Pay/Bringing Own Kids - page 2

by JaneyW 3,702 Views | 12 Comments

I have three sons who are all camp appropriate ages. I found a great (and very expensive) camp not far away who wanted nurses for as little as a one week committment. In our initial e-mail exchange, they told me that I could... Read More


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    Absolutely not!!! Don't sell your skills short.

    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    I interviewed for a day camp position, where my 4 year old's tuition would be $4700. They were offering me $2000 on top of that. Not for nothing, but I couldn't exactly live on $250 a week, working a 40hr week, no less. They tried to tell me how much I'd be saving with her tuition. But I wouldn't send her to such a costly camp in the first place, not at 4 yrs old. I work per-diem, so this would be all on my time, and would not be able to work elsewhere during these 8 weeks (except weekends, and after 5 days at camp, I doubt I'd want to do anything, much less work 12hr in the hospital). Maybe if I had more than 1 kid, or they were older, it would be worth it. They were not really even negotiable about part time. I'm not crazy for turning this down, right???
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    RUN like the wind!!

    The summer camp I worked for had fees like that too. ALL camp nurses and counselors kids came to camp for FREE.

    Now because my kids were 2 + 5 when I statred, I hired mothers helper, paid her $75.00/week. She got free camp accommidations too.

    Now I did have to pay a trip fee and canteen fee for nightly snack: total was $250.00----big difference than paying $4,500 which was going rate for camp.

    PS: ths stitches each child received at the end of camp from running into things were covered for free too by camp pediatrician. Remember to pack away first aide kit LAST at end of summer.
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    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    I interviewed for a day camp position, where my 4 year old's tuition would be $4700. They were offering me $2000 on top of that. Not for nothing, but I couldn't exactly live on $250 a week, working a 40hr week, no less. They tried to tell me how much I'd be saving with her tuition. But I wouldn't send her to such a costly camp in the first place, not at 4 yrs old. I work per-diem, so this would be all on my time, and would not be able to work elsewhere during these 8 weeks (except weekends, and after 5 days at camp, I doubt I'd want to do anything, much less work 12hr in the hospital). Maybe if I had more than 1 kid, or they were older, it would be worth it. They were not really even negotiable about part time. I'm not crazy for turning this down, right???
    No, you are certainly not crazy for turning it down. Nurses are needed by these camps and there is no reason why a nurse should not get paid a decent wage. At least that is how I feel it.

    Good luck .... check out all the camp jobs out there, I am sure you will find one that meets your needs and most of all have fun!


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