What to do this summer...

  1. I posted about a month ago about camp nursing and decided to go for it!

    I did some research and interviewed with a camp in Pennsylvania and they hired me for a 4 week session over the summer! As part of my payment, my 3 kids get to attend the camp also!

    We are so excited! I imagine the work itself will be pretty similar to school nursing. They have 4 nurses to do rotating shifts and every 4th night on call.

    My kids are practically drooling over all the activities and we will stop in New York City for a few days after camp is over (We gotta plan a meet up Farawyn!!)
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  3. by   iggywench
    That would be so fun! Living in south Texas where it is too hot to go outside during the summer, I would love to be somewhere a little cooler. Camp nursing sounds great, but I have a teenager who runs cross country, and they practice at 6:30 am, 5 days a week, year round. So, this mama is stuck being a taxi driver all summer. I'll have to live vicariously through you.
  4. by   AdobeRN
    How fun! I always wanted to do that when my girls were younger. I have done a few days here and there for Girl Scout summer camp filling in for a friend but nothing for a long period of time.

    I just committed to a 10 day medical mission trip to Zambia - I have never done that type of nursing, so am excited about it. For fun my husband and I are taking a week in Yosemite to hike/backpack ~60 miles of the John Muir trail. One of my bucket list items is to actually hike the entire trail but my husband can't take off from work for 3 weeks in the summer so I am stuck with doing it in sections for now. This will be our first extended backpacking trip alone together without a guide or experienced people with us so it should be interesting.
  5. by   kschenz
    I would love to hike the John Muir trail too! We have the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota that I'd like to do also. My 8 year old wants her and I to hike the Appalachian Trail together after she finishes high school.
  6. by   Jen-Elizabeth
    I'm working my theater camp tech job this summer and my husband and I planned a trip to Disney World! We have no kids and we have been saving to purchase the deluxe dining package so we can eat ourselves through Disney...
  7. by   Flare
    I am probably going to work some summer school - the moolah's too good to refuse - then the summer is mine to slack off. Going away with friends in August - big old beach house!!
  8. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from iggywench
    That would be so fun! Living in south Texas where it is too hot to go outside during the summer, I would love to be somewhere a little cooler. Camp nursing sounds great, but I have a teenager who runs cross country, and they practice at 6:30 am, 5 days a week, year round. So, this mama is stuck being a taxi driver all summer. I'll have to live vicariously through you.
    Can't you make him run to practice as part of his training??
  9. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from Jen-Elizabeth
    I'm working my theater camp tech job this summer and my husband and I planned a trip to Disney World! We have no kids and we have been saving to purchase the deluxe dining package so we can eat ourselves through Disney...
    Sounds like so much fun!!!
  10. by   LikeTheDeadSea
    I LOVE residential camp nursing! I'm in PA during the year and have been going to the lake's region in Maine to work at a 7.5week summer camp. The kids have no electricity, we all live in cabins. It's absolutely AMAZING. This will be my 3rd full summer but 5th summer going. (I've helped for a week the last 2 summers while opting to work an extended school year program here). I got married last summer, so this may be my last "go-live-somewhere-for-2-months" summer, but it's the camp's 100th year anniversary and I don't want to miss all the special events! Hoping our first kid is a boy when we decide to have kids so that I can justify going up there to work in exchange for tuition, since that is $$$$ I can't justify spending otherwise!
  11. by   dakotadenise
    Summer camp sounds like so much fun, but with 3 kids and all their other activities, and a husband that works long hours in the summer, I could never get away that long. So, I'll probably just pick up a few shifts at Home Health or Nursing Home. We go camping a few times and take a few day/weekend trips throughout the summer for fun.
  12. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from iggywench
    That would be so fun! Living in south Texas where it is too hot to go outside during the summer, I would love to be somewhere a little cooler. Camp nursing sounds great, but I have a teenager who runs cross country, and they practice at 6:30 am, 5 days a week, year round. So, this mama is stuck being a taxi driver all summer. I'll have to live vicariously through you.
    I totally agree with this. This winter has been ridiculously warm. I hate it.
  13. by   NutmeggeRN
    I do perdiem at a local LTC all year so I more shifts I will pick up more shifts by covering vacations in the summer. Already filling up my concert calendar with Miranda Lambert, Bryan Adams and Lady Antebellum on the docket!
  14. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    I totally agree with this. This winter has been ridiculously warm. I hate it.
    I'm in a cold winter states and it sucks here too! Today it was 20 and snowing, tomorrow is supposed to be 60, my sinus cannot handle this!

    As for summer, we'll have a brand new baby boy, so not much planned. We'll go up to our camp a few times, but other than that we'll just be adjusting to the new little one's schedule. The husband isn't lucky enough to have the whole summer off, but he gets take several weeks after the baby is born-yay!

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