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Camp Starfish
12 Camp Monomonac Rd.
Rindge, NH 03461
United States

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From $2,200
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description
Health / Nursing Assistant – Overnight Summer Camp, Special Needs

We’re looking for motivated individuals who have a desire and ability to join our summer camp health team, serving children with emotional, learning and behavioral challenges. Camp Starfish Health Assistants work under the supervision of our Camp Nurses as integral members of our Healthy House team, which is responsible for providing health care and medications for campers and staff, monitoring overall health and cleanliness standards, organizing health paperwork and maintaining camper and staff health records. Health Assistants provide first aid, triage, and ongoing care for children and adults. Ultimately, Health Assistants allow children and staff to succeed at camp by ensuring that their health needs are met in a safe, efficient, caring, and nurturing manner.

This is an excellent opportunity to receive mentored supervision from experienced health professionals, work directly with both adults and youth in a front-line health-care setting, and build your resume and experience! Past Health Assistants at Starfish have said the role prepared them more for their future nursing and health careers than any other experience offered to them in-school or out. Additional credit for fieldwork and independent study may be available depending on school requirements.


Job Responsibilities:

• Provide healthcare services, within scope of certifications and experience

• Administer medications to campers and staff

• Monitor health and well-being of campers and staff

• Organize health paperwork

• Maintain records of care

• Provide first aid when needed

• Assist in triage as needed

• Understand camp's COVID-19 protocols, and assist camp staff in the application of these protocols. 

• Complete other duties as assigned


Internship/Course Credit/Fieldwork Experience Information:

Many individuals on our summer staff team use their experience working at Camp Starfish to obtain course credit or hands-on field experience through their college or university. If you are interested in this, we strongly recommend that you speak with your advisor, etc. to determine the necessary steps to apply for credit at your particular institution.


Successful candidates demonstrate:

• Strong personal integrity, adaptability, emotional intelligence, enthusiasm, patience, grit and self-control

• Ability to understand, role model, and adhere to Starfish policies and procedures

• Willingness and ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance

• Ready to embrace and accept differences in religion/age/ethnicity/culture/race/gender/sexual orientation and/or other diversities. Willingness and ability to treat all campers and staff fairly regardless of identity, ability, background, and/or preferences

• Willingness to live and work in a camp community that serves children who have emotional, learning and behavioral challenges


Salary and Perks of the Job:

• Room and Board included

• Laundry Service provided

• Travel Stipend available for staff members traveling over 250 miles

• Possible to earn course credit or fieldwork experience, dependent on school requirements

• Receive mentored supervision in a front-line health-care setting

• Salary and bonus information may be found here:

• Gain valuable skills and experience while enjoying a summer camp setting


For more information, please visit and complete an online application. All hiring decisions contingent on completed application, reference verification, and results of background checks.

Job Requirements

• Professionals working in the healthcare field as well as students who have completed at least 2 years in a health-care field of study may apply for this role. CNAs, Nursing Students, EMTs and others with experience are encouraged to apply!

• Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing of the English language

• Must be able and willing to work long days with limited breaks, six days a week

• Must be available to work the entirety of the season (June 12 - August 20, 2022)

• Must pass all background checks as required for seasonal employees of an organization working with vulnerable child populations

• Licensed to safely drive a vehicle preferred
Camp Starfish
Laura Petersen
12 Camp Monomonac Rd.
Rindge NH 03461
United States
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