Summer Posted February 13, 2024

Director of Waterfront Programing (Rosh Agam)

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires


Join us at Camp in upstate New York this summer and spend every day feeling like you made Camp and the world a better place. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires is a vibrant non-profit summer camp in upstate NY, where Campers in grades 3-10, grow in a beautiful and safe setting. Surrounded by life-long friends and nurtured by spirited role models and outstanding program staff, we craft an immersive and powerful community. From sports to the arts, swimming to outdoor adventure. Camp is a transformative experience for campers, staff, and families from both across the New York metropolitan area and around the world.

Camp Ramah is looking for a responsible, organized, and mature individual for our Waterfront Director role. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a motivated and vibrant team and enhance a core program area of our Camp community.

The Director of Waterfront Programming is a senior leadership position, responsible for maintaining the health and safety standards, in accordance with NY State law, for all water-based activities including swimming, boating, and other lake programming. Additionally, the waterfront director supervises and trains a team of up to 20 Lifeguards and Swim instructors, including on-going in-service training and administrative scheduling.

2024 Dates: Training and preparation begins in early June. The Summer Camp season runs from June 26 – August 16. Additional opportunities are available for pre and post-season work.

Compensation: $7k-$12k depending on experience and employment length. Room & Board Provided while in residence at Camp. Certification and travel reimbursements are available.




Qualifications: At least 21 Years Old Lifeguard certification (Instructor preferred), CPR/AED/First Aid for Professionals A minimum of: One season of previous experience as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children’s camp; OR Two seasons of previous experience consisting of at least 12 weeks as a children’s camp lifeguard which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; OR 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach, which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time. Lifeguard Management, particularly with young staff Experience lifeguarding in Lake and non-pool settings Experience working with children ages 8-16 Excellent teamwork, communication and organizational skills

How to Apply

Ready to apply?! Contact us at staff@ramahberkshires.org

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