The main priority of any summer camp is to ensure the welfare and safety of all its campers and staff members. On any summer camp with all the various activities that take place there are always going to be some healthcare issues that need attending to. This could be in the form of applying a band aid to a cut knee or dealing with more serious issues like broken bones or allergic reactions.
Working as a summer camp nurse you will be required to be available for the entire summer and will generally work all week with one day off of a weekend. This is a great opportunity for any recently graduated nurse or trainee doctor that is looking to break into the medical field.
On a day to day basis you will generally just be on call to help with any issues that come up. You will also monitor the administration of medicines for any campers that require then while at the camp, you will also keep a close eye on all medical records for camp participants to spot any potential issues before the happen.
Rate of Pay
This is a more professional position than most summer camp jobs so the rate of pay is obviously higher. In addition you will also receive food and board plus possible transportation and expenses. For positions like this most camps will also cover employment visa costs for any healthcare staff that are traveling from overseas.
This position obviously requires formal qualifications and the exact qualifications required will vary from country to country. Some camps may require that you are enrolled in some kind of nursing program while others may insist that you are a fully qualified and licensed nurse to work on their summer camp.
What They Say
"After graduating from college with my nursing degree I spent a full summer working in florida at a small residential camp. The experience was fantastic and I got to work with some great people. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is considering this option."
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