ESF Camps
  • Kensington, MD, USA
  • Seasonal - Full-time
  • ESF Camps - The Academy of the Holy Cross

ESF Camps is hiring an Aquatics Director to join our mission-driven team at The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, MD! The Aquatics Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team Members in the Aquatics program.

Why ESF?

  • Make a positive impact on children and youth (ages Preschool-8th grade) while receiving comprehensive training.
  • Flexible summer schedule with the opportunity to work up to 10 consecutive weeks
  • Become a motivated leader and gain experience supervising children while building long lasting relationships
  • Internships, field work, continuing education credits, lifeguard, and specialty certification reimbursement
  • Discounted camp tuition for children of team members
  • Employee referral bonus program

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Be present at pool at all times
  • Record incidents concerning the pool
  • Manage Assistant Aquatics Director and team of lifeguards/swim instructors
  • Teach new lifeguards how to instruct swim lessons for campers
  • Perform pool maintenance duties and complete water logs
  • Know and understand each swimming skill level and the skills that are taught
  • Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  • Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health and safety of the campers.
  • Communicate with clear, concise, and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community.
  • Demonstrate the ESF Core Values and Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp daily


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity
  • Performance management and facilitation experience preferred
  • 2-4 years administrative/leadership experience required
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • Must have all certifications: Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid Certification, Current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification; Current local Pool Operator's Certification. (Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred)
  • Typical hours are:3 days/week: 7:30am-4:30pm, 2 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm; Monday - Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on location and camp.
  • It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus. Work outside, upright, and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • Maintain the "ESF Look" at all times

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to and takes direction from the Site Director.

Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols

ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.

  • Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
  • Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
  • Premier outdoor facilities
  • Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
  • Symptom Management Action Plan
  • Specialized Safety Training
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