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Lifeguarding Academy

About Muskoka Woods

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau, we specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

The Position

The Arts & Athletics department has the overall responsibility of providing our amazing daily activities that inspire youth to try new things, learn new skills, grow in confidence and of course have fun!
The Lifeguard’s primary responsibility within this department is to provide supervision of the swim beach area while creating a safe environment for our guests to learn and develop new skills, make new friends and have fun! Lifeguards are responsible to execute their daily responsibilities in their assigned area through energetic participation and quality, intentional supervision. A typical day for a lifeguard is to oversee activities from 9am to noon and 1pm to 5pm. Daily team meetings and set up and clean up are required at the beginning and end of each day. Lifeguards will help operate the Stayover Program for guests staying multiple weeks by leading and staying in a guest cabin, running activities and will be assigned to a cleaning team. Lifeguards are also responsible to assist in evening programs where assigned and participate in assigned duties on Sunday Arrival. Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group. Staff are required to abide by all COVID-19 standard operating procedures including enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols within their department, in assigned areas outside of their department, and in all community living/gathering spaces. 

Hours Available

Our staff stay on our resort property from June 24th - September 2nd, 2022.

Rate of Pay

$110.00 per week plus room and board


Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.
Instructors must be able to facilitate and instruct their area of assignment as well as manage group dynamics, build relationships and create a safe yet fun activity experience. Staff must be able to manage their time well, have excellent attention to detail, and be wise in decision making. Staff must be supportive, patient, energetic and have good communication and interpersonal skills with children. Previous experience with children and youth is preferred. 


  • Work experience as a lifeguard
  • Passion for working with children and youth
  • Able to facilitate and instruct 
  • Manage group dynamics
  • Create a safe and fun activity experience
  • Excellent time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Wise decision maker
  • Supportive, patient and energetic
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Valid NLS certification

Please note that our Lifeguards are required to take the Waterfront to NLS bridge course hosted and paid for by Muskoka Woods prior to indicated start date.


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