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Summer Nurses

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Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium are looking for Summer Staff!

A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes life in an instant. For affected children and families, it can suddenly feel like everything is about cancer.

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium (merged in 2020) offers a different journey, where kids with cancer can just be kids, and families connect with a community of strength and support when they need it the most.

So much more than a summer camp—we offer the social cure for childhood cancer. Our camp-inspired programs deliver fun, friendship, and community to children and families at no cost to them year-round, all across Ontario.

Cancer changes a child’s life. So does camp. And so can you. Learn more at

Summer 2021 – OVERNIGHT CAMP

Summer Nurse

(contract June 23rd to September 2nd)

$8,000 – $9,000 for the term of the contract

While 2020 was full of unexpected challenges, our new organization moved forward, inspired by our vision of reaching every child and family affected by childhood cancer across Ontario. We are developing plans to deliver modified in-person overnight camp programs this summer at Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake and Ooch Muskoka, leveraging pandemic protocols including social distancing, use of PPE, and plenty of time outdoors. We’re getting ready for a life-changing summer of adventure, fun, and safety!

Would you like to be part of our amazing medical team this summer? We are now accepting applications for experienced Summer Nurses.

In response to COVID-19, Camp will look a little different this summer. At our overnight sites, Trillium Rainbow Lake and Ooch Muskoka, we will be offering modified five-day Family Retreats where parents/guardians, patients and siblings will all attend camp together. This will allow each household to “bubble” while taking part in special camp traditions and activities, supported by a core group of program and medical staff.

We are looking for a dynamic nurse to work at each overnight site and support the sessional medical teams. The successful candidate will enhance the medical teams’ function and weekly transition by being a consistent presence and medical support to the oncologist and nurses. As a member of the summer staff team, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate, personable, diplomatic, adaptable, and able to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Position Specific Responsibilities Include:

Assessments and Treatments

Review of health information received from participants, staff and volunteers.
Assist with initial first-day assessment of participants (campers and parents).
Provide general first aid and triage to participants. Assessment of injuries and illness and provision of treatment to campers, staff and volunteers.
Provide oncology-specific care under the direction of the on-site physician if applicable.
Appropriate documentation in camper, staff and volunteer treatment records, medication records, accident/incident reports.
Medication Administration
Preparation of medication administration records and administration of medications as appropriate.
Administration of over the counter medications.
Administration of epi-pen or other similar devices in the case of anaphylaxis.
Support the year-round Nurse Coordinator to maintain adequate medications and supplied in the Medical Centre.
Health Promotion
Assisting in facilitation of on-site volunteer and medical training.
Daily health promotion with staff, volunteers and campers regarding sun safety, healthy sleep habits, healthy eating, and hydration.
Visits and participation in program areas; monitoring for sun safety, hand hygiene etc.
Other Responsibilities
Maintain clean and well-stocked first aid kits, and daily medical equipment inspection.
Support in maintaining adequate medications and supplies in the Medical Centre
Support weekly medical teams in staff transitions.
Participate in the daily operations (inventory, general camp cleanliness, laundry, safety inspections, on-call rotations).
Respond to all major land and water emergencies (mock and actual) and participate in debriefs.
As well as the above, the General Care Nurse will maintain client confidentiality. The General Care Nurse will use skills, knowledge and judgement while practicing within their scope of practice deemed by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The nurse will provide quality care within camping guidelines set out by the Ontario Camps Association and the Children’s Oncology Camping Association.
Skills & Qualifications:

Our Summer Nurses must have:

Current Registration with College of Nurses of Ontario (temporary license and Registered Practical Nurses considered).
Current CPR (HCP) level C & First Aid.
Paediatric experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and foster positive relationships within a team.
Benefical Skills & Experience:

Registered Nurse (RN).
APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification.
Valid driver’s license.
Prior camp experience.
This position requires living at the Ooch Muskoka or Rainbow Lake campsite for the duration of the contract (June to August as well as available for spring training where applicable), with room and board provided. In consideration of the population Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.

To view more information on our summer staff roles, please visit

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at Please indicate in the subject line “Application for Summer Nurse” and in your email please indicate if you have a strong preference of location: Rainbow Lake (Waterford, ON) or Ooch Muskoka (Rosseau, ON).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Upon request, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium will provide to applicants with disabilities, accommodations that take into account the applicants’ accessibility needs, in order to facilitate participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages.

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