General Information for Health Staff

Overview of Staff Health Care Positions
Blue Lake’s Health Services consists of a team of 20, including the Health Lodge Directors, Camp Nurses, and 15 certified Health Assistants.  The Health Staff is supervised by the Director of Health Services, and work with other staff to provide medical care to a camp population of over 6,000 youth, college-aged staff, and university/secondary teachers and their families. 

The Health Staff are specifically responsible for maintaining and operating all aspects of the Health Lodge.  Shift duties rotate equally through the health staff to supply consistent 24-hour care. In addition to giving basic first aid, supporting campers with special needs, transporting campers for off-camp medical care, and assisting campers with the management of their medication, the staff will share cleaning, laundry, inventory, and other duties as assigned.  Health Staff can expect a demanding but rewarding work opportunity that will provide invaluable experience for those continuing their education in medical fields.

For those who are interested, Health Staff members may also have the opportunity to broaden their artistic appreciation by participating in one staff musical ensemble, requesting private lesson instruction from faculty, and attending Blue Lake evening concerts (please see enclosed or inquire for more information). 

2019 Salary and Work Dates for Health Assistants:

Applicants must be available for the full work season listed below. Extended work dates for some positions are available to cover pre- and post-camp duties.  Please inquire on application.

Health Staff:       June 16 - August 18.  This includes 9 days of paid orientation. 

Room and board is included with all positions. Salary ranges from $1,825 - $2,750 and is based on years of college study and/or degree(s) earned, as well as level of certification and experience.

2019 Salary and Work Dates for Camp Nurses:

Salary for Camp Nurses starts at $1000 per session and all employees are eligible to receive scholarship aid toward the camp tuition of family members and are provided faculty housing and meals during their stay.  Commuter positions are also available for RNs who live locally.  Must provide current RN and BLS certification.  Camp and/or pediatric experience preferred, but not required. 

Camp Nurses:   

Session I              June 25 - July 7
Session II             July 9 - July 21
Session III            July 23 - August 4
Session IV           August 6 - August 18

Employee Background Checks

All employees of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp are required to complete two background checks during the employment process: a criminal records clearance and a central registry clearance (both through home state). Any fees associated with clearances are the responsibility of the applicant. More information will be presented during the interview.

Proof of Certification

Those applying for jobs which require proof of certification (Recreation Director, Camp Nurse, etc.) must have a photocopy of the certificate on file with the personnel department before an applicant will be considered for the position.  The date of expiration must be visible.