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Posted by Rick Civelli | 04.25.2012 | Employment, WB Surf Camp News

Hot Summer Jobs

For some teens, summer is full of trips to the beach, family reunions, and sleeping until noon. For others, this is the perfect time to work a summer job. Whether you just want to earn spending money or are looking to save money for the future, working over summer break is a great way to make new friends, gain life experience, and bulk up your resume. From babysitting and lawn mowing, to dog-walking and bagging groceries, there are a lot of options. You might consider community service-based jobs that won’t necessarily add to your bank account, but will reward you in other ways. Serving your community says a lot about who you are and looks incredible on college applications.

WB Surf Camp’s Teen Surf & Lifeguard Certification Camp is a great place to build skills needed to become a certified pool/ waterfront lifeguard, a fun and rewarding job that allows you to stay outside! Most cities have community or city pools, country clubs and neighborhoods all in need of lifeguards. During our 2-week program, teens enjoy the beautiful coasts of southeastern North Carolina while surfing and earning their American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification. Campers learn water and land rescue skills along with other professional lifeguard responsibilities. This program is designed for beginner to intermediate surfers ages 15 – 17 that want to become educated in saving lives and learning skills that make them eligible for jobs at pools all over the United States. By the end of this program, participants will have learned what it takes to be an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard as well as gained a well-rounded surfer’s knowledge base.

We know teens that go through our programs have learned important skills such as independence, commitment, and responsibility. So it is no surprise that WB Surf Camp frequently looks to its past campers for seasonal hiring. Over the years, we have hired many campers on board as Junior Instructors, Surf Instructors, and Trip Leaders. This is a premium job option for anyone who loves to be outdoors and enjoys the water.  Keep these in mind as great summer job  options and of course, a reason to join us for summer camp fun!

Before beginning your summer job search, be sure to Visit the U.S. Department of Labor for information on laws related to jobs for teens. Child labor laws generally prohibit 13 year olds from working outside the home unless they are employed in a business owned by their parents or are participating in agricultural work. In addition, local laws may require you to get a work permit. Check with your school counselor’s office for more information.