Standing orders have gone the way of the dodo in most clinical settings, but not at camp. Our camp physician signed an 11 page set of standing orders, but, I mostly ignore it, assess carefully, and send campers out for advanced care if they need much more than first aid. It is important for new camp nurses to remember they are running a first aid and respite center, not a hospital. It is sooooo true that camp directors know little to nothing about nursing, except for a stereotype. I don't hold this against them; after all, they did not go to nursing school
. The dangerous directors are the ones who try to practice nursing, and prescribe what treatment you should do. Stand your ground.
I get each parent's signature on my campers' MARs. Be sure and have some kind of system for documenting meds, and your care in general. Get a signature on whatever you come up with. Generic treatment releases are okay, but specific ones are better.
Diabetic care is usually self-directed, just like at home. Unless they are nuts, lol, I do what my diabetic clients tell me to. Get orders from the physician. Diabetics are usually pretty non-compliant, so if you follow orders, it will probably be a first! Watch for hypoglycemia, from the increased activity.
Get ready for a lot of cramps and sprained ankles with no crepitus or swelling. Kids at band camp stay up too late and get tired of the long practices, especially if they are marching in the heat. Good luck!