Resident Camp - Health Director

Barker, NY 14012, USA ● Gainesville, NY 14066, USA Req #11431
Monday, February 21, 2022

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York. As a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 program locations. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay - each year, more than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, which provides over $1.4 million in financial aid to those who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


The Y operates overnight camp programs at Camp Weona (Gainesville, NY) and at Camp Kenan (Barker, NY). The Health Director oversees the health and safety of campers and staff, provides supervision in the camp health center, and administers medications and first aid. Requirements: The Camp Health Director must possess current license/certification as an RN, LPN, EMT, NP, PA, or MD. This is a summer seasonal position.



This is a residential position where food and lodging are provided during hours of work. The work week follows the camper session which begins each Sunday and ends on Saturday with a 24 hour break in-between. Dates of employment include a week of training starting June 19, 2022, 5 weeks of program at Camp Weona, and an additional 4 weeks of program at Camp Kenan, concluding on August 27, 2022.



Complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara Family MasterKey Membership, discounted program fees, paid sick leave, training and leadership development opportunities, and an outstanding work environment. 



  1. Assesses each camper’s ability to participate in camp activities upon arrival.
  2. Determines the health status of campers and staff on a continuing basis.
  3. Provides competent first aid and emergency treatment for sudden illness and injury.
  4. Maintains procedures to prevent and control the spread of contagious disease in camp.
  5. Follows and enforces department protocol to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces.  Ensures PPE compliance.
  6. Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the program/work areas.
  7. Acts as overall supervisor of safety and sanitation throughout the camp.
  8. Maintains the medical records for all campers.
  9. Establishes a procedure for medical treatment.
  10. Reviews standing orders with the camp physician.
  11. Establishes a working relationship with each staff member.
  12. Establishes procedures and maintains quality control of the infirmary.
  13. Participates in pre-camp training and instructs staff on first-aid treatment and infirmary procedures.
  14. Provides instruction on proper health care to campers.
  15. Sets and maintains regular infirmary hours.
  16. Adheres to and properly executes emergency procedures.
  17. Participates in staff meetings.
  18. Facilitates fire drills during the first 48 hours of each camp session and maintains records.
  19. Conducts cabin, bathroom, and kitchen inspections regularly. Notifies management of problems immediately.
  20. Carries out other duties as assigned.



  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Must be a New York State licensed Registered Nurse, New York State licensed Practical Nurse, or Emergency Medical Technician.
  3. American Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR/AED certification is preferred and required before starting work at camp.
  4. Experience in emergency medical treatment situations.
  5. Experience working with children and adults.

Other details

  • Job Start Date Sunday, June 19, 2022
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