DeniseFLA 1,252 Views
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Thank you for sharing your experience.
We are going to to have Campmeds for the first time this summer. Does any one have access to the documents that are sent out to the the parents from your camp? The original from Dana, Campmeds are so wordy. I am trying to simplify the documents and influence the parents the best I can in seeing how important this new system is for handling meds. Thanks!
Hi. I have been working at a camp with @425 campers. Last summer I was head of meds. This year we are switching to Campmeds. Is anyone out there who works at a large camp like mine, using camp meds who can tell me how this all works out. We have an excessive amount of trips that start going out after opening day. Meds thru Campmeds should make packing those meds out easier. I am just concerned about all of the meds the parents are going to sneak thru and try and drop off on opening day. I see myself with hundreds of meds besides the usual Epi pens, inhalers and vitamins? Not good! Any info or suggestions would be appreciated!
i am not up to killing myself again this coming summer!😱
Last summer we had about the same as you. We had bedtime meds, HGH injections and all kids feeling sick at bedtime come in at the same time. It was crazy. We have two nurses on at that time. This year there will be a nursing student asst'ing in some way. We have 420 kids. how about you?
Would you share how the health center was run. Did you as a nurse have shifts? Where did you stay while you were there? Details of what you liked, didn't like.
I will be working at Moosilauke Camp in Orford, New Hampshire. This is the first year at this camp. I spent the last 3 summers at a sports camp in Vermont. I am originally from the north so I really enjoy the summers in the NE.
Are you from Florida? I live in Florida and will be working at a camp in New Hampshire. Definitely want to get out of Florida for the summer if you can.
We would pull meds, place them in small envelopes with names, time on it alphabetize them, put them in a rubber bin, set a table up outside the dining hall at a table and hand them out as the kids came in at meal time. Kids would stop by Health Center for night meds. It a camper was missed at meals, the nurse would just hunt them down during the meal. If a camper didn't stop at night after activity, we would radio the Head boys and girls counselors and they would make sure that the camper came down for their medication.
Worked well for us. A lot better than having the kids come to the health center for their meds. When we used to do that we would spend so much time trying to find the campers, interrupting activities, etc.
The camp I worked at paid $750/wk without tuition for kids. I was also the only nurse on camp. The following 2 years I was paid $650/wk without tuition for kids at my camps larger campus and there was a second nurse.
I have worked at a competitive sports camp the last three summers in Vermont. I am looking to work at a camp that is not specifically competitive and where there is more down time and I would have some other nurses as co-workers. Would you share with me the name of the camp you worked at?
The summer of 2012 will be my 3rd summer as a camp nurse in Vermont. My first year I started looking for a job in the beginning of January. I know you can find positions right now. The camp I work at has started to recruit last years employees already. Find a camp that interests you in an area you would like to work and just give them a call. It isn't always easy finding nurses for camp because a large number of nurses can't just take the summer off from their regular job. Go for it!! I love being a camp nurse.
Tennis camp in Vermont for month of July.
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