This is what my interviewer told me after our interview, that it's not hard to actually treat the kids, do the paperwork, all the day-to-day clinical stuff. They said anyone with a license can do that, that's not what they are worried about. What they were interested in is someone who, over the course of the interview, comes off as someone who's friendly, caring, enthusiastic, has a sense fo what camp life is all about, and has social experience interacting with children. I am a Girl Scout leader and former teacher so he said I was exactly the type he was looking for.
As far as part time, maybe a close day camp will have that for you, but if you are going to a sleepaway camp, they want you to be available 24/7. Not that they'll need you to work all that time, but they need someone flexible so if another nurse gets sick, you can cover. They way they described the schedule is, you rotate shifts w two other nurses. You are on 8a-10p the first day, then 8p-10a the next day (and can sleep in the infirmary), then the next day might be your day off, then the next day you do a split shift, 7a-11a and then 6p-11p, or something like that. Pending an unforseen circumstance, I should be getting a day off after every three days. Of course every camp will be different.
This camp offered me $650/week. This doesn't sound like a lot until I factor in my two daughters' waived tuitions ($17,400 value) all meals (ZERO grocery bills all summer), No daycare to pay for (I paid $270/week last year) and other little expenses of daily living at home, like gasoline, utilities, random summer fun (like going to the movies, amusement parks, going out for ice cream), etc. I'm such a geek, I did the math! The total value here for me if I added up the money, camp tuition, and saved childcare and home living costs is worth to me over $500/DAY for a six-week assignment.
The only problem? My girls and I cannot stand the anticipation! June 25 cannot come soon enough for us!