Summer Rec, Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors

Town of Bridgton – Recreation Department Summer Programs (Seasonal)

The Town of Bridgton, Maine Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the following summer seasonal positions:

  • (5) Lifeguard (Highland Lake) {2-Contingent on Approval}

Applicants must be certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterfront certified or become certified before June 1st, 2019. Seasonal Full-Time, must be able to work from June 20, 2019 through August 14, 2019

  • (2) Water Safety Instructors (Swim Lessons)

Applicants must be certified through the American Red Cross Water Safety Certification program or become certified before June 1st, 2019. Seasonal Full-Time, must be able to work from June 20, 2019 through August 14, 2019

  • (4) Youth Development Professionals (Summer Camp)

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have desire to work with children. Seasonal Full-Time, must be able to work from June 20, 2019 through August 14, 2019

  • (4) Counselor in Training (Summer Camp)

Must be at least 13 years old. Candidate must submit a short summary on why he or she is applying to this volunteer position and explain why this opportunity will help reach future goals and aspirations.

Contact Gary Colello, Recreation Director for more information. All applicants should submit letter of interest, resume/employment background, and two letters of recommendation to Gary Colello, Recreation Director 3 Chase St. Suite 1 Bridgton, Maine 04009.

The Town of Bridgton is an EOE/AAE

Press Release: Household Income Survey to Inform Wastewater Expansion


Household Income Survey being Conducted to Inform Sewer Expansion Project

BRIDGTON, Maine — August 4, 2017 — The Town of Bridgton is preparing to expand the capacity and upgrade its existing wastewater collection, treatment and treated effluent infrastructure, and is conducting a household characteristic survey to inform the process.

The existing sewer collection system will be expanded throughout the Downtown area and the Portland Road (Route 302) corridor. The project description and report is available to review at the town office. It includes a description of why the Town needs this infrastructure project, a discussion of potential technology, the location of current and future infrastructure and the potential users to be served.

The many critical reasons needs for this project include increasing demand, age and deteriorating condition of the existing infrastructure, impacts to surface water bodies and regulatory violations. The current system requires investment to meet the needs of the Bridgton community and to provide proper treatment of wastewater.  The existing pump stations are old and need upgrades to equipment and electrical systems.  The project will fix known deficiencies in piping including sags, offset joints and breaks.    Finally, the presence of poor soils in the area has made the use of private septic systems challenging, as they have historically experienced non-compliance. Under this project, private septic systems will not be required for users who connect to the sewer.

The Town officials, Woodard & Curran engineers and RCAP Solutions are working together with USDA Rural Development and Maine DEP to identify funding solutions.  A household survey will help in understanding the best approach to funding the project, and ensure that we represent all potential residential users’ financial circumstances adequately.  Therefore, we are surveying all potential residential users to have a more accurate determination of household income. This data will be evaluated only to determine if the project qualifies for federal financial assistance which is based on the median household income of the entire service area.    Your voluntary and full participation will greatly assist the town in ensuring the projects’ affordability for everyone.

Under the guidance of RCAP Solutions, Jamie McFaul will be conducting the survey.  This information will be complied by Arthur Astarita Maine State Lead for RCAP Solutions, the northeast affiliate of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (   All information will be held in strictly confidence by RCAP Solutions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Art at 232.3388 or Jamie at 517.7020.