​Camp Aquatics Director, PDC

Camp Aquatics Director, Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY

Position Summary:

Coordinate and direct the development and implementation of aquatics program including but not limited to swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboard, etc. Supervise senior and junior camp counselors to effect quality programming in the subject area.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old to comply with New York State Department of Health regulations.
  • One year experience as aquatics director or two years’ experience as a lifeguard at a children's camp or two seasons of previous experience consisting cumulatively of at least 12 weeks as a children's camp lifeguard, as specified in subdivision (g) of this section, at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; or at least 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard, at a swimming pool or bathing beach which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time
  • Current lifeguard and waterfront Certification as approved by the Local Health Department
  • Current CPR for Professional Rescuer certificate or other CPR certification approved by the local Department of Health
  • Lifeguard Supervision and Management certificate is required.
  • Current or ability to obtain a Basic Swim Instructor Certification
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to supervise and organize staff members.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lifeguard and Progressive Swimming Instructor or Water Safety Instructor certificates are preferred.
  • Certification for teaching life-guarding / First Aid and CPR

Equal Opportunity Employment

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


Salary: Starting at $6,600.00 full summer (depending on experience)

Schedule: EXEMPT – TEMP: June 5, 2023 – August 19, 2023

For More Information Please Contact:

Lisa Goldberg

Camp Operations Manager



A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions.If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext. 242 or via email at 


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Last updated October 27, 2022