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Camp Nurse – 2 week, 1 month and full summer positions


As a Camp Nurse at Camp Tamakwa, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of our camp community. We’re seeking an organized and registered nurse (RN, RPN, or graduating nursing student) with a passion for working with children and a love for the outdoors. Collaborating closely with our Health Care Assistants and Camp Doctor(s), you’ll oversee the operation of the camp’s medical centre, a critical function for a safe and smooth summer experience.

2 week, 1 month and full summer positions available.

Necessary Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Hold a current RN/RPN qualification.
  • Age requirement: 19+
  • Must enjoy working with children.

Breakdown of Role and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the medical clinic is impeccably clean, well-organized, and fully stocked with necessary medications and supplies at all times.
  • Maintain clear, accurate, and concise daily logs and records for both staff and campers, facilitating effective communication within the camp’s medical team.
  • Dispense and administer medications, including campers’ daily prescriptions, adhering to strict protocols and guidelines.
  • Inform patients of follow-up visits when necessary, prioritizing ongoing care and well-being.
  • Safely store all medications brought to camp by campers, maintaining secure access and supervision as needed.
  • Prepare and maintain first aid kits across camp, including those for cookouts and canoe trips, ensuring readiness for any situation.

Medical Team Collaboration:

You will work closely with two Health Care Assistants and Camp Doctor(s), forming an essential part of the camp’s medical team. Together, you’ll contribute to a safe and nurturing environment for all campers and staff.

Why work at camp?

Founded in 1936, Camp Tamakwa is a coed children’s overnight summer camp located in beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park. We offer a diverse in-camp program with over 20 activities as well as a canoe tripping program. 

Working at Camp Tamakwa is a uniquely rewarding experience. It combines the joy of working with children, the beauty of the Algonquin outdoors, and the chance to connect with people from around the world. Our staff are responsible, creative, outgoing, flexible, and fun-loving young adults who eagerly disconnect from technology to engage with our campers in our welcoming camp family environment. This isn’t your typical city job; it’s a place where you’ll collaborate with like-minded individuals to create a fun-filled experience. For campers and staff alike, it’s a space to be yourself and share your unique talents with others. As a staff member at Tamakwa, you’ll work hard – and have the time of your life.

To apply, please visit and fill out a staff application today!


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