A serene bayside scene on a clear summer day, featuring a dock with several people engaged in leisure activities. Some are sitting on the dock while others paddle small boats. A larger boat is moored at the dock, and the backdrop is a lush, green forested hillside. The overall atmosphere is peaceful and recreational.

Reports to
Director of Operations and their delegates
Hours Per Week
3 Weeks

Job Summary

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people? Do you have a knack for creating fun and engaging water activities? Camp Bowen is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Camp Lifeguard!

Our camp provides a supportive and inclusive environment where blind, DeafBlind, and low vision campers can explore their interests, build lifelong friendships, and develop new skills. As a Camp Lifeguard, you’ll play a key role in making this magic happen.

You’ll help with water activities while camps are in progress. This includes set up and tear down of water activities (e.g., swimming and pedal boating), leading water activities, assisting campers as needed, and other related duties.

Why You’ll Love Working at Camp Bowen

  • Impactful Work: Make a lasting difference in the lives of young campers.
  • Team Spirit: Be part of a passionate and supportive team dedicated to creating memorable experiences.
  • Beautiful Setting: Enjoy the peace and tranquility of island life on Bowen Island, surrounded by forests, lakes, and fresh air.

Job Duties

  1. Plan and deliver camp water activities using a participant-centred approach.
  2. Provide lifeguard duties.
  3. Provide services as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Help participants become independent through gaining problem-solving skills.
  5. Assist campers as needed.
  6. Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Director of Operations and their delegates.


  1. Strong belief in the abilities of blind and DeafBlind people.
  2. Experience working with people who have various disabilities in conjunction with blindness such as physical challenges, learning disabilities, brain injuries and mental health conditions an asset.
  3. Detail oriented and organized.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Willingness to be flexible.
  6. Ability to deal effectively with questions or problems, seeking assistance when needed.
  7. Ability to exhibit emotional control, patience, persistence, initiative, and effective decision making in emergency situations.
  8. Ability to make decisions using sound judgment with information at hand.
  9. Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, participants’ diverse backgrounds.
  10. Experience working with children and youth an asset.
  11. 20 years of age or older.
  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  13. Valid Lifeguard certification.

If you’re ready to create some camp magic, contact us apply now to join the Camp Bowen family! Let’s create unforgettable summer memories together.