Wheeler Summer Camp Nurse

Staff / Full-Time

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Title:               Camp Nurse

Reports to: Health Supervisor/ Assistant Director 

Wheeler Summer’s philosophy is all about giving campers an opportunity to be active in an outdoor environment, explore new things, have fun, build confidence, and make long-lasting friendships! 

Our Summer Camp programs, for children ages 3 to 15, feature a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who are curious to explore have a choice of our two-week-long Specialty Camps in athletics, arts, and enrichment directed by highly qualified organizations and our wonderful Wheeler faculty. Our Specialty Camps are full-day programs that include a half-day of Specialty Camp and a half-day of Traditional Camp. Swim lessons take place for campers in both programs. Wheeler summer will also offer a few specialized programs this summer that are full-day programs.

Position Purpose: 

The onsite registered nurse will be scheduled to work 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday, while summer camp is in session. The position will assist with health visits, emergencies, injuries, and illness management at camp. This nurse would work in collaboration with two other nurses in the health center. 

Health Responsibilities: 

  • Administer routine medications and treatment to campers and staff. 
  • Ensure the health and safety of all children and staff while promoting health practices. 
  • Document all injuries, illnesses, and care rendered in electronic health records and maintain health records per camp policies and procedures. 
  • Stock and prepare first aid kits for various on site locations. 
  • Collaborate closely with other registered nurses that encompass the Health Team at camp. 
  • Provide first aid care to injured campers and staff. 
  • Maintain inventory of health supplies and materials. 
  • Contact families of ill or injured campers and update them as necessary. 
  • Interact with campers, families, and staff to resolve safety related issues and answer questions as needed. 
  • Serve as a medical and mental health emergency responder. 
  • Ensure a calm, caring, welcoming environment for campers and staff in the health center. 
  • Maintain an awareness of diversity and cultural values, beliefs, and priorities when providing care to campers and staff. 
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of health information. 
  • Assist with duties assigned by the Health Supervisor. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Camp Director or Camp Administration.


  • The qualified candidate must be physically able to participate in activities and make informed and sound judgements, particularly around safety under a variety of circumstances. 
  • Possess excellent communication skills, resourcefulness, and capability of working with minimal supervision and always demonstrates a high level of professionalism. 
  • A minimum of one year nursing experience in a community setting required
  • No camp experience required but highly preferred
  • BLS CPR/AED/FA certification required
  • Must be a MA state licensed registered Nurse (RN) with pediatric training preferred. 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 

Staff Orientation: June 7-9

Camp hours: 8:15am-4:15 pm Monday through Friday with some exceptions

This is a seasonal position that is exempt from overtime and benefits. 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Danielle Levya, Camp Director at daniellelevya@wheelerschool.org and Bea Furtado, Health, Wellness & Outreach Manager, at beafurtado@wheelerschool.org . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Wheeler Summer Camps is and operated by Wheeler School, Inc. To apply, fill out the application

Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency At Wheeler:
We actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, believing that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further our community’s overall diversity and cultural competency through hiring.

The Wheeler School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. To learn more about Wheeler, please visit www.wheelerschool.org and our Careers page here.

About The Wheeler School:

Founded in 1889 by visionary artist and educator Mary C. Wheeler, The Wheeler School is an N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students from throughout Greater Providence and Greater Boston. Wheeler’s mission, “to learn our powers and be answerable for their use,” is incorporated into our classrooms, athletic fields, art studios, and STEAM labs, as students are encouraged to think deeply and explore the world on and beyond our two campuses in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island and our 120-acre farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Across Wheeler’s campuses and grades, dedicated faculty and staff identify students’ learning path and passions, challenging and supporting them in pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and personal growth. Our graduates are prepared for college and life as creative, ethical, and engaged global citizens. Wheeler is also home to The Hamilton School, where skilled faculty meet students’ learning differences with the individualized instruction that leads to success.

The Wheeler School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender