Chicago Wellness Staff - Pediatric Oncology Summer Day Camp

Sunrise Day Camp - Chicago
23280 N Old McHenry Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
United States
Category Day Camps
Summer Day Camp
Experience Required
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Job Description

 Sunrise Association Camps are camps for children ages 3 ½ - 16, living with a cancer diagnosis or the sibling of a child with a cancer diagnosis. It is a unique day camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational, and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night. Best of all, Sunrise Day Camp is offered free of charge to all children being treated for cancer and their siblings. 

Sunrise Day Camp Chicago is actively hiring qualified RNs, NPs, and EMTs to work as a part of our crucially important medical team at camp, located in Lake Zurich. Sunrise is staffed with a minimum of two nurses each day, overseen by our resident Medical Director. Nurses can work from 1 day a week to 5 days a week with very flexible weekly commitments (consistent schedules are preferred). Sunrise Day Camp Nurses follow campers throughout their daily activities, whether it’s at the pool or on the basketball court, to provide a safe and memorable experience for each camper. 

If you are looking for a way to create magical experiences and heartwarming memories that last a lifetime, JCC is the place for you! 


Key Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Reviewing all camper medical and immunization forms prior to camp 
  • Working with administrative staff and parents of campers with medical alerts 
  • Providing basic training to staff for campers with special medical needs including but not limited to feeding tubes and diabetes. 
  • Dispensing and tracking of medication. 
  • Taking care of minor and major injuries as necessary. 
  • Logging camper visits. 
  • Facilitating parent phone calls and ensuring follow up. 
  • Lift/move children up to 45lbs.
  • Move from sitting (chair and floor) to standing position easily and quickly. 
  • Stand for long periods of time and be able to actively engage physically with children. 
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand. 
  • Know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. Prevent, circumvent, and deal with problem behaviors appropriately and effectively. 
  • Maintain a sense of calm and perspective with physical and mental alertness during stressful times. 
  • Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility 
  • Ability to run up to 100 yards (in the case of an emergency)


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Job Requirements

Sunrise Day Camp - Chicago requires all Wellness Staff to be licensed and certified to practice in the State of Illinois whether they be a PA, RN, LPN, EMT/Paramedic. Proof of certification and licensing is required before hire.


  • Nursing degree and certification or EMT certifications. 

  • Experience working in pediatrics or oncology nursing highly preferred. 

  • Ability to work well with children, parents, and staff. 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task. 

Thank you again for your interest in Sunrise Day Camp - Chicago!

Please fill out our application by using the link below if you have not done so already. A team member will be in touch with additional details. 

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