Summer Positions

Since our founding in 1960, Paran Recreations (Lake Paran) offers safe, healthy outdoor recreation and environmental education for our entire community. Summer’s are bustling with activity. We provide summer swimming, boats for rent, fishing on the shore of Lake Paran and operate a concessions stand for our guests and campers.

By being a team member of Lake Paran’s summer staff, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of Southern Vermont and carry forward our mission of providing accessible recreation for all!

We are open weekends from Memorial Day until schools end when we are open 7 days a week from 11-6pm through Labor Day.


1. Summer Lifeguard


The Lifeguard is responsible for guarding swimmers at the roped in areas and/or aquatic activities at Lake Paran to secure the safety of members and program participants. Lifeguards will be supervised by our Summer Supervisor and will: 


  • Supervise swimming activities at Lake Paran and ensure that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Supervise and assist in cleaning around lake property and related facilities and equipment
  • Check in Lake Paran members when not on stand
  • Instruct swim lessons as needed

Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • 16 yrs or older
  • Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or equivalent
  • **American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) preferred but not required

Hours: Full-time or part-time, 11am-6pm, Monday-Sunday

We pay $16.50/hour

Benefits: Free family membership to Lake Paran, 1 concessions meal per shift


To apply, fill out the online job application.

Summer Camp Positions

4. Summer Place-based Camp Counselor In-Training (CIT)

Our Village Camp is seeking enthusiastic individuals ages 13-14 to join our Counselor in Training (CIT) Program. This part-time position (20-30 hours/week) spans a 6-week term from July 8th to August 16th with a camp orientation on July 1st-2nd.

We are excited to welcome 2 CITs per week to join our program. You have the flexibility to participate in all weeks or as many weeks as you desire, with 2 weeks being the minimum commitment required.

As a CIT, you will assist in supervising and leading activities for children ages 5-12 during our week-long summer camp programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising campers to ensure their safety and well-being
  • Assisting in the set-up and breakdown of activities
  • 1 Hour per week mentorship check-in from Our Village Staff
  • Engaging in career and leadership development opportunities
  • Collaborating with counselors to produce and facilitate a 1-hour place-based lesson for campers


  • Self-motivated and willing to work as part of a team
  • Comfortable working outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Interest in environmental education and nature
  • Enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with people of all backgrounds


  • $100 stipend per week
  • Leadership/ career development

Join us in creating memorable experiences for campers while gaining valuable skills and mentorship in outdoor education!

To apply, fill out the online job application.


Join a Committee at Lake Paran: We are actively seeking volunteers to join one of three committees at Lake Paran.

  • Events Committee:
    • Meetings: 1 hr in person every month or so
    • Responsibilities: Plan events at Lake Paran and volunteer for organized events. Your input is valued, and meeting notes are promptly shared.
  • Facilities Committee:
    • Meetings: Quarterly or as needed
    • Responsibilities: Maintenance tasks on Lake Paran grounds/facilities. Tasks include building and removing the fishing dock twice per year, setting up ropes for the summer, painting the ADA hand railing to name a few. Ideal for those who are handy, strong, and enjoy a hands-on, low-key environment.
  • Programs Committee:
    • Responsibilities: Planning outdoor education programs for schools and groups. If you have experience in outdoor education, naturalism, or curriculum building, we invite you to contribute to program planning and, eventually, facilitate outdoor education for local groups.

Email Camille at if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.




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