Staff and volunteers at Camp Echo are required to have varying degrees of certification, based on the responsibilities and tasks that their job entails.
All staff and volunteers at Camp Echo are expected to have CPR and First Aid certifications.
Although Lifeguard certification is not required to work at Camp Echo, it is strongly encouraged and is required for anyone working as Teen or Trip Staff. The Camp Echo salary scale offers a $30/week incentive for Lifeguards, which roughly pays you back in one full summer.
CITs from 2012: Remember that Camp Echo will reimburse you for the cost of any Lifeguard class, up to the amount the McGaw Y charges for the class. You must pay for the class up front; to get reimbursed, submit a photocopy of your receipt and your ‘card’ to the Program Director after you pass the class. Note: This incentive will not apply to CITs registered for 2013.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification is required for Trip Guides. The Camp Echo salary scale offers a $40/week incentive for WFRs, which roughly pays you back over two summers.