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Cornell Cooperative Extension Hidden Valley Summer Camp Health Director - Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins Glen, New York

The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building.

The summer camp Health Director is needed to respond to emergencies and carry out programs of health and safety throughout the summer. Health Director is required to live on camp propertywhile camp is in session.

Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, cold, rain, sun, and other varying weather conditions, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.


Health Manager may apply for one week or for multiple weeks. The Health Director is required to live on camp property* while camp is in session.*

2021 Camp weeks are:

Week 1: July 4 to 9

Week 2: July 11 to 16

Week 3: July 18 to 23

Week 4: July 25 to 30

Week 5: August 1 to 6

Week 6: August 8 to 13

The summer camp season includes participation of mandatory camp staff training that are available online for camp health management staff. The Health Manager position begins on Sunday at 11:00 am and ends at 5:30 pm on Friday evening. It includes the health check for all campers upon arrival and the review of health paperwork.

Essential Functions

  • Follow the New York State Department of Health Safety plan & ACA guidelines for camp staff and campers

  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of written plan

  • Follow and assist in the implementation of the Communicable Disease Plan in cooperation with Schuyler County Public Health when necessary.

  • Review all camper health records prior to camper arriving at Camp

  • Prepare special health needs alert and make certain that appropriate staff are aware of camper specific needs, i.e., bedwetting, all allergies, and camper medication schedule.

  • Follow-up with prescribing medical professional when questions or concerns arise over medication (prescription or over the counter)

  • Keep in contact with parent over health issues, as appropriate

  • Assist the Camp team with a camper who is homesick

  • Accept and record all medications on arrival day from parent and return medications to parent on pick up day of camper

  • Keep all medications locked in the Health Director office

  • Follow medication disposal plan for any medication not picked up by parent

  • Record and report all admissions of the infirmary

  • Live on site Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon

  • Administer and record all medications and treatments according to physician’s orders

  • Check on first aid kits for emergency use by all camp staff and re-stock kits with missing supplies.

  • Physically assess all camper’s health status upon arrival at camp

  • Train Camp Counselor Staff to perform health checks in privacy upon cabin check in.

  • Maintain all records of camper’s and staff (hospital visits, Doctor visits, medication, injuries, dietary habits)

  • Assist in the training of staff on all health and safety procedures

  • Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers.

  • Enforce regulations in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan, approved by the NYS Department of Health

  • Follow all guidelines and recommendation for ACA accreditation.

  • Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience.

  • Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.

  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents.

  • Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.

  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.

  • Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.

  • Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.

  • Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.

  • Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.

  • Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.

  • Aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.

  • Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.

  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Required Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Physician’s Assistant or Medical Doctor and licensed to practice in the State of New York.

  • Current First Aid, Responding to Emergencies (RTE) & CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Experience working with youth.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Manager, entire camp staff, campers and camp families.

  • Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style.

  • Ability to get to remote locations on camp property over rough terrain.

Salary and Benefit Details

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.
  • Attach a Cover Letter.
  • Attach names and contact information of at least 3 References.

Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:Applying for a Job (External Candidate)


Contact Mel Schroeder at

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Nurse


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Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

  • Posted 10 Days Ago
  • Full time
  • WDR-00024904