Nature and Scope
Day Camp program happens in many locations with terrain varying from flat to hilly. Program often requires movement from one activity area to another, involving some distances. Girls are placed in units by age level and then broken into smaller groups to plan and carry out program. Each day is different. Program is flexible and must be creative. This position requires the ability to work continuously with children and adults eight hours a day, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
The Camp Health Director is responsible for the health and safety of all campers. She is responsible for interpreting, practicing, and enforcing all health and safety policies and procedures.
The Camp Health Director:
1. Is responsible for implementing the GSGWM Health Care Plan and for complying with all ACA standards, State regulations, and Girl Scout standards.
2. Must be available to campers and staff at regularly scheduled hours of each day and for camps overnight.
3. Gives first aid and nursing care in all cases of illness and accident as directed by physician.
A. Calls physician when necessary.
B. Calls parents as directed by Camp Director.
C. Accompanies camper or staff on trips to hospital or physician, as determined by director.
4. Must maintain all records required.
A. Checks in all campers and staff.
B. Collects and reviews all medical cards and prepares health information for staff and each bus monitor.
C. Maintains accurate medication and treatment records.
D. Fills out all accident reports and insurance reports in a timely manner.
5. Serves as a member of the crisis team.
A. Helps to develop and implement risk and crisis management plans.
B. Participates in emergency practice drills.
6. Is responsible for the education of staff and campers in emergency prevention and sanitation and general health concerns.
A. Prepares first aid kits for units, waterfront, vehicles, trips and other areas as needed.
B. Instructs campers and staff in health and safety education.
C. Inspects camp on a regular basis for safety and sanitary hazards and reports these to the Camp Director.
7. Orders necessary equipment and supplies before and during camp.
8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.
- Will have completed Orientation to Girl Scouting and Girl Scout Leadership Essentials Training.
- Participate in all staff trainings.
The Camp Health Director is responsible to the Camp Director, who provides training, ongoing supervision, and the materials and tools to carry out the delegated responsibilities.