Health Center Administrator (Head Nurse)

Hebron, New Hampshire 03241


  • Part time
  • $Competitive. Includes room, board and travel/per month

Job Description

Camp Wicosuta is a traditional four-week sleepaway camp for girls in New Hampshire. We are looking for a Health Center Administrator to run our Health Center.  We have 300 girls at camp and a staff of 170.  

The head nurse is:
1)     A vital member of the leadership staff of Camp Wicosuta
2)     Currently an RN license in NH or a compact state
3)     A supervisor of other staff members including general nurses, med nurse, health center assistant
  • Communicate with health center staff before they arrive at camp to introduce self & answer questions
  • With health center staff, run health center information session during orientation
  • Collect staff medications
  • Review camper/staff medical forms
  • Contact parent as necessary to follow up on concerns and/or questions
  • Place opening health center order
  • Direct the opening setup and on-going maintenance of health center
Health Center
  • Manage supplies and budget (with help of Wico directors)
  • Create on-call & daily schedules for staff
  • Share pertinent info from cabinet meetings with health center staff
  • Maintain on-line camper medical logs with help of staff. 
  • Maintain written health files on every camper & staff member
    • Review previous summer’s health files as needed
    • Store current health files at the end of the season
  • Manage flow of sick-call
  • Manage health check of all staff & campers on arrival days
  • Direct close of camp regarding equipment, activity area, evaluations, etc
Staff Supervision
  • Organize & plan health center orientation with help of directors
  • Welcome staff—and orient them to camp (show them their room, give them a tour, make sure they have what they need)
  • With health center staff, plan health center general orientation for all staff
  • Provide daily & as needed feedback to staff in regard to safety, policies, etc.
  • Provide 2 reviews and 1 touch-base to each staff member throughout the summer (4 week staff have 1 touch base & 1 review)
  • Create schedule of regular meetings with health center staff 
  • Attend (with all health center staff) weekly staff meetings
  • With health center staff, provide Wico staff with information about outside health care
Additional responsibilities:
  • Take the lead on parent communication
  • Share as much information as possible with directors & head counselors when pertinent
  • Advise camp of any community-wide health concerns
  • Collaborate with Plymouth Pediatrics and other outside providers
  • Make sure at least one nurse is present at all camp activities (if not more) for coverage
  • Attend cabinet meetings at 7:30AM every morning
  • Meet regularly with Corey
  • Assist with opening and closing day of camp – transportation, camper and counselor pick up/drop off and other duties as assigned (check-in, parking lot)
  • Generate and share ideas for camp improvement (staffing, equipment, planning, etc.) with directors.

About Meltzer

Founded in 1920, Camp Wicosuta is a traditional four-week sleep away camp for girls in Hebron, New Hampshire that offers two sessions.  Our philosophy is based on providing the “3 C’s”: Confidence, Competence & Community.  We teach these skills in a physically and emotionally safe community in which our campers are challenged to move past their self-set limits.

Our health center is made up of a seasonal team of six people: a head nurse, two general nurses, a medication nurse, student nurse and health center administrator.  We have a nurse practitioner on staff for weekends and work closely with our local pediatrician who sees campers regularly.

Location: Wicosuta is located at the foothills of the White Mountains in Hebron, NH on beautiful Newfound Lake.  Our campus is situation on 90 acres-- we use 30 of them.  We are surrounded by mountains and trees.


  • Active license in good standing—preferably in a compact state.
  • Pre-Camp
  • Participate in 10 day orientation and prep period
  • Collect staff medications
  • Review camper/staff medical forms
  • Contact parent as necessary to follow up on concerns and/or questions


  • Camper & staff health check-ins
  • Distribute (with staff) regular medications at bfast, lunch, dinner & before bed
  • See and treat campers & counselor as needed (during sick call as well as in emergencies)
  • Maintain on-line camper medical logs
  • Communicate per camp guidelines with parents & counselors
  • Accompany campers to off-site appointments (MD, PT, etc.)

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in all-camp activities when possible
  • Generate and share ideas for camp improvement (staffing, equipment, planning, etc.) with directors.
  • Maintain camp-appropriate dress at all times
  • Work collaboratively

Job benefits:

  • On-site room, board and staff uniform (8 t-shirts) included
  • Competitive salary plus travel and completion bonus
  • Night-time use of tennis courts, pool and staff lounge
  • Collaboration with an experienced team of nurses from a variety of backgrounds

Season: June 13-August 17.  June 13-July 19

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