ESF Camps

  • Camp Nurse

    Job Location US-NJ-Lawrenceville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at The Lawrenceville School
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A camp Nurse ensures the health and safety of all on-site campers, team members and visitors. The Nurse also obtains and maintains health records and documents required by ESF, state agencies and accreditation agencies in addition to providing basic first aid, administering medications and responding to emergencies as necessary

    ESF is hiring 30+ Nurses to work across our 15 locations from mid-June through mid-August! Join our mission-driven team for a fun, safe and rewarding summer. Make a positive impact on children while receiving comprehensive training, professional development, resume building and networking opportunities. ESF offers competitive compensation, discounted camp tuition for children of team members, CEU credits, flexible schedules and an employee referral program consisting of bonuses and ESF gear!


    What will you do all summer (in addition to keeping your campers and fellow team members safe and healthy)? A Nurse is responsible for:

    • Collecting and maintaining health forms for campers and team members
    • Reviewing, storing and administering camper medication; ensuring compliance with ESF standards, policies, guidelines and procedures
    • Overseeing the health and safety of campers and team members participating in camp activities

    Monitoring, evaluating and following appropriate ESF health and safety procedures

    Position Objective/Purpose

    ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children who believe in ESF’s mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.

    Position Scope Factors

    Oversee the health and safety for all campers (ages 3 – 16), team members and visitors from mid-June through mid-August.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Provide care to campers and team members as needed and within guidelines set by ESF, camp licensing requirements, nurse license requirements and any other applicable licensing organization
    • Collect, review and upload health forms for campers and team members
    • Receive, store and administer camper medication; ensure compliance with ESF standards, policies and procedures
    • Ensure the health and safety of campers and team members participating in all camp activities
    • Maintain Nurse’s log for all camper visits and calls
    • Input logs and other requisite health information into CRM/camper database (upload, scan and print documents as needed)
    • Review the following week’s medical rosters with Directors and prepare fanny packs
    • Evaluate and follow ESF health and safety procedures; communicate these policies to colleagues and camp families
    • Educate team members on health and safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: basic first aid, epi-pen and rescue inhaler administration
    • Respond to parents/guardians and team members regarding their medical questions
    • Inform camper’s parents/guardians of any medications or snacks that need to be replenished
    • Serve as a key resource for emergency response procedures
    • Manage camp Nurse’s office/area; ensure the office/area is clean, organized and well-maintained
    • Maintain supply inventory; order medical supplies as necessary
    • Work effectively and collaborate with co-workers including other on-site Nurses, the Nursing Director at Headquarters office, Site Director, leadership team and on-call Medical Doctor
    • Complete assigned paperwork
    • Participate in ESF pre-camp trainings and opening activities
    • Exhibit ESF core values at all times and adhere to all company policies
    • Other responsibilities as assigned
    • Have fun

    Position Competencies for Success

    • Understand and support the mission of the organization
    • Commit to the growth and development of youth
    • Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
    • Be responsible, reliable and safe
    • Always have a positive, can-do attitude
    • Be patient, caring and creative
    • Produce consistent, high-quality work
    • Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
    • Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
    • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    • Pediatric  nursing  experience  required
    • Proven success working with children and young adults with medical conditions, including but not limited to; food allergies, diabetes, seizure disorders, etc.
    • Proven success in working with children and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to use CRM database

    Certification Requirements

    • Valid license as a professional Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    • BLS/CPR/AED certification
    • First Aid certification preferred
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred

    Education Requirements

    • A certificate or diploma from an accredited nursing or training program [i.e. an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) certificate] is required

    Reporting Relationships

    • Reports directly to and takes direction from Site Director regarding daily camp operations
    • Also reports to and takes direction from the Director of Nursing and Camp Medical Doctor regarding on-site nursing practices

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position
    • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
    • Work inside the Nurse’s office upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
    • Must have the physical capability to see (near and far), bend, kneel and carry individuals during emergency situations
    • Respond to emergency situations (indoors and outdoors) which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
    • Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions – responsibilities listed above


    * This Job Description is subject to change at any time.



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