There are definitely pro's and con's of being a new nurse, right out of school and joining the camp nurse arena.
In a day camp setting, you should be able to function mostly on "Mom" skills. First Aid, calling parent's of sick campers, some tylonol and a few temperatures. The main pro of camp nursing is the free or reduced tuition for your own kids.
The harder area comes when you don't know if you should call the parent and have them make the decision for follow-up care. ex. Is every head injury worth a call home, or are some notes home sufficient for a minor bump. Allergic reactions?, identification of impetego,chiggers, poison ivy, lice Vs. dandruff. You should be able to call parents and say, you can't come back until I have a note from the dr. about if that rash is contagious and what it is.
If your camp has standing physician orders, they should be able to guide you as to what needs to be done for individual illnesses.
I would certainly recommend individual malpractice insurance
prior to starting the job. It can usually be obtained for under $100 per year.
In The resident camp area, I would be a little hesitant, because usually you are the final decision maker for, minor illnesses vs. major illnesses, all doctor office visits all 9-1-1 calls. If you are working in a health lodge where you are the only nurse on camp, that is a big responsibility. If you have a more experienced pediatric nurse to call on if you have questions, you will be more likely not to overlook a potentially serious injury or illness. It's about asking the camper the right questions to illicit the answer that you need to piece together the health assessment findings. If you have a nursing assistant with you that is familiar with the camp that would be helpful.
Camp nursing is exciting, be sure to bring reference materials about childhood illnesses and a medication drug handbook