Camp Nurse Job Description
Who Are We? Experience Camps is a national, no-cost program for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Our one-week, overnight summer camp programs help reframe the grief experience and empower children to develop invaluable coping skills that enable them to move forward with their lives.
What’s The Role? Reporting to the Lead Camp Nurse, the Camp Nurse (CN) position is responsible for the medical care at camp. The CN evaluates and treats campers and staff for minor injuries and illnesses, supervises and ensures implementation of medication policies and procedures at camp, keeps a log of Health Center Visits, gives supportive advice to counselors and other camp staff if requested, and identifies health problems serious enough to require a physician’s attention.
Pre Camp: Before Camp starts, the CN will review all of our Camper’s Health History forms, making notes of campers who may have higher medical needs at camp.
Setup of the Medical Center: The CN will work with a small team of other RNs to set up our camp Medical Center and all associated medical processes required to deliver the week of camp efficiently and effectively.
Delivery of Camp: During the week of Camp, the CN will act as a first responder in the event of serious injury or illness of a Camper or staff member. The CN will also evaluate and treat Campers and Staff for minor injuries and illness. The CN will also lead the safe storage and timely dispensation of all Camper Medications during the week of Camp.
Post Camp: Once the Campers have left, the CN will audit Medical Center supplies, passing on all appropriate records and data, and leave the Medical Center and any used rooms clean and orderly.
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When & Where's The Camp?
Experience Camps has summer camp locations in California, Georgia, Maine, Michigan and Pennsylvania. For summer 2022, we are still actively hiring nurses for the following programs:
- Georgia Boys + Girls Program (July 30 - August 5, 2022) @ Camp Twin Lakes
- California Boys Program (August 7 - August 13, 2022) @ Green Oak Ranch
- Pennsylvania Boys + Girls Program (August 14 - August 20, 2022) @ Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge
What we are looking for in a Registered Camp Nurse:
Certified Registered Nurse: Registered Nurses who hold an Associate's Degree or higher in Nursing are eligible to become Camp Nurses as long as they have passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active RN license.
An enthusiasm to work with children: Must enjoy working with children and adapt communication style for adults and children.
Ability to act as a first responder to injury or illness: Must be able to prioritize and stay calm under pressure
Camp Nurse Stipend:
Camp Nurses will be entitled to a $1000 stipend after the completion of the program.
How to Apply:
Click here to apply to be a Camp Nurse with Experience Camps!