You can easily earn $1000 per week, barring all other factors, particularly if you are an experienced camp nurse. Don't sell yourself short. Now, if you are trying to negotiate your kids' tuition, definitely you'll have to whittle that off your cost. You might also work for less if it is a non-profit/volunteer/faith-based organization where you believe in the mission and are willing to take the pay cut to support your ideals. Most camps, though, will pay you as little as they can get away with, having no idea the costs of nursing education, keeping the professional licensure, travel costs, and your years of expertise, besides the fact that you will miss meals, showers, sleep, and have little to no down time. There are very few jobs where you are on call 24/7 day after day, without proper remuneration and respect. I have had camps that respected me and made sure I had a night off a week, and made sure they saved me a plate when I was tending to campers, and I have had camps that completely ignored me unless they needed me and did not honor my requests regarding campers/medications/etc. So, do be careful. Also, always be sure you are not the ONLY nurse. Have an assistant of some kind, even if it is just someone with first aid/CPR, because there is no way you can watch a sick kid in the health center AND respond to a call across camp. I made the mistake of taking a job where I was the only medical staff member only once. It was a start-up camp that didn't really know what they were oing. I showered every few days and got sick from lack of sleep. There were no boundaries and no respect for the fact that I needed time to shower, eat, and self-care. I will say it's easier to be miserable for $1000 a week than for $500 a week, that is for sure.