Summer Camp Nurse
Now accepting applications for the 2023 season.
Red Pine Camp – Summer Nurse Job Description
Summer Camp Nurse – Red Pine Camp
618 Island View Drive * Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0
Red Pine Camp is an intergenerational family overnight camp with campers ranging in age from babies to over 90-year-olds. Families come for one-week sessions, Saturday to Saturday or the Canada or Labour Day weekend. The camp runs from Canada Day weekend until the end of Labour Day weekend with a one-week break at the end of August. There is a summer staff of approximately 75 people, 55 of whom are 16 and 17 years old.
Red Pine Camp is looking for a kind, empathetic, hard-working and enthusiastic nurse who is committed to the safety and well-being of others. The nurse will provide basic first aid for our campers and all-round care (physical, emotional, etc.) for our staff during the summer months (Mid-June to end-August and the September Labour Day weekend). The Summer Camp Nurse will hold regular clinic hours each day for campers (approx.2 hours) and will lead or manage any critical events that may occur during the season.
To be the Camp Nurse, applicants should feel comfortable working with teenagers and young adults and have knowledge and experience with supporting this age with mental health struggles. It is important that they are comfortable providing first aid care for all ages of campers, oversee the administration of medications to staff, organize paperwork and maintain file organization, and have a desire to participate in staff and camp life. All applicants must have a proven track record as a team player, be energetic, professional and be interested in being a role model/mentor. The Summer Camp Nurse will support our summer Camp Director team.
Applicants must have some background in working with teenagers (specifically 16-22), as a large part of this role is to be responsible for the physical and mental health and wellness of our staff. The applicant must be comfortable educating and working with teens on issues including, but not limited to, mental, sexual and general health.
With respect to Covid-19, Red Pine Camp had procedures that minimizes infectious disease and Covid-19 exposure to the camp nurse and staff. Please contact the Executive Camp Director, Janet Cottreau at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any specific questions.
Further Position Requirements:
- Be in good standing with the College of Nurses
- Be able to practice in Ontario (RN/RPN)
- Provide own insurance coverage
- Provide a current Police Check with a clean record
- Ability to organize health forms and paperwork per regulations
- Conduct inventory of First Aid station and make supply recommendations
- Check and refill first-aid kits around camp
- Able to walk some distances as our camp spans many acres
- Communicate clearly and interact positively with all ages of people
- Be comfortable providing guidance to programs, staff, and campers, to follow Covid-19 safety protocols
- Ability to make decisions and take initiative
- Have some experience working with teen mental health
- Camp experience a plus but not required
Be part of an amazing team! Have the most memorable summer of your life!
Call the camp office at 613-828-0700 or submit your cover letter and resume on our website, www.redpinecamp.org/work-at-camp/.
Compensation varies depending on experience (between $750 – $850 per week). The position includes great meals (including salad bar), a private ‘rustic’ three-room living area with a kitchenette, laundry, use of facilities and there is accommodation for family members (with a nominal fee to cover food). The workday is not full – there is time to enjoy the camp facility with your family/children as well as do the job, especially once oriented to the position.