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Camp Nurse

Status: We will not be hiring a camp nurse for summer 2021.

Canada/USA Mathcamp is a residential academic summer camp for talented high school students. Each year, we hire a Registered Nurse (preferred) or Licensed Practical Nurse for a part-time position to serve as our Camp Nurse.

Since Mathcamp 2021 is virtual, we will not be hiring a camp nurse this year.

To learn about hiring in a typical year at camp, read on.


This is an ideal role for a local school/university nurse who wants to keep working during the summer. The on-campus hours are a minimum of two hours per day (typically 8am - 10am), Monday through Saturday. When not on-campus, we ask that you are available for phone consultations to advise our staff if any incidents develop.

The camp nurse is the healthcare professional for our population of 120 students (ages 13 - 18) and 30 staff (adults of all ages, all 18+), providing adjunctive care while the students and staff are away from their primary care providers. The camp nurse will:

  • Review each student's health record before they arrive at camp (in June); verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the camp directors of any medical conditions that require special attention.
  • Attend staff training before the summer to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues
  • Be on-site at least 2 hours/day, including a window in the morning (for any students taking medications). The specific hours are flexible based on your needs and the program's needs, and can be fully arranged ahead of time.
  • Organize and supervise the regular administration of daily medications.
  • Assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries that come up.
  • When not on-site, remain on-call to advise staff for any other issues.
  • Decide when participants should be seen at Urgent Care or the hospital, and monitor their progress and after-care regime when they return.

The pay will be $25/hour for an LPN and $30/hour for an RN. Your expected hours would be: 4 hours for reviewing medical records; 6 hours for staff training and orientation; and 2 or more hours/day for 30 program days (60 hours), for a minimum of $1750 (LPN) or $2100 (RN) base salary. Additional time (whether on-site or by responding to calls by phone) will be compensated at the same rate.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your interest in working at Mathcamp!