Lifeguard - California Summer Camp

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Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp from June 11th to August 6th. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino our residential summer camp. Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages eight to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.

We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a three part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, over night camping, and much more!

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View other exciting career opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco by viewing our webpage at

The Camp Lifeguards oversee all waterfront activities, including water safety, and swim tests. The lifeguard team plans and implements waterfront programming to engage campers and foster character development and promote healthy lifestyles in coordination with the Program Managers. Provide oversight during activity times and as needed.


  • Provide a safe environment for all staff and youth while at the waterfront
  • Ensures lifejackets are worn at all required times
  • Adhere to all safety rules and protocol
  • Administer swim tests for all campers
  • Supervise counselors assisting at the waterfront
  • Maintain all waterfront equipment
  • Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy
  • Participate in all camp activities, such as: talent shows, camp fires, and flagpole
  • When not running programming engage with assigned youth group, and assume all responsibilities of a counselor, including overnight supervision of youth in cabins
  • Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Swimming lessons are not part of this job

  • Current Red Cross Life-guarding certification or equivalent
  • Over the age of 21 by start of employment
  • Experience supervising youth as a lifeguard
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and campers
  • Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


  • Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting
  • Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances


  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles
  • Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)
  • Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Seasonal position - June 11th to August 6th

  • Job Information 

  • Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
  • Vacancy: Lifeguard - California Summer Camp
  • Category: First Aid & Emergency
  • Dates: June 11 - August 6
  • Locations:
    • United States
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