For Camp Nurse at a Multicultural Residential Summer Camp with
separate girls-only, boys-only, and blended sessions for children
Ages 7 - 15!
June 11 – August 5, 2017 (for 1-8 weeks during that period)
Camp Kupugani is a multicultural residential summer camp focusing on diversity and
communication skills in a fun atmosphere. We unite children of diverse backgrounds, and
provide them with essential skills to empower themselves and build community in an
increasingly diverse society. Children from ages seven to fifteen participate in a two- or fourweek
session of our unique summer camp. While typical summer camps are relatively
homogeneous and do not challenge campers to stray from their comfort zones, ours focuses on
addressing issues of difference and on building self-esteem and community. The children enjoy
a fun, challenging camp experience, including activities like rock climbing, river walking,
canoeing, playing under waterfalls, and night hikes under the stars, and special team building
activities and games so that fun and personal growth coincide.
We are looking for a dynamic, warm, exuberant, experienced person who is
passionate about our vision. The Camp Nurse will participate in an orientation
with a camp director, followed by our multicultural residential summer camp
program in Leaf River, IL (less than two hours west of Chicago).
Stocking First Aid supplies in the Health Center and all areas of camp and controlling their
Safeguarding the campers’ prescription medications
Administering the medications at the prescribed dosages and hours
Completing insurance forms
Supervising and maintaining the Center’s housekeeping standard. If necessary, a staff member
can be provided to assist in the housekeeping of the Health Center.
The Camp Nurse can expect the Camp administration to provide whatever necessary
equipment and supplies may be needed for the nurse and the Health Center.
The Camp Nurse is expected to be present at the registration of the camp session to check in
and file the incoming health forms, record individual problems and note medications.
Nursing care consists of evaluating and treating campers’ 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.
The Camp Nurse must be licensed, and be currently registered, or have reciprocity, to practice in
the state of Illinois.
The Camp Nurse should relate well to groups of young people and enjoy outdoor activity, fresh air,
and beautiful scenery!
Experience and temperament should have prepared the nurse to function independently and accept
the responsibility of the camp health care program.
The preferred compensation is, for each two weeks' nurse service, to offer a full tuition waiver
exchange ($1950 value) for a child ages 7-15 whom the nurse would like to have at camp.
Alternatively, pay is $800 per two-week session, from June 12 – 25 (girls camp), June 26 – July 9
(girls camp), July 10 – July 23 (blended camp), or July 24 – August 6 (boys camp); it is also possible
to do a one-week stay as nurse. Room and Board is provided, plus Worker’s Compensation
Insurance, and liability insurance. It is strongly recommended that the Camp Nurse also retain
personal Medical Malpractice insurance. The Nurse is provided private quarters in the camp’s
newest building, the Health Center. (If space is available, and the nurse wishes to have an additional
child attend, we will regard the application giving some due consideration of camper tuition against
salary. Need-based scholarship assistance is also available (to all campers).)
Please e-mail Kevin Gordon at email@example.com or call 815-713-4110 to get an application.
Location: A beautiful summer home
Nestled within 120 acres of lush forests, Camp Kupugani multicultural summer camp resides at beautiful
Camp White Eagle alongside the Leaf River in northwestern Illinois. A mere two-hour drive from
Chicago, this intimate setting makes for an ideal environment to develop life-skills, meet new friends and
enjoy an active outdoor environment. The Camp comprises nature’s finest, including woods, trails, a
swimming pool, rock climbing walls, game fields, and a 5-acre lake for swimming, a waterfall, water
games, and almost a mile of canoeing through the property. Since 1951, Camp White Eagle: certified by
the American Camping association, has provided for children a secure summer camp environment that
encourages the discovery of self and a sense of wonder in the natural world.
The Camp Kupugani Mission
“Kupugani” is a Zulu concept meaning “to raise oneself up.” The fundamental point of Camp
Kupugani is—in a residential camp setting—to expose children of varied backgrounds and ethnicities
to each other. Living, playing, and working together are the best teachers of instilling bonds of
friendship and trust. They represent an important step towards breaking down societal barriers that
prevent positive interaction. Camp Kupugani provides a safe atmosphere where children are
individually empowered via enhancing their communication skills and engaging in community
building. By way of carefully selected program activities, we bestow upon them the tools to
maximize their potential, free of the sometimes-limiting restrictions of school and predisposed social
patterns. At Camp Kupugani, kids have fun while changing their world.
For more information, feel free to visit our website at www.campkupugani.com, e-mail Kevin
Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kevin at 815-713-4110.
The pay in terms of dollars is comparable to that of most area summer camps, and must be
considered in addition to many benefits which this job offers - such as room and board, and most
importantly, a wonderful experience working with children and youth; a beautiful, healthy
working environment; opportunities for play and regeneration; and a supportive, harmonious
atmosphere. The campers and staff are typically respectful, well behaved and balanced and
generally come from loving homes. Aside from the nursing duties, the Camp Nurse is welcome
to participate in all facets of the camp program—or relax and enjoy camp when off duty.
I. Administer and Direct Camp Health Care Program
Provide health care for campers and staff
Attention to routine needs
Response in accident or emergency
II. Check and supply all camp First Aid kits:
III. Present safety and health rules to staff during orientation and/or distribute as necessary
Work with staff on registration days (and before camp if needed) to check in health forms
and campers' meds -- screen and assess.
IV. Speak to campers at opening orientation each session.
V. Control medications
Use labeled brown envelopes to pass Rx meds at prescribed times - related to meal times.
Collect med envelopes after each meal (in box in dining hall) for re-use during campers’
VI. Keep administrators advised of major or incipient health or behavior problems
VII. Maintain regular clinic hours for campers' treatment
VIII. Maintain Health Center
Stock linens, paper towels, bathroom tissue, paper cups, etc.
Bag used bedding for laundry (camp will launder)
Keep beds ready for emergencies
Stock First Aid supplies and monitor outflow
Report maintenance needs
IX. Be available for emergency care
X. Participate in camp life!
There is direct communication to lines in and out of the camp; ambulance services on call within
10 minutes; physician on call 24 hours per day; major hospital within 25 minutes.
Ensure each camper has on file a health history and examination form, as required
Set up system for health screening for arriving campers
Set up a system for responding to special dietary requirements and coordinate with the
Food Service Supervisor
Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival
Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily
medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and
utilizing approved standing orders
Coordinate coverage of the health center
Post hours for daily medications and health call
Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community,
secure transportation for such appointments (with camp administration)
Check and issue and keep First aid kits appropriately stocked
Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk management assessment
Prepare a summary and evaluating of the camp season including inventories, and make
recommendations for the following season
Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications
that would create more healthful conditions in the camp
These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other
duties may be assigned as required
Ability, certification to drive to doctor or emergency treatment locations
Ability to read prescriptions and health exams from physicians
Physical ability to get to remote locations on camp quickly
Oral and Audio ability to use phone and emergency communication devices
Ability to observe and assess unsanitary or unhealthy conditions of camp