Choosing a Camp - page 2

by CampNurse1 7,386 Views | 24 Comments

I've been meaning to write this for some time. Spring will be here before we know it, and many nurses are looking for camps to work at this summer. I hope this will be seen as an open-ended thread. I am eager to read the... Read More


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    Threads merged.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Apr 10, '13
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    Wow, this article covers everything! I would add that if possible I would want to be in contact with head staff before the summer to ensure that they are easy to deal with. The head lifeguard, in particular, is someone you want to have a good relationship with.
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    NICE!
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    I just wanted to thank you so much for posting this! After being a nurse for 7 years with a burning desire to at least TRY working as a camp nurse I'm finally doing it! This article helped me prepare for 2 very successful interviews and I'll be starting my first camp job in a few weeks. I'm really nervous, but I'm also very excited. I'm entering the last year of my NP program in the fall, and I think that treating kids - after many many years of mainly treating adults with about 6 mo total experience pedi - will really make my clinicals a lot easier. Not to mention I've been a camper, counselor-in-training, and a counselor before nursing school.

    I'm really excited.
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    I wish you the very best of luck. You might get hooked! Let us know how your adventure turns out.
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    So is there a forum where you can go and find out from nurses that worked at camps before to see how they rate a camp. I am not in the position to check out a camp (live in Honduras). I can only visit the web sites and talk to the managers. I would love to know what other folks thought of the camps
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    I think the whole idea is very interesting. From the time I was probably 6 or so all the way up till I was 16, I went to various summer camps. I went to Christian camp, 4H camp and a WHOLE lot of Boy Scout camp. I just recently decided that I wanted to become an RN because of the different types of jobs that are available. I've been in security for the last decade or so and just need a change to something more challenging. I start prereqs at community college in just a couple of months. I think it would be kind of cool to pick up an RN job at a summer camp. I always enjoyed those days very much. How do men fare in these types of jobs? Whenever I was at camp, I always remember the nurses happened to be females, so I guess I never thought of it much. Anyway, OP, very interesting article, and thanks for posting.
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    Which camps will let you bring pets? Dogs? I'm having a tough time doing some google searches on it
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    We're bringing my daughters' bunny rabbits this summer, but they do have an Animal Care program and an available hutch. I've seen dogs at camps. You just have to ask around!
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    Quote from CloudySue
    We're bringing my daughters' bunny rabbits this summer, but they do have an Animal Care program and an available hutch. I've seen dogs at camps. You just have to ask around!
    Which camps have you seen them at if you don't mind me asking? I will bring it up for any interview I have, but it's nice to know before hand what expectations are.


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