Volunteer Camp Nurse

Want to volunteer as a camp nurse this summer?

Licensed Nurses are invited to share their specialized skills by joining the Zephyr Point camp team this summer. Volunteer Camp Nurses are an absolutely vital part of the camp experience. Zephyr Point campers range in age from 6-17, and the Camp Nurse acts not only as a first responder in the case of emergencies, but offer care for minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises and distribution of prescription medications. Most of our campers are elementary aged, so Camp Nurses tend to offer lots of emotional support and Band-Aids! We can’t wait to welcome you to the ZP Camp family!

The Details of Volunteering:

Dates: Zephyr Point Runs 8 weeks of summer youth programs. We look to bring on one camp nurse for each week. We will take your preference for weeks and then offer you a week depending on what is still available. The camp weeks are as follows

Week 1 – June 17-21

Week 2- June 24-28

Week 3 – July 1-3 (3 days of camp only)

Week 4 – July 8-12

Week 5 – July 14-19 (overnight program)

Week 6 – July 21-26 (overnight program)

Week 7 – July 29 – August 2

Week 8 – August 5-9

Who can volunteer: We are looking to accept up to 8 individuals who are licensed nurses. Priority goes to nurses who have either had specific pediatric patient experience or has worked with youth in other settings.

Volunteer Hours: Our typical camp hours run 8:15am-4:15pm,  Monday-Friday. Volunteer Camp Nurses operate on-call during the week. During weeks that our Basecamp program is running, camp nurses may be asked to work a few extra hours during the week due to the overnight component of those programs. You are welcome to hang out in your cabin, in the coffee shop, on the beach, or anywhere on property while the camp day is happening. We just ask that you stay on site with the radio we provide on and in range for you to be able to respond to any situation you might be needed.

Room/Board: All volunteers will be housed on-site in one of our private cabins for the duration of your stay at camp. Lodging will be available starting the Saturday before your camp week through the Saturday after your camp week. In addition to lodging, dinner will be provided in our dinning hall facilities during your week as well as a modest food stipend, of $200/week  that you can use to buy groceries.

FAQ

A: Yes! You are welcome to have someone stay with you during your week of camp. Let us know if you plan to have someone join you and we will be sure they are added to the dinner numbers in our dining hall.
A: Once you are accepted as a camp nurse, we will be in touch with a more full packing list. But Camp nurses are given t-shirts and a name tag so that you can always stand out.
A: Zephyr Point offers camp programs for youth graded 1st-12th grade, camp nurses primarily work with our elementary aged campers, but there may be times we have a questions with our older campers too.
A: Yes! The cabin has a kitchen with all the essential kitchen dishes, cooking ware and appliances.
A: Yes! We would love to help make your down time relaxing and fun. We just ask that the use of Zephyr Point amenities (such as a kayak) are used after camp hours and that it is preapproved by our Activities Coordinator.
PCUSA RAINBOW – Geneva Presbyterian Church At Zephyr Point Youth Camps, we aspire to create a sacred space where all campers can learn, grow, and thrive in a safe and inclusive environment. We welcome and celebrate the diverse identities and experiences of young people and strive to facilitate an equitable camp experience for youth of all gender identities or expressions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious or non-religious backgrounds, abilities or disabilities, and family compositions.