Published Aug 30, 2018
Looking to do a short term sleepaway summer camp next year in NEPA that I can bring my girls to.
There are SO many in the Pocono area. If anyone can make a recommendation or tell me who to stay away from i would greatly appreciate it. Also, what's the best time of year to apply?
thanks so much
Also my profile reflects old jobs - I'm currently working as a school nurse.
Alex Egan, LPN, EMT-B
Well, my first. Question is how old are your girls. Also what kind of camp are they looking for. Do you want girls only? CoEd? Are there any programs or activities that want to focus on? How much do they enjoy sports?
After that I would ask what kind of camp you're looking for? Do you want a bigger camp with lots of coworker and an MD on site, or a smaller camp with just a nurse or two?
I know of a bunch of great camps. I've worked at a few of them, and have friends at others.
most camps start looking for nurses in January or February. The best thing you can do is get your pa license in order. They are having major delays in Harrisburg, a lot of camps got burnt this year with nurses who didn't get licensed in time. So next year I expect a lot of them will strongly prefer a license in hand.
Alex, thank you for your detailed response and for all the great questions you brought up.
My girls will be 7 and 10. The little one is outgoing, athletic and up for new adventures. The older one is slower to warm up and not sports-oriented. But she does like the outdoors - swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding etc. also likes crafts and computers if that helps. So really, I am not as concerend about the 7 year old as I am about the 10 year old.
Co-ed or girls only is fine - no preference.
As for my working conditions, I am flexible - but would most likely prefer another nurse with me as it's my first experience with camp nursing. Also would be interested in camps that offer 2,3 or 4 week opportunities. I dwill by want to commit to anything longer in case it's not for us.
Also, is it a full PA license i need? I thought I read somewhere the camp gets an emergency or temp one or something like that on my behalf.
Thank you again.
I can think of two camps that would suit your needs and schedule. Please pm me if you want me to connect you.
Even temp licenses were a crap shoot this year. I would personally just bite the billet and get my perm license on a camps dime.
Found this old post.....
I had a good first taste of camp nursing this Summer and loved that my 2 daughters could come with. But, I am looking for another camp in PA for next Summer and would appreciate any recommendations. Prefer large camp, co-ED, MD on site and circus would be a big bonus for my girls. I come with a lot of ER experience pediatric and adult and love working with kids!
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