Camp Nurse-Summer 2024 Seasonal-Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer


Under the supervision of the Health Center Director, the Camp Nurse will assist the Head Nurse with the general operation of the Health Center, focusing on the medical care and well-being of our Campers and Staff.

Camp Nurses work on a rotating schedule of 5.5 days on and 1.5 days off. A typical work day includes a 12 hour day with a 4 hour break in between.

They are responsible for managing these functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

  • Work closely with the Head Nurse to ensure the safety of campers and staff.
  • Have a working knowledge of drugs and medications; safeguarding camper's and staff prescription medications. Assist with administering medications at the prescribed dosage and time.
  • Develop a collegial working relationship with a team of nurses on staff as well as volunteer physicians.
  • Work together to create a total support system of health care for the camp community to promote wellness; which includes physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
  • Participate twice daily with sick call (camp clinic).
  • Assist volunteer camp physicians as needed.
  • Assist with medication administration as needed.
  • Participate in nurse rotations throughout the week, such as infirmary and night nurse duty. All nurses participate in these rotations.
  • Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to hospital/medical appointments as needed.
  • Maintains and documents accurately in campers/staff medical chart.
  • Successfully triage, assess and care for anyone who comes to the health center requiring assistance.
  • Maintain lab according to our Health Department contract and any other vendor.
  • Effectively communicate by initiating & returning parent phone calls, documenting each visit and phone call according to our policy.
  • Complete worker's comp forms for staff members and incident reports for campers per policy.
  • Responds to urgent care needs accordingly.
  • Assist in the daily upkeep of the Camp health center, cleaning and sanitizing to protect health and safety of camping community
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Must be a minimum of a Registered Nurse with an active North Carolina Nursing License or license that is endorsed by the NLC.
  • Minimum 1-3 years experience as a Nurse required. Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Must have an active CPR certification.
  • Possess strong assessment skills. Ability to adapt to different environments and work on a dynamic team of nurses from diverse clinical backgrounds.
  • Must have good organizational, communication and documentation skills.
  • Should be a caring individual who possesses a willingness to participate in camp.
  • Able to work in potentially high-stress or emergency situations and be able to work variable and overnight hours.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand for long periods of time, sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment including walking over uneven ground outdoors without assistance.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Compliance with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.