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NURSING

About Our Camp Nurse Opportunities
  • We hire RNs, LPNs, and nursing students with all types of nursing backgrounds
  • Our camps run Mid-June to Mid-August (exact dates vary slightly by camp)
  • 4-week and 8-week positions available
  • Work with a team of 3 to 4 other nurses at your camp
  • Rotating doctor in residence at each camp
  • Camper populations vary in size from 250 to just over 400 campers, ages 7 to 15
  • Each camp employs between 100 and 150 staff members
  • All our camps are within 20 miles from a hospital


Why be a Camp Nurse?
Do you truly enjoy working with children? Do you love being outdoors? Is a sense of community important to you? If so, Camp Nursing is a rewarding opportunity to care for others in a non-traditional setting. Working in a camp environment provides a fun, challenging experience and opportunities for growth and leadership in a camp community.



Camp Nurse Responsibilities
  • Dispense meds
  • First aid for minor injuries
  • Ensure health and safety of campers and staff
  • Daily sick call
  • Weekly health checks
  • Communicating specific camper health needs (allergies, special diets) to staff
  • Medical record keeping
  • Liaising with local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
  • Make sure transitioning doctors are informed of Health Center procedures and current medical issues
  • Communicate with parents
  • Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital or to medical appointments
  • Be a "summer mom/dad" to our campers
  • Participate in camp activities and events


Qualifications and Requirements
  • RN or LPN degree (or nursing student-to assist in Health Center)
  • Must be available for at least 4 weeks, 7- or 8-week availability highly preferred
  • Flexible-- able to adapt to different environments and schedules
  • Confidence in nursing skills
  • Responsible, hard-working
  • Good bedside manner, friendly and personable
  • Strong assessment abilities
  • Prior experience with children (does not have to be in a medical capacity)
  • Enjoy an active lifestyle
  • Team player
  • Willing to obtain appropriate state licensure (camp will reimburse)
  • ER and/or pediatric unit experience preferred, but not required
  • New nursing graduates and nurses with families are welcome


Compensation
  • Competitive salaries, vary according to camp placement (approximately $3,500 - $4,500+ for 8-week session)
  • Room and board
  • Travel costs to and from camp
  • Full camp scholarships for your children


Living Accommodations
  • Accommodations attached to Health Center or in separate staff housing
  • Private or semi-private room
  • Shared bathroom (share only with other nursing staff)
  • Meals provided in camp dining hall


Work Schedule
Our camps make an effort to create shifts to fit the needs of the nursing staff, in addition to the overall needs of the camp. All of our Health Centers are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Depending on which camp you work at, your work schedule will be a variation of the following:
  • 8- to 10-hour shift which may be broken up during the day; one day off per week; on call every 4 or 5 nights


The Application Process
If you would like to apply for one of our Camp Nurse positions, please click the "APPLY NOW" button below. Once we receive your application, it will be shared with all of our camps. Each camp will then review your application and one of our Camp Directors will contact you by phone or email if your qualifications seem to meet their camp's needs. In some cases, you may be contacted by more than one camp.

Does this sound like the opportunity you've been looking for? Don't miss out on a wonderful experience.

Apply now to be a Camp Nurse!



Hear what a couple of our nurses have to say:

"Working as a camp nurse is like no other job you've ever had. It's a combination of first aid, school nursing, Med-Surg Floor Nursing, doctor's office nursing, emergency nursing, and sometimes mom nursing all rolled into one."

"I have been a camp nurse for 2, going on 3 years and find camp nursing to be a very rewarding and unique experience. I am primarily a critical care nurse and have found that taking a couple months off from stressful hospital nursing to work in the relaxed and fun atmosphere of camp gives me a much needed break. Working at camp allows me to stay within my calling as a nurse and have some fun doing my job. Along with being a nurse, camp provides experiences you can't get anywhere else. Short trips to surrounding locations, meeting other nurses and counselors from all over the world, and making new friendships with both coworkers and campers that really last. Living and working together day in and day out creates strong bonds with others; it is these bonds that keep me coming back every year. I call myself a camp nurse at heart and would highly recommend that anyone with an adventurous spirit and a need for a break from regular life should give camp nursing a try. It is truly a rewarding experience you cannot have anywhere else."

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