Waterfront Coordinator: Sasamat Outdoor Centre

Closing date: 
June 17, 2019
Job Description: 

Waterfront Director

Sasamat Outdoor Centre is currently looking for a Waterfront Director for our 2019 summer season!! The Water Front Director is responsible for the general day-to-day operation, safety, and supervision of Sasamat’s beautiful waterfront located on Lake Sasamat. The camps waterfront offers several different and fun activities including kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, swimming, and more!

Sasamat is a residential and day camp based summer camp in Belcarra BC, just outside of Port Moody. Sasamat prides itself on its engaging and supportive community where children are made to feel included in the camp culture and nature. This supportive and fun environment allows for campers to try new activities and develop new skills with the help of caring staff. Sasamat has a full range of exciting summer camp activities from Our high Ropes course and archery field, to canoeing and kayaking at our beautiful waterfront located on Lake Sasamat.

Contract Information

  • Contract Dates: June 17th – August 25th, 2019
  • Full time/ Resident Camp Hours
  • Reports to the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Centre Director
  • $702.00/ Week

  Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the management of waterfront staff and supervision of all waterfront programs. The Waterfront Director will ensure a high level of programming and safety at all times.
  2. In collaboration with the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director and the summer camp Director Team.

a.)Plan and deliver required staff training components

b.)Pro-actively identify and solve problems and areas of concern for staff, campers and volunteers

3.    In collaboration with the Summer camp director team

                 a.)Actively participate in planning and delivering summer staff training

b.)Greetand welcome all campers, staff and volunteers each day at the waterfront

c.)Relieve counsellors as required in evenings

d.)Remain visible and accessible to staff and campers

e.)Contribute to weekly staff meetings re: leadership, camper concerns, volunteer- support etc.

4.     Meet daily with fellow directors and Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director to discuss and              evaluate the success of summer programs

5.     Adhere to and support all camp policies and procedures as detailed in the Staff Manual

6.     Report all accidents/incidents to the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director/ Executive Director

7.     Maintain high levels of staff morale and conduct by providing mentorship and support to staff and volunteers

Staff Training

  • In collaboration with the rest of the camps coordinator team; plan and deliver required staff training components to Group Leaders and summer staff
  • To participate in 100% of pre-season staff training
  • To know and practice the information covered in the "Policies & Procedures" section of manual.  (Failure to comply could result in discipline including dismissal.)

Supervision and Direction

  • Provide leadership and positive role modeling to staff
  • Provide leadership and coordination in case of waterfront emergencies
  • Supervise program staff designated to the waterfront (lifeguards, canoe instructors, program staff)
  • Manage weekly schedules
  • Conduct one-on-one staff appraisals (in attendance with Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director) and provide written evaluations
  • In collaboration with Wellness Director, coordinate volunteer schedules and conduct volunteer appraisals
  • Consult with parents when required
  • Ensure all boats and equipment are maintained, clean, and in good working order
  • Provide a written end-of-season report detailing specific observations, general recommendations and an inventory of waterfront equipment

Risk Management

  • Implement and maintain risk management systems in keeping with camping industry best practices and provincial regulations
  • Conduct a daily inspection of waterfront emergency equipment to ensure all is in place and good order
  • Conduct a daily inspection of waterfront area to ensure it is free of hazards
  • Ensure Sasamat Outdoor Centre waterfront policies are being followed

Program Development

  • To develop early morning “Polar Bear” dip option for campers
  • To develop evening residential camper swim programs

Other Duties

  • The Waterfront Director may be asked to assist in duties not listed above. Sasamat Outdoor Centre expects the support of all staff members ensuring that the summer camp runs smoothly and is the best that it can be.

  Working Conditions

  • The Waterfront Director is resident role that requires the applicant to live on-site for the duration of their employment.
  • Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
  • May require working with difficult participants
  • May require some weekend work

Qualifications, Skill, and Experience:


  • Post Secondary Education

Specialized Knowledge and Certifications:

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Current NLS (National Life Guard Service) Certification
  • NLS waterfront preferred and considered a major asset
  • Small Boat Operators certification
  • Current RCA BC Advanced tandem and Solo certification (we offer these in house prior to the summer)
  • Leadership experience in planning, implementing, and coordination of recreational camp programs for school-aged children.

Qualifications considered and Asset:

  • Wilderness first Aid
  • Class 4 Drivers License
  • NLS (water park)
  • High Five: Principles of healthy child development
  • Ability to breath underwater (just kidding)


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and communicate effectively with supervisor
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Supervisory and management skill and experience
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of ages and demographic groups
  • Ability to take charge and motivate others
  • Ability to supervise peers of a close age
  • Ability to observe and assess camper behaviour, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humour, patience, self-control


  • Prior experience in a pool or camp waterfront setting
  • Prior canoeing or kayaking experience

To apply, please submit an application online on our website:


Contact Info
Andrew Dinnin
3302 Seniler Rd
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V3H 4S3