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Nurse Assistant

Living for now, memories forever!  Camp Tamakwa is a children’s overnight summer camp in Algonquin Park located 2.5 hours north of Toronto. Founded in 1936, Tamakwa is home to over 250 boys and girls aged 7-16. Our intimate camp size allows for small camper to staff ratios where campers feel supported in every aspect of daily camp life. Tamakwa prides itself on traditional values, camp spirit, safety and skill development. Tamakwa’s rich traditions, family atmosphere, and unique site distinguishes itself, along with numerous watersports, landsports, creative arts, outdoor skills activities, as well as a premier canoe tripping program.

Camp Tamakwa is hiring Nursing Assistants for 2022!

2 positions available

The successful applicant will be friendly, customer-service oriented, responsible, well-organized and able to cope with a busy clinic atmosphere.

Our nursing assistants look after all of the various health needs of our campers and staff.

The nursing assistants work closely with the on-site camp physician to promote good health and provide health care when required.
Tends to injuries.
Ensures that the clinic is kept clean and stocked with appropriate supplies and medications
Keeps clear, accurate and concise records on all campers and staff.
Keeps a daily medical log and maintains and documents the camper/staff chart.
Dispenses and keeps a record of daily medications administered.
Keeps track of patients requiring follow-up visits for medical care.
Observes at all times all areas of camp to ensure optimum levels of health and safety for campers and staff.
Makes sure that medications brought to camp are locked in the medication cupboard in the clinic unless discussed and approved by the camp doctor.
Provides first aid kits for cabin cookouts (three Mondays each month) and restocks them after each cookout.  Epi-Pens and camper medication given to the counsellor before departure.
Obtains lists of campers and staff scheduled for upcoming canoe trips and discusses special needs with the head tripper as well as individual trippers.  Provides specific medications as required by campers/staff to the tripper. Non-participation in canoe tripping is a joint decision made by the doctor, camp director and head tripper.
Prepares and maintains a first-aid kit for each tripper.  Each kit is to be returned for inspection following each canoe trip for re-stocking if necessary.
One nursing assistant is always on-call during non-clinic hours with a nurse.

Approximate Daily Schedule:

8:15am – Medications

8:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – Interface with Trippers for next days’ trips (medications, allergies and first aid kits)

10:00am – Clinic Call (during first activity period)

12:00pm – Medications

12:15pm – Lunch

6:00pm – Medications

6:15pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Clinic Call (after dinner)


Be enrolled in a Canadian Nursing Program
Paediatric or camp experience a plus
Ability to manage health forms and paperwork
Hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to the safety and well-being of campers and staff

This position includes a competitive salary, room and board, clinical experience and a fantastic summer at camp.

Please apply by visiting to complete our staff application.

Spend your summer in beautiful Algonquin Park and on the sunny shores of South Tea Lake!


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(416) 924-7433