Camp Hale Nurse

Sandwich, NH

At United South End Settlements (USES), we offer programs that support the whole family in achieving economic mobility. We help parents and caregivers develop their own capacity to reach their goals, increase their income and assets, and connect with new networks of people through One-on-One Coaching combined with opportunities for personal development through Family Mobility programming. We provide quality education and enrichment opportunities for children and youth that foster personal development and social-emotional skills such as perseverance, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving – Early Childhood Education, club48 out of school time programming, and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We believe that as families increase their income and assets, become more resilient, and connect to a diverse network, they and their children are more likely to develop the necessary skills to disrupt the cycle of poverty.  

Established in 1900, Camp Hale is a sleepaway summer camp for Boston-area youth ages 6 to 17 years old to experience a range of outdoor activities in the scenic environment of Squam Lake, located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Camp Hale transforms youth into resilient leaders as they discover the wonders of nature, build a diverse community, and embrace challenging experiences. We operate on the belief that all youth benefit from opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and development. The goal is for campers to leave with an enhanced sense of well-being, improved social skills, and awareness of personal potential. 

As United South End Settlements celebrates its 130th year and beyond, we are reaffirming our founding vision of an inclusive community where neighbors from all walks of life work together so that all can thrive while implementing a bold, new model designed to promote economic mobility and social capital to break the generational cycle of poverty. 


Under the supervision of the Operations Director, the Camp Nurse(s) manage the Camp infirmary by providing healthcare to campers and staff. They are also responsible for maintaining accurate medical records of campers and staff members and regularly reviewing and updating camp healthcare policies.  

Summer 2024 Camp Staff must be available from June 1 to August 20.  

The location of this job is in Center Sandwich, NH. Camp Hale provides private room and board.  

What You’ll Do 

  • Provide Primary Medical Care 
    • Conduct pre-camp health screenings and maintain camper health records. 
    • Assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries, including administering first aid and medications. 
    • Manage chronic health conditions for campers with special needs. 
    • Collaborate with external healthcare providers when necessary, and adhering to stand orders provided by our local healthcare partnership 
    • Ensure adherence to all immunization requirements and emergency protocols. 
  • Promote Health and Safety 
    • Educate campers and staff on hygiene, safe camp practices, and communicable diseases. 
    • Conduct health and safety inspections of facilities and equipment. 
    • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for campers and staff. 
  • Maintain Accurate Documentation 
    • Document all medical encounters, including assessments, treatments, and medications administered. 
    • Maintain detailed health records for each camper.  
    • Prepare reports and submit required documentation to relevant authorities. 
    • Follow ACA regulation as it pertains to health and safety.  
  • Build Positive Relationships 
    • Communicate effectively with campers, staff, and parents/guardians regarding health concerns. 
    • Foster a trusting and supportive environment where campers feel comfortable seeking medical attention. 
    • Collaborate with Camp leadership and other staff to ensure a seamless and coordinated approach to health and safety.  

What We’re Looking For 

  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state of New Hampshire.  
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in nursing preferred.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • Flexible and adaptable to the demands of the camp environment.  
  • Positive and enthusiastic with a passion for children’s health and safety.  
  • Familiarity with American Camping Association (ACA) regulations and standards for health and safety is a plus.  

What You’ll Love 

  • Newly renovated, updated lodging, free meals and certifications in addition to base compensation 
  • A competitive stipend for the summer season ranges from $13,000-$14,000, depending on experience.  
  • Making a difference! As the camp nurse, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of every camper, allowing them to have a safe and unforgettable summer experience.  
  • Embrace the Outdoors: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while working in a vibrant camp setting.  


Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal at All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission.