Head of Swim
Each Pinecliffe Head of Department must have demonstrated working experience with children and previous camp experience is essential. You will be working closely with the administration in developing the department to the highest level. You must also have experience supervising staff, most of which will be college age. Heads of Department must have the skills to evaluate not only the campers, but the staff as well. Heads of Department must hold a degree in Education, Counseling, Physical Education, or possess the skills that clearly demonstrate the ability to run a department. Department Heads will meet once weekly with the Director, Staff Director and Program Director, so that we may all have a clear view on how each department is progressing.throughout the summer.
Camp Pinecliffe is beautifully situated on the shores of Crystal Lake with our swim department located on the beachfront and all of our lessons taught in Crystal Lake. We teach all levels of the Amercian Red Cross Learn to Swim program, as well as the ARC lifeguarding course. Lessons are held 5 days a week for all campers. In addition to teaching, you will be required to lifeguard. Swim staff are also given the opportunity to coach our inter-camp swim team. Swim Specialists must have current lifeguarding and teaching swimming certifications. Demonstrated work experience with children is required from all the staff.
Camp Pinecliffe, founded almost a century ago among the lakes and sturdy pines of Maine, is a private summer camp for girls ages 7 to 15. Pinecliffe is a family run camp with third and fourth generation directors. We are focused on the individual camper, encouraging each girl to become the best that she can be, while living happily and successfully with others. Since 1917, a plaque with our motto, Do the Thing That Counts and Then Dont Count It, has hung in our Main Bunk and truly exemplifies Pinecliffe's philosophy. Our girls leave camp each summer, eager to return, with many happy memories of new things learned, new friends, and great experiences.
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