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
  • Nursing staff vary in size at each camp from 3 to 8 nurses
  • Rotating doctor in residence at each camp
  • Camper populations vary in size from 200 to just over 550 campers, ages 7 to 15
  • Each camp employs between 100 and 250 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. For nurses with children, camp is a great experience for your children as well! Staff children can attend camp for free.

Counselor and camper hanging out

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
  • 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
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