• Some hours available March-May to review camper health information
  • Camp begins May 28 and ends Aug. 2
  • Staff Training: May 20-24 (Dates may vary. Time approx. 1-8 p.m.)
  • Summer may be split into three, five or the full 9-week sessions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed physician or Registered Nurse or EMT
  • Experience with children and young adults
  • Ability to originate, update and or/monitor health care, maintain records, and implement any needed health care plans
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications
  • Desire to work in a camp community

Reports to: Executive Director

Position purpose: To be health care provider for all counselors and campers; supervise health and cleanliness standards; work with Executive Director and staff; and help provide safe and healthy conditions for all.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Ensure each staff member and camper has on file a health history form

a. Health forms may be either electronic or paper. Alphabetize paper forms and establish a system to store them throughout summer and at end of the season. Health records are to be maintained confidentially.

2. Establish good rapport with parents and make phone calls when additional information is needed on a specific camper.

a. Obtain medication forms from parents of campers who may require medication during camp hours.
b. Arrange for medication to be administered for any overnight activity; train staff regarding the medication.
c. Arrange for medication to be transported to and from camp for each session the camper is attending (either via bus driver/counselor or parent).

3. Provide ongoing training regarding specific needs for campers as those needs arise throughout the summer.

4. Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies.

5. Secure or verify a camp physician at beginning of season and have this in writing.

a. Have health care policies reviewed and signed every year by camp doctor.

6. Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log; disposal of medical waste; administering, managing, and safeguarding medications; and utilizing approved standing orders.

7. Prepare by Friday afternoon for the following week, health alerts for each camp group.

a. Provide one copy for each counselor and give to director of each camp.

b. Prepare full set (for all camps) for each of the following: Executive Director, buses, lifeguards and program directors.

8. Coordinate coverage of the health center if nurse needs to step out.

9. Maintain cleanliness and operation of health center.

a. This includes running chlorine test on health center water daily

10. Check and issue first-aid kits to program areas

a. Ensures first-aid kit and health information on campers for any off-property activities
b. Replenishes first-aid kits around property regularly

11. Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health and safety, CPR, epi-pen, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infection control.

12. Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk-management assessment.

13. Prepare a summary and evaluation of the camp season including inventories, staff evaluations, camper reports on health problems, and make recommendations for the following season.

14. Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions. Suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in the camp.

15. During designated years, health-care provider is required to gather all needed information and documentation for ACA Accreditation Health and Wellness standards with the guidance of the camp director.

How to Apply

Everything’s online this year! Use our quick and easy online application.

If you have questions, email camp@whippoorwill.com or call 615-799-9925.