Camp Nurse

Camp Harbor View’s work is focused on providing opportunity to some of Boston’s most historically marginalized communities. We believe that by working together with the families in our program we will make progress in overcoming many of the barriers of systemic inequity and advancing educational and economic parity. We strive to build a staff and board that is reflective of the communities that we serve. 

Camp Nurse (Seasonal)
Reports to: Operations Manager
Location: Camp Harbor View, Long Island, Boston MA (ferry transportation provided) 
Hours: Seasonal, Full-Time; June 27, 2022 – August 26, 2022; 8:15 am to 4:45 pm


We are currently recruiting for Camp Nurses to work at Camp Harbor View located on Long Island in Boston, MA. Long Island is situated in Quincy Bay, in the middle of Boston Harbor. Our day camp serves middle school-aged youth living in Boston. The camp nurse’s primary responsibility is to manage the general health and safety for the camp, including first aid and care for all campers and staff, medication administration, and record keeping.

  • Collect, retain and review the health records of campers and staff as required by the MA Department of Health summer camp regulations prior to each camp session to ensure physicals are dated within 18 months and all necessary immunizations are recorded;
  • Train appropriate camp staff in the administration of medication as needed, including, but not limited to, off-site trips;
  • Train all staff in camp-specific health policies and procedures;
  • Communicate all health needs to the appropriate staff, including dietary restrictions, medication administration times, and conditions which require careful attention, such as asthma, allergies, and diabetes;
  • Provide care to campers who go to the health center following an injury or showing signs of illness;
  • Communicate with families when a child appears ill at camp or sustains an injury that may require additional attention;
  • Manage documentation for all health care visits, meeting standards set by the MA Department of Public Health, including all administration of medications and care provided to campers;
  • Communicate with the Aquatics Director to ensure that all care given at the pool is documented with the health center;
  • Create first aid kits to be distributed to each program area and all buildings and vehicles, regularly reviewing the contents refilling as necessary;
  • Arrange for emergency transportation as needed;
  • Manage the organization and inventory of the health center, creating and using systems that track supply usage, needs, and camper/staff visits;
  • Collaborate with the Youth and Family Services team to refer campers to outside resources as needed;
  • Communicate with the Health Care Consultant as needed;
  • Support the development and growth of a positive camp culture by providing additional support to campers and colleaguges as needed and at community-wide events, including, but not limited to, performances, lunch, and the ferry; and
  • Other duties that support the Camp Harbor View community as specified by the Operations Manager and other year-round leadership.
  • 18+ years of age;
  • Current Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant;
  • Current Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid certifications required;
  • Experience working in a camp or school setting preferred;
  • Experience working in pediatric medicine preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required;
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please send resume and cover letter to Danielle Halderman.