Camp Nurse

Outdoor Journeys is a non-profit youth development organization, which operates a residential camp program, Camp Nawakwa, near Angelus Oaks California. Outdoor Journeys is looking for a motivated individual with a passion for working with youth to serve as Camp Nurse.

 The Position

 The Camp Nurse/Health Supervisor shall support the mission of   Outdoor Journeys Camp Nawakwa in the delivery of the camp experience.  All summer programs are hands-on and outdoor based. The Camp Nurse/Health Supervisor will monitor the health and safety of campers as they participate in a wide range of camp activities including hiking, archery, arts and crafts, climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, and outdoor living skills. The Camp Nurse/Health Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the dispensing of medication to campers and staff. Nursing care consists of evaluating and treating camper's minor injuries and illnesses; keeping a log of Health Center visits; giving supportive advice to counselors and other camp staff, if requested; and identifying health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention.

Through the supportive guidance of camp staff members, campers build their own unique community in which each member can experience a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, acceptance and appreciation.

The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.


The key duties of the Camp Nurse will be:

·       Ensure each staff members and campers have current health history and examination forms on file.
·       Be the designated on call medical first responder, while Camp is in session
·       Establish system for health screening for arriving campers and staff.
·       Respond to medical and Camp emergency situations.
·       Inventory of medical supplies and report needs for ordering supplies.
·       Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including dispensing medications, record keeping of daily                  medical log, managing and securing medications, applying Camp medical procedures.
·       Coordinate coverage of the infirmary.
·       Stock and issue first aid kits.
·       Participate and lead specific areas of staff training.
·       Maintain accident/incident reports.
·       Ensure that all medical procedures and operation of the health center meets, Local, State and ACA requirements.
·       Monitor health of all staff and campers.
·       Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions to maintain healthful camp environment.
·       Inform staff of camper health needs prior to the beginning of each session.
·       Abide by and enforce camp policies.
·       Communicate with campers, families and staff in a mature and professional manner at all times.
·       Attend Leadership training and staff training.
·       Maintain a clean camp and activity area.
·       Live on-site while camp is in session.
·       Clean camp areas after programming.
·       Be a positive role model for campers.
·       Work with Camp Operations Manager for facility needs (housekeeping and maintenance).
·       Attend Staff Meetings.
·       Be an active member of the Camp Leadership team.
·       Other duties as assigned.


·       At least 18 years of age.
·       Must possess either a valid M.D. or R.N. or L.P.N. or Paramedic or EMT or Wilderness First Responder certificate.
·       Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR. 
·       Read and implement prescriptions and health forms from physicians, observe and assess sanitation and safety              of camp facilities.
·       Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors
·       Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable.

·       MUST have a positive "can do" attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and integrity.
·       Ability to work with a wide-range of children and staff members.
·       The ability to take initiative and work both as a team and independently. 
·       Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and hike up to 3 miles. 
·       Ability to pass background check & TB test.