Essential Job Functions of the Camp Nurse

The Camp Nurse is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers and staff.

Interacts with Camp Summergold's electronic medical records system.

Work with the staff to Identify and organize an area to be recognized as the camp Health Center where medications are stored and campers can seek medical care if needed.

Maintains accurate and detailed daily medical records according to Nebraska and American Camp Association standards. 

Oversees First Aid procedures and supplies.

Accompanies campers and staff on out-of-camp trips.

Screens all campers (in the presence of their parent or guardian) on arrival at camp, verifying health history and medications. Verifies emergency authorization and contact information. Identifies any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases. 

Communicates directly with parents if health issues arise and keeps families updated on the status of their child’s recovery according to Camp Summergold's Medical Policy. 

Presents a staff orientation session focusing on health care, accident prevention, and risk management - ensuring that camp staff understand their responsibilites in camper health care and first aid. 

Camp Summergold prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or or any other protected class recognized by state or federal law.


  • Registered nurse (RN) with a license as required by state law.
  • CPR certified.
  • Current First aid certification and experience in first aid and emergency management.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Experience and desire to work with both children and adult illness/injury care.
  • Community health knowledge.

Physical Aspects of the Job: Ability to read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters. Maintain an accurate written record system. Observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the camp. Ability to communicate with parents, staff, and administration about camper health concerns.Possess endurance to meet emergency needs. Ability to drive to off-camp health provider, physician, or emergency treatment locations.

Important camp dates - 2018

Applications accepted until March 15, 2018

Please download and mail completed application to Camp Summergold, 2001 Sewell Street, Lincoln, NE  68502

Contact Director Judy Hart at or 402-474-2206 if you have questions.

April 1 - May 28 - Pre-camp health planning and health form reviewing with Directors

May 29 – June 1 - Staff orientation in Lincoln 

June 2 - Move to Aurora and continue staff orientation and camp set up.

Sunday, June 3 - Campers arrive

Sunday, June 10 - Campers depart

Post camp health assessments and reflection.