We take our training and staff development very seriously, and look for prospective staff members who embody spirit and professionalism.  Our staffing far exceeds industry standards and regulations for staff certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguard Training.

Staff positions require varying degrees of experience, prior training, and certification:

Group Leaders, report to the Camp Director. As well as being responsible for the campers, they are expected to follow the assigned daily schedule, and supervise Junior Counselors and CITs. Using leadership qualities, group leaders are responsible for keeping their staff engaged with the campers at all times including lunch and snack. When attending specialties, including swimming, Junior Counselors and CITs are to assist the Specialists with programing so campers are excited to participate in the planned activities, At minimum, Group Leaders must have completed their freshman year of college.
Junior Counselors report to their Group Leader. They are expected to be engaged with their campers throughout the entire camp day at all activities including specialties, in the pool, lunch, and snack. When attending specialties, including swimming Junior Counselors are to assist the specialists with programing so campers are excited to participate in the planned activities. Junior Counselors are expected to serve as role models for the CITs.
Activity Specialists report to the Program Director and are responsible for supervising a Junior Specialist. Specialists are coaches, teachers, or accomplished professionals in the activity they direct. Responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, in advance, and successfully leading campers in activities that excite and challenge the campers.

Throughout the summer there should be a well conceived progression as campers grow from an introduction to new activities, to developing proficiency. Specialists are expected to provide specific ways in which Group Leaders, Junior Counselors, and CITs can support their efforts, directing how they can be best engaged with the campers.

Junior Specialists report to their area Specialist. Responsibilities include assisting the area Specialist in developing lessons, and helping the Specialist when leading campers in activities that excite and challenge the campers. Throughout the summer there should be a well conceived progression as campers grow from an introduction to new activities, to developing proficiency. Junior Specialists are expected to provide specific ways in which Group Leaders, Junior Counselors, and CITs can support their efforts, directing how they can be best engaged with the campers. Junior Specialists are high school students with an interest/experience in the activity in which they assist.
Junior Coaches report to the Athletic Director. Responsibilities include assisting the Athletic Director in developing lessons that excite and challenge the campers, and leading the campers in developing skills to better enjoy playing sports. Throughout the summer the the Junior Coaches will be responsible for implementing a well conceived program, designed by the Athletic Director, to encourage campers’ progression, beginning with an introduction to new activities, and ultimately developing familiarity, and with years of practice proficiency. Junior Coaches are expected to provide Group Leaders, Junior Counselors, and CITs specific ways to support the Coach’s efforts. Junior Coaches are high school students with an interest/experience in the activity in which they assist.
Junior Waterfront/Wilderness Specialist reports to the Waterfront Supervisor. Responsibilities include assisting in planning activities for each group, instructing age and ability specific wilderness skills. The Junior specialist will maintain required records as assigned and ensure an atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and safety, following the requirements of Rosmarins Day Camp and the American Camp Association. Employees are also required to participate in all designated camp activities, planning and leading those assigned. Attend all staff trainings and meetings.

Job Requirements:

  • 16 years of age by 12/31.
  • Current working papers for NY State
  • Red Cross level 6 swimmer or pass a Waterfront Supervisor designated swim test.
  • Comfortable in small watercraft
  • Basic knowledge of fishing as well as a love for the outdoors.
Waterfront Lifeguard reports to the Waterfront Supervisor.  Waterfront Specialists instruct and plan waterfront activities for each group including basic boating/kayaking skills, and maintain required records in accordance with the American Red Cross.  All lessons/activities are tailored to campers age and ability. The Waterfront Specialist ensures an atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and safety within the requirements of the NYS Department of Health, the American Red Cross and the American Camp Association, knowing, following, and enforcing all safety requirements.  The Waterfront Specialist is responsible for ensuring a safe environment by preventing emergency situations following maintenance schedule for cleaning and equipment checks, and conducting proper zone coverage at all times.  Any emergency situations are responded to using the EAP.  Waterfront Specialists are also required to attend all staff trainings and meetings and participate in all designated camp activities, planning and leading those assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or 18 years of age by July 1st
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross AED Certification
    • *ADVANCED CERTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BASED ON ASSIGNED AQUATIC PROGRAMMING
  • No prior experience teaching swimming necessary, just a desire to pass on your love of swimming.
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard reports to the Pool Supervisor and is responsible for ensuring a safe environment by preventing and responding to emergency situations.   The Swim Instructor will plan lessons, instruct swimming skills, and maintain required records, in accordance with the American Red Cross guidelines.  In addition to teaching lessons that are appropriate for the age and ability of the campers in each group, Swim Instructors are responsible for training and supervising all class aides as assigned.  When not responsible for instructing, Swim Instructors are responsible for supervising the pool area including lifeguarding, for both instructional and for general swims.  The Swim Instructor is responsible for ensuring a safe environment by preventing emergency situations following maintenance schedule for pool/deck cleaning as well as testing water, recording, and reporting at all scheduled times. Swim Instructors are responsible for conducting proper zone coverage at all times.  Any emergency situations are responded to using the EAP. The Swim Instructor ensures an atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and safety within the requirements of the NYS Department of Health, the American Red Cross and the American Camp Association.   Employees are also required to attend all staff trainings and meetings, and to participate in all designated camp activities, planning and leading those assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or 18 years old by July 1st.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross AED Certification
    • *ADVANCED CERTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BASED ON CAMP LOCATION AND ASSIGNED AQUATIC PROGRAMMING
  • No prior experience teaching swimming necessary, just a desire to pass on your love of swimming.
General Lifeguard reports to the Pool Supervisor and is responsible for ensuring a safe environment by preventing and responding to emergency situations.   The General Lifeguards work with the Swim Instructors and are responsible for supervising the campers while they are in the pool both for instructional and and for general swims.  The General Lifeguard ensures an atmosphere of discipline, friendliness, and safety within the requirements of the NYS Department of Health, the American Red Cross and the American Camp Association, knowing, following, and enforcing all safety requirements.  The General Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring a safe environment by preventing emergency situations following maintenance schedule for pool/deck cleaning as well as testing water, recording, and reporting at all scheduled times. In addition General Lifeguards are responsible for conducting proper zone coverage at all times.  Any emergency situations are responded to using the EAP.  General Lifeguards are also required to attend all staff trainings and meetings and participate in all designated camp activities, planning and leading those assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or 18 years old by July 1st.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificate
  • Current American Red Cross AED Certification
    • *ADVANCED CERTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BASED ON CAMP LOCATION AND ASSIGNED AQUATIC PROGRAMMING