and disciplined team of staff
Be approachable and understanding
Fill out all reports promptly and ensure incident reports are handed in to the Nurse or director.
Take the Waterfront staff through the Risk Management sheets and have them sign off




Make sure that all safety items are readily available: spinal board, life jackets in good order,

  emergency horns, first aid kit, extra whistles, accident/incident report book, extra sun block,

  hats, teaching aids, poles and ring buoys

 Monitor damage to all Waterfront equipment: lifejackets, paddles, canoes, kayaks, row boats;

    All damage must be reported and the equipment removed from the area according to the camp

    Risk Management protocols


 Check life jackets regularly for safety issues: lost belts, torn sides or zippers, punky or folded

    floatation material that no longer functions as it should. Discard to program director as needed. Make a record of      what has been discarded and inform the Director

 Notify the Program Director of any supplies or needed equipment
 Assign river / pond staff to clean sheds weekly
 Do not let the lifejackets sit outside in the sun. When dry, they should be put away on rack in the shade or in the boat house.
 Encourage the staff to maintain high standards in all areas



Be an example of good character and help to instill this exemplary character and self-esteem in campers & other staff.
Attend morning Staff & devotions Meeting
Spiritually mentor the Pool and Waterfront staff
Attend Get Start Devotions after breakfast
Maintain a personal devotional life and prayer time. Pray for campers and staff
Ensure each camper is presented with the gospel as they answer the questions
Have solid organizational skills
Have an ability to clearly convey instructions to others
Be patient and enthusiastic
Be supportive and encouraging of all camper efforts
Have a desire to see high standards kept in every Activity program
Demonstrate and promote good work habits
Attend all evening programs to help with supervision
Assist & lifeguard on a cabin cookout on Wednesday night
Be willing to perform tasks other than those assigned, if requested
Belief in and support the mission of Frontier Trails Camp
Contact:  Marie Tubby, Camp Director
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Revised 2019