Anyone worked at this camp before?

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by Amethya Amethya Member Nurse

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to ask about a certain camp or not, but has anyone worked at Frenchwoods before? I want to know what I'm going to get myself into before I accept a job.

Alex Egan, LPN, EMT-B

Specializes in Home Health (PDN), Camp Nursing. Has 9 years experience. 6 Articles; 857 Posts

I have never worked there personally. It is in the neighborhood of my old camp. I have never heard anything crazy, but I do believe they have not had a regular or long term nurse for a few years.

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

Alex Egan said:
I have never worked there personally, It is in the neighborhood of my old camp. I have never heard anything crazy, but I do believe they have not had a regular or long term nurse for a few years.

So what I should do in your opinion? I'm reading some reviews and the campers seem to like it there, but I seen some of the reviews (Like 2 reviews) that say it was horrible or it was "Cult like". Most of the job reviews were counselors.

Alex Egan, LPN, EMT-B

Specializes in Home Health (PDN), Camp Nursing. Has 9 years experience. 6 Articles; 857 Posts

I'm always a fan of talking to another nurse. Any good camp will be able to scare up one nurse who would love to come back but can't because of another job or something. Directors and other camp staff aren't really great about the ins and outs of the camp nurse job, so I would ask if they have a past or current experienced nurse to talk to.

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

I talked to the chief nurse that and she basically told me the idea of what I'm going to be doing. It sounds good, but I want to make sure that I won't be treated like a prisoner or anything like that.

Alex Egan, LPN, EMT-B

Specializes in Home Health (PDN), Camp Nursing. Has 9 years experience. 6 Articles; 857 Posts

That's a valid concern. These camps where you are "on call" 24/7 are a little crazy. Especially if the camp is more than 300 people. (Not just campers but staff as well). That area is lovely, take time to go to town and poke around. Calicoon is particularly charming. Honesdale is nice as well. If your really adventurous Lordville is a good day trip (with a friend not by yourself)

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

Alex Egan said:
That's a valid concern. These camps where you are "on call" 24/7 are a little crazy. Especially if the camp is more than 300 people. (Not just campers but staff as well). That area is lovely, take time to go to town and poke around. Calicoon is particularly charming. Honesdale is nice as well. If your really adventurous Lordville is a good day trip (with a friend not by yourself)

I sent you a PM on the camp. I'm not going to be going there to be the nurse, but I'm hoping I picked a good place.

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

So the nurse told me the wrong info, but after I talked to her, it sounds actually lovely. I just need to see how much I can be paid for this.

blue bag nurse

blue bag nurse

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I only have one thing to add, "cult-like" describes all the camps in the Wayne County area. ? I've been a follower of my cult for 11 years now. Haha! They visited our camp once and performed, it was great.

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

I was talked by Camp Starlight and they told me of a job of being a medical assistant. It sounds good too, but they said it's a 24/7 job but because there's lots of people there, I get 2 small shifts in a day, so its an 8 hour job, but 4 hours shifts separate with breaks and such. It sounds better because I get my own room and more days off than the other one. I'm going to talk to their main nurse today and see what they tell me more about the job.

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience. 1,821 Posts

Update: So they are willing to pay me more, around $4,100 whole summer and will reimburse me the money for the flight.

JustbeRN

Has 17 years experience. 38 Posts

You are going to be busy... just be prepared... long days.

We have had two nurses go there and not return.