New Image Weight Loss Camps - page 2

Hi, I signed up to do a six week stint at a New Image Weight Loss camp. Has anyone worked at one of these camps before, and if so, what was your experience like? Also, do you have any... Read More

  1. by   marybethm
    Wendy,

    I know that many camps are mainly looking for counselors on their websites. But if they are interested in also hiring nurses, they should have information that pertains to them. I think it is an indication of how much, or how little, they value the nurse.

    You want to see what the health center is like---is it well stocked, clean, and centrally located? Do you have everything you need to work effectively? Where will you be sleeping? Will you have any days off or are you working 24/7? I don't know anyone, nurse or not, that would willingly put themselves in a 24/7 position for two weeks, a month or longer. Would you? There are a few camps out there that are a dream for a nurse to work at, but there are also many that are a nightmare. The problem is how do you tell the difference? Knowledge is power.
  2. by   Foxfour
    I'm so glad to read that you didn't take that job at camp Arcadia. I know that camp Cedar is a good camp to work for. The head nurse is awesome. I would have taken a job there except for the fact that I would have had the only teenage daughter in the all boys camp. I know she would have loved that. The owners of that camp listen to the head nurse's advice, and pay the nurses well for their time.
  3. by   kdmcook
    I worked at the new image weight loss camp last year and am going back again this year. It was hard work, but my daughter absolutely loved it and it was all that bad.

    I am sure there are better camps out there, but this is a good camp to try as a RN. The director and his staff are very appreciative of the nurses and that went a long way, believe me.
  4. by   sunny.shine
    Hey Ive worked at several weight lost camps..the best by far in my opinion is camp lajolla...you can really make a difference in kids and adult lives the change from beginning to end is amazing , these kids bloom..but it will test every pc of patience you have..its worth it..by the way Im new I cant even figure out how to introduce myself can you help me thanks
  5. by   nightingale
    Quote from sunny.shine
    Hey Ive worked at several weight lost camps..the best by far in my opinion is camp lajolla...you can really make a difference in kids and adult lives the change from beginning to end is amazing , these kids bloom..but it will test every pc of patience you have..its worth it..by the way Im new I cant even figure out how to introduce myself can you help me thanks
    Heh! Great idea! I made a Stickey on this Forum so you could introduce yourselves if you like. Please do... Here is the link:

    Camp Nurses - Introduce yourself on the Camp Nurse Forum

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