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Summer Health Aide

We are actively hiring nurses and health aides for the summer of 2023 at our summer camp in Northern Wisconsin.

Compensation for these positions:
  • Competitive summer salary. Range is from $2500 - $4000 for the summer depending on experience and certifications.
  • Food and Lodging
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Certifications and Trainings
Please only apply if you are interested in a summer seasonal position working with kids and are willing to relocate to Northern Wisconsin from June - August.

Who We Are
North Star Camp is a residential boys summer camp located in Hayward, Wisconsin. Every summer, approximately 200 campers come to the shores of Spider Lake to make new friends, learn new skills, grow as individuals and make memories that last a lifetime. Our incredible staff come from all over the world to create a nurturing and fun environment. We are actively hiring great role models who are energetic, collaborative and hard working to join the team for this summer. Ready to make a difference and have the best summer of your life? We’d love to have you apply!

The Role In A Nutshell
We’re looking for a Health Aide to join the health team for the summer. Our campers and staff are super active throughout the day, sometimes resulting in a need for medical assistance. Many of our camp community members also have ongoing medical needs, medications or health issues that require attention by medical professionals. This role starts June 7 and runs through August 13 at our summer camp in Hayward, Wisconsin. We are able to offer internship credit/clinical hours for this position. 

A Typical Day (even though there’s no such thing as a typical day at camp...)
  • Cultivate relationships with campers, staff and other health team members to facilitate positive relationships within the camp community
  • Preside over three daily health checks and be on call for medical assistance, performing first aid as necessary
  • Coordinate and dispense medication during meals and before bedtime
  • Help administer COVID-19 tests at the beginning of the two camp sessions and as needed throughout the summer
  • Keep detailed inpatient records and log entries for anyone who visits the health center
  • Provide a pleasant experience for all patients, offering comfort and reassurance
  • Communicate with camper parents to inform them of treatment and status updates
  • Advise camp directors of any urgent health center related matters
  • Ensure health center has sufficient supplies and order inventory as necessary
  • Prepare and replenish first aid kits 
  • Share health issues, medications, and allergies with trip staff prior to offsite departures
  • Clean and sanitize the health center, including sweeping/mopping floors and making beds 

This Job Might Be For You If:
  • You love providing care with a smile. When campers get sick or have a boo-boo, their parents aren’t around to calm them. but that’s where you come in. You’ll need to revise your bedside manner for camp -- “campfire manner” -- but the result is the same: happy campers. 
  • You’re a good communicator. You’ll need to adapt your communication style to the appropriate audience - an 8 year old camper, a concerned parent or our camp director. The health and safety of our camp community is the number one concern, so keeping all parties informed is critical.
  • You have great attention to detail. Between ensuring campers receive the correct medication at the proper time to logging any and all details about a health center visit, we need someone who won’t let anything fall through the cracks.
  • You’re calm under pressure. Campers can get spooked when a benign injury looks worse than it is, so it’s important that you can provide a calming presence while also providing care safely and effectively. 
  • You’re a team player. Our health center is made up of a small but mighty team of medical professionals, so you won’t have to do it all alone. It’d be a camp cliche to say you’ll sit around singing Kumbaya at night, but everything runs smoother if everyone on the health team is willing to pitch in and lend a helping hand.
  • You love working with kids. Thinking about a career in pediatrics? You will get incredible hands-on experience this summer working with kids of all ages and backgrounds.

Perks Of The Job
  • A competitive salary
  • Room and board (3 meals a day and snacks at night) for the entire summer
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • A beautiful camp surrounded by a stunning waterfront
  • New friendships and memories that will last a lifetime
  • All the s’mores you can imagine

  • Current student studying nursing, medicine, or other health related fields or individuals with certifications including CNA, LPN, WFR or other advanced first aid certifications.