Nestled in the heart of Chestnut Hill, Beaver Summer Camp has been educating, entertaining, and engaging children for the past 80 years. Designed to offer unforgettable experiences that grow with our campers, we provide all the best of a traditional day camp with many specialty programs that fuel emerging interests and talents. And, what’s more, it’s all in a safe and nurturing community highlighted by our exceptional staff.
June 28th to August 20th
Hours: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm, 9:45 am to 5:45 pm, 12:00 Noon to 8:00 pm
Staff Training: June 19th, June 22nd, and June 26th
Current lifeguarding certification
Current water safety instructor’s certification (preferred)
Current CPR and first aid certifications
Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a busy camp setting
Ability to relate to one’s peer group
Ability to accept guidance and supervision
Good character, integrity and adaptability
Enthusiasm, patience, self-control and sense of humor
Minimum 18 years of age
Responsible to: Aquatics Director
To teach swimming activities and to maintain a safe pool environment at all times.
Be in attendance all day and every day that camp is in session
During staff training, work with the aquatics director to set up pool area and teach counselors their responsibilities at the pool
Keep records on all participants in the Red Cross swim instruction program
Assist in closing of pool and storage of pool equipment at the end of the season
Work three weekend days lifeguarding for the Family Swim Club
Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents and club members
Practice discretion at all times in conversations with campers and other staff
Attend pre-season staff training
Other reasonable duties as assigned by the aquatics director
Ability to communicate and work with other staff and provide necessary instruction to campers
Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
Cognitive and communication abilities to plan and conduct the activity to achieve camper development objectives
Ability to work with different age and skill levels
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to activities
Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Beaver Summer Camp does not discriminate in hiring qualified staff or accepting qualified campers on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
About Our School & Our People
We are not your typical independent school. Education is not traditionally seen as forward-thinking. But that's not the case at Beaver. We welcome change and seek feedback to continuously improve. Our "Launch, Test, Refine" mindset promotes flexibility, risk-taking, open-mindedness, and innovation. Our business is providing a future-focused education rooted in real world context and experience and our clients are our students.
The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.
• Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals, who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience. We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.
• Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school, and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.
• Our mindset is to make excellent mistake...s, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer and instead, that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers.
• Our values include collaboration, partnership, and above all, creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and steadfast commitment. It is never “done”, and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students, faculty, staff and parents to feel a sense of belonging, it’s important that they see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming.
Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly, we need people that are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together.