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Metro YMCA of the Oranges Waterfront Director-Oratam Camp in New Milford, New Jersey

Waterfront Director-Oratam Camp

Greater Bergen County YMCA, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford, New Jersey, United States of America

Req #1450

Thursday, April 4, 2024

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

Sign on bonus may apply


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by providing a friendly, healthy, and fun atmosphere for campers during the camp season.The Waterfront Director will be responsible for providing a developmental programming to assist child/ren in personal growth, maturity, and socialization and to function as an authority as well as a role model to the child during his/her camp experience.The Waterfront Director will encourage child/ren to set new goals as well as to achieve established ones.*All qualifications for this position must be met by ACA guidelines, and the NYS Health Department.

YMCA of Greater Bergen County operates traditional day and resident camps in Harriman State Park, NY, along Lake Kanawauke, providing a beautiful natural setting. The camp is 45 minutes from Hackensack, where our YMCA is located; all counselors and campers are bused to camp from the YMCA. Camp activities include swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, sports & games, archery, nature, hiking, rock climbing, and challenge/low ropes course.


  • Ensure, above all else, campers are safe and well supervised while present at the program area.

  • Provide leadership to camp as a whole, including programming, safety and activities.

  • Oversee all waterfront programs, staff and campers supervision, training, motivation, evaluation within program activities.

  • Develop and execute, with the help of waterfront staff, program area lesson plans for the season.

  • Responsible for area specific training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of all assigned waterfront staff.

  • Assist with orientation and development of waterfront programs.

  • Oversee three (3) emergency drills per summer.

  • Maintains viable “buddy system” and “lost swimmer” procedure.

  • Oversee waterfront family nights and special events.

  • Maintain inventory & care for all designated waterfront activities and rescue equipment.

  • Ensure all surrounding areas of the waterfront area kept clean and orderly.

  • Review regularly with Camp Director all concerns, priorities, progress, and reports regarding camp and programs.

  • Create, maintain and submit all reports, inventory and evaluations as required. Maintain accurate records.

  • Report waterfront maintenance concerns in a timely fashion.

  • Work in cooperation with all staff and other programs on the property.

  • Attend all staff meetings and training events as scheduled.

    DIRECT REPORTS: Lifeguards and CIT’s


  • At least 21 years of age.

  • Minimum three-year’s experience in Waterfront, and professional rescuer.

  • Minimum three years lifeguard experience.

  • Experience in supervision.

  • Ability to create lesson plans.

  • Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, WSI and Waterfront certifications.

  • First Aid & CPR for Professional rescuer certifications.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs).

    Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity.

    Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid.


    Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.

    Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Greater Bergen County YMCA, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford, New Jersey, United States of America