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YMCA of Greater Rochester Camp Nurse - Camp Cory in Penn Yan, New York

Camp Nurse - Camp Cory

Penn Yan, NY (


This is a Seasonal Position


Under direction of the Executive Director, the Camp Nurse is responsible evaluating the health needs of the campers and staff. Nurses must be able to organize medication distribution and make sure that paperwork corresponds. Camp nurse is also responsible for the evaluation of injuries and providing appropriate care when needed. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Rochester is conveyed.

We are excited to share that camp tuition for the children of our Camp Nurses is included as part of the overall compensation package. This means that up to three dependent children of our nurses can enjoy the enriching experience of our camp at no additional cost.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • To qualify for this benefit, children must be dependents of the Camp Nurse.

  • The limit is set to three children per Camp Nurse.


  • Responsible for the supervision of campers and staff within the infirmary.

  • Keep accurate, detailed records of incident reports and other necessary documentation.

  • Provide a safe environment and program for all participants.

  • Is familiar with and carries out emergency procedures, building rules and regulations.

  • Attend all required trainings and meetings.

  • Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance to campers in daily living skills, with special attention to: Camper personal interactions with respect to others; Camper participation in all camp activities; Camper personal growth, self-confidence and independence.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  • Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.

  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology associated with the job.


  • Must be at least 25 years of age.

  • Current NYS Nursing Certification (RN or LPN).

  • Must have experience with camp and working with children.

  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer required; certifications must be valid/current before the first day of staff training and throughout the duration of your seasonal employment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Person must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA.


  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and transport equipment from one location to another.

  • Ability to visibly observe children.

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.

  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.

  • Ability to hear distress signals even when distracted by noise and activity.

  • Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound decisions even when distracted by noise and activity.

  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity.

  • Observe and promote safety and security procedures.

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