Camp Nursing

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    Hi to all!!!

    I live in Georgia and I am interested in doing camp nursing summer 2004 in the south (Alabama, North or South Carolina, Florida, Tenn etc) Can anyone let me know of tehir past experiences as camp nurses such as a typical day, pay, did they pay for travel, did you have a private room/bath, the food and what did you do on your days off, is it advisable to bring a car. Any help is appreciated.
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    please somebody replt to my post
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    Mcg02:

    We are all volounteers, except for Brian the owner of the business (AllNurses). YOu did also have a query at midnight... and to ask for a reply (thank you for saying please) within 4 hours in the middle of the night.... is a surprise.

    I know it may be hard to navigate our BB so let me offer a suggestion on how to do this. I think that may help you best.

    Within the categories or specialties are subtopics; try going to that leed category and see the existing conversations. Here is the actual URL for Camp Nursing:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdis...?s=&forumid=90

    YOU will find exactly what you are looking for on that page with existing conversations. Your query is a common one and has been discussed intelligently before. There are other, very interesting, conversations there also that you may find useful.

    Let me know if you need anything else.


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    Ditto - I do not know anything about camp nursing in the south. I hope you found the camp nursing board. There has been a lot about camp nursing on the schlrn-l listserv in the last 2 months. you could go to the archives and type in "camp" to see those posts: http://www.escribe.com/health/schoolnurse/index.html
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    There is an organization, Association of Camp Nurses, that has a great website. www.acn.org You should be able to find lots of information there.
    STG
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    I do camp nursing in the summer in New England. I live in FLorida. I am an ER nurse during the year. It depends on which camp you go to. All of them offer different things. Normally, room, board, 3 meals a day and travel expenses are paid along with your nursing license for that state. Your pay usually depends on if you have children going with you and how many. I do an 8 week camp but there are ones that do anywhere from 1 week to 9 weeks. Go to campnurse.com and you will find an application for many of them. Just make sure they are ACA accredited and ask their camper numbers. I had a friend who was the only nurse for 200 campers!! If you have any more questions, feel free to email me- tiggergrlll@yahoo.com
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    I have always wanted to do this type of nursing! Thanks for the link. I think 1 RN for 200 campers would be rough. When would you sleep?

    LOL,

    renerian
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    There are LOTS of summer camps in Western North Carolina. One way to find out about them is to go to http://www.acacamps.org and do a search.
    I usually work several weeks at Camp MerrieWoode in North Carolina; two nurses and a visiting MD for 180 girls.
    One of these days I'm going to get brave and try a camp in Maine
    Lyn
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    I know I am responding to an older post, but perhaps you still have an interest. My daughter attends Riverview Camp for Girls in Mentone, AL. I am not sure if the camp has any nurse openings, but it is worth investigating. This is a wonderful camp and the girls have a great time. This will be my daughters 3rd year at Riverview and it is worth every penny (I have to save all year)!. The web site for the camp is www.campriverview.com and the Director's name is Susan Hooks.

    If that web address does not work, simply go on your favorite search engine and search for Riverview Camp for Girls. Good luck with your quest .... camp nursing can be wonderfully rewarding and fun too.
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    Quote from mcg02
    Hi to all!!!

    I live in Georgia and I am interested in doing camp nursing summer 2004 in the south (Alabama, North or South Carolina, Florida, Tenn etc) Can anyone let me know of tehir past experiences as camp nurses such as a typical day, pay, did they pay for travel, did you have a private room/bath, the food and what did you do on your days off, is it advisable to bring a car. Any help is appreciated.
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    Yes I was camp nurse one summer.There are many unforseen factors involved.
    Be carefull now think on this long and hard please
    How many children will you be overseeing?from poor families?Ever heard of Rittlan? You will!!.You will be on call from about 0700 hrs -1900 hrs if your lucky. Each child must bring their medications that will be passed on to you alone.Each child must be checked for fleas by you.Ihad my own lodging "The
    Hospital if there is a bed avaliable.Sickness in the cabins can be frequent as in
    0330. Your own car is amust unless the camp has a vehicle that will transport kids to the hospital when needed.Counsellors and staff rely on you also.
    your days off are generally Friday @ 1400 hrs til Sunday 2200 hrs. This is when you get some sleep and decent meals ,no time for fun too tired.
    Camps aren't notorious for stalking gauze,tape,gloves,ung,-normal things to us
    and do't demad any either ,they work on a tight budget oh yes I got $50 wk
    or $10 day.I was also responsible for checking cabins out, every morning while the kids were at breakfast,swabs taken if anything looks suspicious like fungus
    What do you do if a child has lost their sox and their feet are nothing but infected blisters(give them an antibiotic?-No!!) take them to the nearest Hospital to the camp,while you are in the middle of dispensing meds, then hunt the kids down who didn't get their H.S. meds and are noe asleep oh by the way many youngsters can't swallow meds of anyking unless chewable.
    Boy I'll never forget that summer unfortunately NRSDUG :spin: enjoy


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