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YMCA of Greater Boston Outdoor Camp Nurse in Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Job Description

Who are our Camp Nurses? We are looking for our next great nurse to join us for a summer of fun here at Camp Ponkapoag in the Blue Hills reservation in Canton. This position will provide health care for all camper/staff and manage all aspects of our infirmary. With a great support team behind you and the local hospital within 10 minutes of our camp, this position is ideal for those looking to make the most of their summer here at beautiful Camp Ponkapoag!


  • Keeps safety of campers as the first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional well-being with campers, parents and other camp personnel at all times.

  • By personal example, helps interpret the quality of YMCA values to campers, parents and staff. Must be a positive role model.

  • Keeps daily attendance records of the infirmary and stays alert to staff and camper needs.

  • Dispense medications at proper times

  • Ensure health and safety of campers and staff.

  • Communication of specific camper health concerns (allergies, special diets) to staff

  • First aid for minor injuries

  • Medical record keeping

  • Liaising with local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies

  • Communicate with parents on an as needed basis

  • Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital

  • Participate in camp activities and events

  • Great for school nurses and nurses with children who want to enjoy camp!



  • RN or LPN degree

  • ER and/or pediatric unit experience preferred, but not required


  • Flexible--ability to adapt to different environments and schedules

  • Team player who is responsible and hard-working

  • Good bedside manner, friendly and personable

  • Strong assessment abilities

  • Prior experience with children (does not have to be in a medical capacity)

  • Willing to obtain appropriate state licensure