Hi all, I just signed my 2014 contract, negotiations went very well., I will be returning to Camp Indian Head for my fourth season. IHC is a residential camp, of about 600 campers and staff. It is located in northeastern PA, with a 7 week season. We have no special needs that would not be found in a normal school population. I thought I would start another work thread. So please feel free to post anything about getting or having a camp job in 2014. As always I hope to increase communication across what seems to be a very isolated field. If you don't feel comfortable posting the name of your camp, please post any details you feel able to share.
If your new to the field you may want to check out some of the suggested reading on allNurses A camp nurse job description and info piece. Camp Nursing
For an excelent article on how to choose a camp, please see: Choosing a Camp
If you have already secured employment you may enjoy my article 10 camp lessons.
Good luck , I hope to hear from you all.
Dec 30, '13
I don't like to let people go in blind. We have had some nurses pop when they get to camp and figure out its not all bandaids and tummy aches.
Last edit by DidiRN on Dec 30, '13
Jan 21, '14
Quote from teeniebert
I'm hoping to go back to Camp Anna Behrens and Camp Sakakawea, both Girl Scout camps operated by Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. 2-3 weeks training, 6 weeks at Anna B., and 3 weeks at Saki. Camp Anna Behrens is where I went to camp as a kid--it's my first home (I was gonna say second home, but I like camp better than any other place I've lived). It'll be my 6th season as camp nurse but only my 3rd consecutive season. I sometimes go off and get a "real job" but I always come back.
Oh how I wish wish wish my childhood Girl Scout camps - Camp Near Wilderness and camp Yaiewano - were still in operation.
I loved being a camp nurse this past summer at a different non-girl-scout camp, but I'd also love the chance to be at one of my old camps.
I hope you have a wonderful summer, teeniebert.
Last edit by SnowShoeRN on Jan 21, '14
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Jan 22, '14
We sure are a mighty small club! I like it! I am one of the very few full time camp nurses, I think. I doubt that there are more than 25 or 30 of us nation-wide. As it is, I have the luxury of getting ready for camp now. Applications are rolling in, MARs are being prepared, I'm busy beating up vendors, etc. My goal is always to have my nurses come in, get oriented, and sit down for check-in, with all of their paperwork done, apartments sparkling clean, health center stocked and ready.
I wish you all the best of luck!
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jan 24, '14
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