Hi, my name is Dolores Trujillo. I work at Kaiser Sacramento as a charge nurse in the ICU for the last 5 years, 1.5 of those years in management. I have volunteered for Camp Sacramento 2 years in a row, and getting ready to head up for a third year. This camp is run by Parks and Recreation of Sacramento. There are nurses quarters for my family, great food and recreation for my three children. We are approximately 4000 ft. in altitude, so I do encounter nose bleeds, bug bites and scraped knees from falls. I also dispense over the counter drugs for the adults and sick children.
My kids absolutely love going up to this camp, and look forward to it every year. I do not get paid for this week, but it more than makes up for the money. The camp staff are wonderful and accomodating to my family. I am on a standing list, so they contact me in December, and paperwork is in by January. I also catch up on reading that I was not able to do most of the year.
This is a great idea, so keep the information posted. I am curious to see how different other camp nurses experiences are