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Water Sports Jobs

Canoeing

Canoeing has become campers’ favorite activity, all because of the energy and crazy enthusiasm of the staff! Experienced canoeists must be capable of teaching the fundamentals as well as advanced instruction, including solo and tandem, capsizing, self-rescue, entry, and proper strokes. Canoe staff also accompany our trip staff on extended overnight and day trips across the lake. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff.

Fishing

Share your love of the sport with beginning and experienced fishermen; must be competent in basic rigging, rod maintenance, casting, and cleaning fish. If a camper hauls in a keeper, our chef helps prepare it! use of live bait and artificial lures. Fly-fishing experience is a plus. A highlight every session is organizing “The Search for Herbie”, our pre-breakfast fishing rodeo. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff.

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Kayaking

When campers get their roll, it’s a very big deal! Experienced kayakers must be capable of teaching the fundamentals as well as advanced instruction, including high brace, Eskimo roll, capsizing, self-rescue and wet entry, and proper strokes. Kayak staff has the opportunity to accompany campers on class II/III whitewater day trips led by an experienced guide. Applicants must be experienced kayaking in both flat and whitewater; teaching experience is a plus. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff.

Sailing

Lake George is perfect for sailing, and this double period activity is filled to capacity. Experienced sailors must be capable of teaching a progressively challenging program. Our sailing fleet includes 6 FJs, 6 Optis, a JY 15, a Capri 14, 2 Lasers, and a 420. Sailing instructors teach basic fundamentals for first-time sailors, competitive racing for advanced sailors, and work with our trip staff to lead day and overnight trips. Applicants must have 3-5 years of experience sailing a variety of boats and experience driving small outboard-powered motorboats. All applicants should have a boating license or take a safe-boating course (offered online prior to camp). Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; this course is offered pre-season to staff.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

Campers love SUP, whether they’re gliding across the lake or practicing yoga on their boards. Experienced SUPers must be capable of teaching flat-water stand up paddleboarding to all ages, from beginner to advanced. Skills include launching, landing, board and paddle control, standing, balance, safety, rescue, maneuvers, and strokes. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff.

Swimming

Our 12 swim instructors use 5 beautiful swim areas to teach fun, energetic swim classes. Experienced swim instructors teach all levels of swimmers based on the Red Cross progressive swim program. Swim staff are also responsible for lifeguarding during recreational swimming. Snorkeling experience is desirable. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer required; Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification and/or documented teaching experience preferred.

Waterskiing/Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing

This activity is a camper favorite! Experienced instructors must be capable of teaching the fundamentals as well as advanced instruction in waterskiing and wakeboarding. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff. Staff must also be skilled at driving a motorboat while towing skiers and wakeboarders; must be capable of passing the NYS Public Vessel license test and possess a current boating license or evidence of participation in a safe boating course (offered online prior to camp).

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Windsurfing

Campers can fly across the water if the wind is right. Experienced windsurfers must be capable of teaching the fundamentals as well as advanced instruction in a variety of conditions. Skills include rigging, uphauling, getting underway, tacking, jibing, and sailing upwind. Current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer are a plus; these courses are offered pre-season to staff. Experience driving a small outboard boat is preferred.

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