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Cornell Cooperative Extension 4H Camp Hidden Valley: Aquatics Manager - Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins Glen, New York

The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness, and skill building.

The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the supervision of the pool, boating program, and lifeguard management, including skills training. The Aquatics Manager will live on camp and serve as a cabin counselor for the entire summer camp season.


The summer camp season includes one Senior Staff week beginning June 23rd, one week of mandatory staff training from June 30th through July 7th, and five full weeks and one partial week of residential and day camp running from Sunday at 11:00 AM to Friday at 6:00 PM except the weekend starting August 9th. This weekend will be a working weekend for all camp staff. The specific dates the Camp is in operation are July 7th through August 13th. The Aquatics Manager will remain on Camp until August 16th to assist in closing the camp facility and oversee the proper storage of all supplies and materials for the pool with assistance from the Pool Operator.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee all the pool operations following the ACA accreditation standards and Health and Safety Plan approved by the New York State Department of Health.

  • Conduct swim assessments of campers or staff before they participate in any pool activities

  • Provide leadership for swimming classes

  • Provide leadership and supervision for staff and campers during swimming programs

  • Train additional camp staff in appropriate pool monitoring behaviors, including proper usage of the Buddy Board

  • Conduct water testing daily for proper chemical levels and general water quality in cooperation with the Pool Operator. Close the pool when water quality is not within the state-mandated guidelines.

  • Coordinate daily maintenance of the pool, including tidying up the pool deck and monitoring of pool vacuuming schedule

  • Record and notify the Health Manager of any injury occurring at the pool or waterfront

  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests, and learning styles.

  • Other duties may be assigned as required


  • 21 years of age or older

  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting

  • Current Lifeguard Management Certificate by American Red Cross

  • Current Lifeguard Certificate

  • Current First Aid Responding to Emergencies and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

  • Current Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred

  • Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults


This is a full time, (TEMPORARY) exempt position.

Salary and Benefit Details

The rate of pay will be $2200.00. (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled but not worked during the period) The pay rate is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability. Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.

  • Attach a Cover Letter.

  • Attach a Resume.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants : Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search jobs and apply using your professional profile.

    Contact Bruce Condie at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Program Director


No Grade - Annual

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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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