Camp Nurse
Hawthorne Valley

Spend your summer on a Biodynamic Farm in Upstate New York!

Explore the forests, mountains, and vibrant local towns of the Hudson Valley on your time off!

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Camp Nurse

Hawthorne Valley
Ghent, New York
$1,300.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 4 months. (Jun 13, 2023)

Hawthorne Valley Farm Summer Camp (ages 8-16) has a one to four-week opportunity for a nurse (RN or LPN) at our unique Farm Camp in the heart of the Hudson Valley!

Spend your summer with us on our 900-acre Biodynamic farm in Upstate New York! At our camps, you will grow personally and professionally, enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals, experience farm life, and help children and teens have a camp experience they’ll never forget! 

Camp Nurse Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the medical needs of 72 campers ages 8 to 16, and 20 staff per session of camp. This includes our day camp and residential camps.
  • Ensures compliance with the Columbia County Department of Health camp health regulations.
  • Overnight presence on campus, and availability for medical needs that may arise.
  • Dispensing medicines, performing first aid, daily sick calls.
  • Maintaining all medical records and documentation on campers and staff.
  • Liaison to camper parents.
  • Accompanying campers/staff to doctors when needed.
  • Provide a nurturing and responsive environment to campers, guests, and other staff members.
  • Help to ensure the smooth operations of the daily needs of the camp by being flexible and attentive to details.
  • Support the Camp Director, Camp Managers and counselors with upholding all camp medical protocols.
  • Support Campers’ behavioral, health, and emotional well-being.

All Hawthorne Valley Summer Camp staff must be committed to fostering an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for both campers and fellow staff members.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), with current license in New York State, with current CPR/AED certification
  • Experience working with children ages 8 to 16 is a plus
  • Nurturing personality able to work with all age groups and needs, including homesickness.
  • A good work ethic with an ability to be flexible, and work as a team member with all age groups.
  • Strong time management, communication, organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Strong assessment skills and some knowledge of homeopathic medicines is a plus
  • Ability to live on campus in a private room for the duration of the session.
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • New nurse graduates are encouraged to apply


  • Staff Training: June 12 - 23, 2023 (these dates can be flexible for the right candidate)
  • Applicants can select to work for one, two, three, or four weeks at camp. 
    • June 25th – 30th - Session 1 
    • July 2nd – 14th - Session 2
    • July 16th – 21st - Session 3


  • $1,300 per week plus a private room and all organic meals. 

Please note: Our available housing cannot accommodate partners, children, or pets. 

Camp placement is available for children of summer camp nurses and can be considered as a benefit in lieu of salary in most cases.

How to Apply

To apply for the Summer Camp Nurse Position, please send a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three work references (preferably employers who have seen you working with children) to Joe Harris, Summer Camp Co-Director at

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