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Camp Lifeguard - Okoboji Camp

Boys Town Omaha, NE

The Camp Lifeguard role organizes and monitors the use, and safety, of water recreational activities at the Boys Town Camp.

Summer Boys Town Camp Okoboji Lifeguard, supervises all water recreational activities, warns swimmers of improper activities or danger, and enforces water policies. Prepares indoor and outdoor facilities, minor housekeeping.


  • Organizes, monitors, and promotes water recreational activities.
  • Organizes recreational activities and keeps all equipment ready for use. Makes minor repairs on equipment, and reports equipment damage to the Camp Director.
  • Manages recreational activities during camp schedule, such as swimming, boating, tubing, water basketball and volleyball, kayaking and other recreational activities.
  • Monitors the safety of all equipment, youth, and employees during all recreational activities.
  • Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the yard and interior of camp.
  • Provides basic First Aid as needed
  • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
  • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
  • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
  • Supports other members of the management team and their work
  • Minor housekeeping such as but not limited to: change linens and sanitize rooms after camp sessions.

Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization

Program Dates:

  • Mandatory training will take place in Omaha, Nebraska starting May 22, 2023
  • Preparation and Training (Camp Okoboji) from May 25-31, 2023 (Off for Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Live and work in Okoboji, Iowa from June 1 August 7, 2023


  • Strong swimming skills
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 19 years old
  • Willing to become certified in: Basic Rescue, Emergency Water Safety Life Guarding
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Clean background check and drug screen


First Aid Certification, Lifeguard Certification, and CPR Certification; Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred but will train and certify.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted March 15, 2023
Date Closes April 14, 2023
Requisition REQ-2022-217
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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