Activities Staff - Summer Staff 2024
Auburn, WA Activities
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The person in this position will be part of a team that provides outstanding experiences for individuals and groups to grow through the experience of adventure and aquatics programs. The members of this team will serve as challenge course adventure guides, team building adventure guides and/or lifeguards. They shall be knowledgeable and proficient and will have earned the required certifications for one or more of these roles. They will be scheduled according to their specific training and skill levels to fill work shifts within these classifications and certifications. All team members are expected to maintain an environment of professionalism, safety and fun. The person in this position shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior towards colleagues, guests, supervisors, volunteers and guests. Regular attendance is essential for this position. Adherence to a published, departmental schedule is expected and required.


Includes the following; other duties may be assigned:

  1. Activities Staff (demonstrated upon training):
  2. Demonstrate competency to belay/spot elements and activities.
  3. Demonstrate proper set up of gear on ground and use of appropriate knots.
  4. Competent in ability to instruct and supervise participants on different challenge course elements.
  5. Demonstrate proper belay set up and belay method.
  6. Maintain up-to-date challenge course practitioner certifications (if you don't already have this, must be willing to obtain one).
  7. Develop and maintain a challenge course practitioner portfolio.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to see and manage inherent risk to minimize the risk of injury.
  9. Aquatics Guide (demonstrated upon training):
  10. Demonstrate effective patron surveillance of up to 100 swimmers with the aquatic team.
  11. Demonstrate competency to recognize and respond to emergency situations.
  12. Able to properly open and close up aquatic environments.
  13. Able to identify and manage environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  14. Competent in ability to instruct participants in canoe procedures, pool rules and/or basic swim instruction.

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Warm Beach Camp Ministries exists to share the hope and love of Christ through camping ministries and experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

At Black Diamond Camp, we exist to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and biblical truth.


This is a seasonal, contract position.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Timeliness, able to start and end shifts on time.
  2. Ability to use good judgement.
  3. Follow written and oral instructions.
  4. Willingness to learn and open to constructive feedback.
  5. Work collaboratively as a team.
  6. Communicate professionally and respectfully with co-workers and guests.
  7. Be respectful to leadership.
  8. Be flexible with job assignments, willingly accept tasks.
  9. Physically perform job requirements in a timely and appropriate manner.
  10. Keep certifications up to date.
  11. Have a sincere love for the Lord and be committed to the Lordship of Christ in every area of one's life.
  12. Have God's love for all people and a desire to see them totally committed to the Lordship of Jesus.
  13. Be willing to support the philosophy and goals of Warm Beach Camp Ministries and Black Diamond Camp programs through attitude, speech and action.
  14. Be willing to accept supervision and guidance.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Current CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain

Lifeguard Certification from approved organization or ability to obtain certification from PVM or equivalent training

Food Handler's Card

Valid Driver's License (for those age 21 or older) to be authorized to drive camp vehicles.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and large group situations.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to: stand, walk and/or sit for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements of the position includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly talk or hear. The physical demands described here are representative of the minimum physical requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee in this position is required to live on the camp premises in staff housing in order to provide round-the-clock supervision of campers and volunteers and fulfill the program requirements of this position.

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