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Camp Lifeguard
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

JCC Info:

Summer is the best time of the year, so why not spend it at a place that has everything? From sports and boating, to crafts and games, to fishing and overnights, Camp Raanana at the Michigan United Conservation Club's (MUCC) Out of Doors Center at Cedar Lake in Chelsea, MI does day camp the right way! For more information, or to apply, please visit:

Principal Responsibilities:

Lifeguard Responsibilities

  • Prepare for specialty activities; creating new program ideas and lesson plans (for swim lessons and watersports)
  • Be knowledgeable and skillful in a variety of activities relevant to specialty area
  • Create age appropriate activities that result in tangible skills for campers
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment and provide an inviting space for campers and staff
  • Act as extra supervision if needed, etc.
  • Plan projects several weeks in advance to ensure all necessary supplies are available. Notify Camp Director of any necessary materials that are low/out of stock.
  • Guard at all waterfront activities
  • Assist during other parts of camp such as swimming on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events
  • Encourage creativity amongst staff and campers
  • Be flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments when camp is underway
  • Listen to, respect, follow the decisions, and report any emergencies or any inappropriate behavior to the Camp Director (Waterfront/Assistant Waterfront Directors during waterfront or water activities)
  • Listen to, and respect opinions of other staff including fellow Counselors-In-Training (CITs), lifeguards, and counselors
  • Supervise groups of staff and campers, acting as guardian, advocate, and disciplinarian, and put their best interests first
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for his/her campers, abiding by all camp rules/policies. Ability to assist in emergencies
  • Be a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers
  • Provide organized, punctual, and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips in and around the camp
  • Work with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all members of the camp community

Physical Demands

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Ability to enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury) and possess strength and endurance require to maintain constant supervision of campers
  • Activities may include / require: Prolonged standing, walking, sitting; hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment; the need to lift up to 50 lbs; prolonged exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) and animals or insects (bugs, etc.)


Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training.


Commensurate with experience. Absences unpaid.

Certain overnights mandatory

Camp Locations and Hours

Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake
Michigan United Conservation Club
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:00 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August. You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.

Camp Raanana @ the J
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

*Camp Raanana @ the J takes place for one week in August

Pre & Post Camp
Morning Drop-off (8:30 AM) & Afternoon Pick-up (4:00 PM)
Pre-Camp (7:30-8:30 AM) & Post-Camp (4:00-6:00 PM)

*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay

Minimum Qualifications: