During the summer i was in charge of the Waterfront and all activities. Also in directing a staff of 8, all trained lifeguards. A typical day for me started at 6:30 am, cleaning the docks of any goose "leftovers" and making sure no boats had any leaks or damage, making sure all doors are locked and all equipment are ready for the day. Every Tuesday and Thursday we had "Polar Bear Swim", any camper, if they wished, could come down to the lake for a pre - breakfast swim. After breakfast in dining hall, and a basic chapel service, campers were split up into groups and at the waterfront we offered a variety of aquatic activities, including but not always offered everyday: Row boats, canoes, kayaks, swimming, diving board competitions, floating water trampoline, with attached "blob" and rope swing. All activities closely monitored by lifeguards and counselors. Lunch was in between groups, and after Dinner, the entire camp participated in and evening activity, that at least once a week involved the waterfront. In the evening, as a director, i also was in charge of a cabin of female campers when a counselor was on their night off, making sure the particular cabin was out to bed responsibly. I would usually get to bed by about 11:30 - 12 midnight.
free room and board, meals provided, positive role models
very little to no free time off work, very stressful