Our Health Care Department at camp provides all the necessary services for campers and staff in a typical resident camp experience. Each camp has a functional Health Center in the middle of the camp, and is staffed with an RN and a two-three student nurses, a team approach that makes for a enjoyable learning experience.
Under the direction of the Camp Nurse, the Student Nurse/Health Aide(s) assists in providing health care and first aid services to meet the needs of camp staff and campers.
- Assist with daily medication management.
- Help supervise and care for people admitted to the Health Center for care.
- Provide CPR and First Aid coverage as needed at designated times and locations.
- Provide direct care to staff and campers within the scope of their skills, the camp’s health care manual, and treatment procedures.
- Monitor and assist in maintaining health and safety practices while working in other areas throughout camp.
- Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Camp Doctor/Director.
- Work with other staff to minimize/eliminate health and safety risks.
- Promote healthy habits to ensure the self-care of both camp staff and campers.
- Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
- Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
- Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
Experience: We employ student and graduate nurses each summer in our Health Care Department.
- Student Nurses (Health Aides) must have completed their first round of clinical rotations.
- Graduate or Registered Nurses must display and a genuine interest to work in the residential camp setting.
- Has an interest in working with children through a residential camp experience.
- Known as responsible, and strengths include attention to detail. A team player, as the Heath Center is staffed with an RN and student nurse.
- Able to work 4 to 10 weeks in Minnesota’s Northwoods and Lake Country.
- Understands that camp requires positive role modeling and service to children.
- Current First Aid/CPR certification.
- Experience in first aid and emergency management services.
- Must have a valid Driver’s license.
- Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.
- Ability to interact with all age levels in a positive manner.
- Experience in both children and adult illness/injury care.
- Desire to work with the camp’s target population.
- Community health knowledge.
- Ability to communicate with parents, staff, and administration about camper health concerns.
- Ability to drive to off-camp health provider, physician, or emergency treatment locations.
- Team approach with main duties including medication distribution, clinic hours, promotion of general health care and well being within our community.
- Health Center has multiple bedrooms, a full bathroom and shower facilities. Lie-In position with meals and accommodation provided.
- Hard to beat the fun and rewarding experience of “camp”.
- Work with several RN’s, gaining hands-on knowledge and connections.
- The camps also have a resident camp physician, who makes morning clinic call at each site and is on call by cell phone for the rest of the day.
Support Staff Support Staff work behind the scenes to ensure camp is running smoothly, drivers, food service, health center staff, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, in our offices, or warehouse. A Support Staff member lives in a cabin with a group of other Support Staff. During a Support Staff member’s down time, they may take advantage of the camp’s facilities and are encouraged to actively participate in camp life. Applicants must demonstrate a strong aptitude in their specific area.