Lead Nurse at JCC Camp Chi

JCC Camp Chi
443 W Munroe
Lake Delton, WI 53940
United States
Summer Camp - Overnight
Sleep-Away Camp
Experience Required
Degree Required
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Job Description

JCC Camp Chi is one of the Midwest's premier resident camps.  Each summer, Chi serves boys and girls in 3rd-11th grade through two, four and eight-week camp sessions.  Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Chi offers the best facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers' skills and boost self-esteem.  

The Atkins Family Health Center at Camp Chi, newly built for the summer of 2021, is staffed by 3-4 health center aides, 6-8 nurses and a visiting doctor. Nurses provide direct health care and lots of TLC.  The Health Center at Camp Chi is a fun and busy place to work.  Having a team of nurses allows for a good work/camp life balance. Our team of Registered Nurses provide medical attention to campers and staff, organize, and dispense medications and communicate with parents.  The Lead Nurse provides oversight of the Health Center, health center staff and overall care of the campers and staff of Camp Chi.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operation of Camp Chi Health Center including pre-season set-up, summer operation and close down at end of season
  • Create list of supply needs and work with purchasing staff to acquire supplies and equipment needed for the summer
  • Assist in the pre-camp recruitment, interviewing and hiring of camp nurses
  • Ensure complete and accurate records are kept according to rules, regulations and standards for the State of Wisconsin and American Camping Association
  • Be familiar with camp standing orders, protocols and procedures and be able to train others on successful implementation of proper care and service to all campers and staff.
  • Work with Full time staff and Lead physician to establish and approve standing orders and protocols for the health center.
  • Create schedules for coverage of health center by other camp nurses
  • Supervise nursing and nurses aides
  • Observe camper needs, assess appropriate action, and provide relevant care, including routine daily sick call triage and care
  • Appropriately prepare and administer prescription and OTC medications in a safe, accurate and timely manner
  • Respond appropriately to situations requiring First Aid.
  • Assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours, including potential overnight shifts
  • Work with local health care providers to secure appointments for medical needs beyond what camp provides
  • Show respect and acceptance of all races, creeds, classes, backgrounds, religion, and sexual orientations.

Essential Job Duties/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to verbally communicate and work with youth with social skill and some academic difficulties (all age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to visually and auditorily observe camper and/or staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce relevant safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring First Aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances.
  • Normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities.


Highly competitive salary and great perks, including staff housing, tuition waiver for children to attend camp, childcare for young children, and access to camp facilities.

Job Requirements

Must be a currently licensed RN with the ability and willingness to obtain their Wisconsin licensure (you will be reimbursed for the cost).  Previous experience working with children required; school and or camp nursing background preferred.  The ideal candidates will have the ability to work well with children, parents and staff and have excellent communication skills! Current CPR certification required.

Samantha Isenstein
443 W Munroe
Lake Delton WI 53940
United States
JCC Camp Chi Samantha Isenstein
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