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Summer Camp Health Coordinator

Job Title: Health Coordinator

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Status: Part-time Seasonal

Reports to: Program Director

Department: Camp

Revision Date: May 2024


The Camp Health Coordinator administers immediate first aid to those who are ill or injured or exposed to specific hazards at camp. This role assesses the medical and welfare needs of campers and staff, administer front-line first aid, inventory medical supplies, and maintain medical documentation in compliance with state regulations.  


Girls Inc. is the pre-eminent girls’ leadership organization equipping girls to reach their full potential. For nearly 160 years, Girls Inc. has been evolving with girls, supporting them to best meet the challenges and opportunities of the day and to envision and advocate for a more equitable and sustainable future.  

Our professionally trained staff and volunteers provide mentorship, safe spaces, and programming that address the unique challenges girls face and are proven to help girls succeed. We cultivate physically and emotionally safe environments where girls are encouraged to take risks, learn from experiences, and grow. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to push for change and we work with them to advocate for policies to overcome the social and systemic barriers that threaten their ability to succeed. 


  1. Care for the basic first aid needs of campers and staff throughout the camp day, and regularly document injuries and interactions in the First Aid Logbook. 

  1. Organize and maintain the health care logbook and administration of medication logbook according to State regulations, obtaining weekly medical signatures from the identified medical practice. 

  1. On a weekly basis, ensure that each camper’s parent/guardian has submitted the necessary medical forms, and inform office staff if documents are missing or incomplete. 

  1. Integrate information from Medication Authorizations and, when provided, doctor-authorized medication action plans, into Individual Care Plan (ICP) for each camper with an authorized medication. Secure required signatures for the ICP from the camper’s parent, followed by management, office staff, lifeguards, and the camper’s unit staff. 

  1. Compile copies of medical forms and medication for campers and staff that leave the grounds for field trips and collect all medications and supplies upon return. 

  1. Administer medication when appropriate according to camper’s Individual Care Plan. 

  1. Accurately prepare and submit Accident and Incident Reports promptly in accordance with Girls Inc. policies. 

  1. Maintain adequate inventory of medical and first aid supplies throughout the summer and notify program director one week in advance if additional supplies are needed. 

  1. Set up and maintain a clean and organized health service area. 

  1. Ensure that all medical supplies and medications are stored and secured according to state regulations. 

  1. Understand the daily schedule.  

  1. Work with other staff for the good of the children.  

  1. Guide the children in solving problems.  

  1. Perform other duties relevant to camp operations as defined by camp management.  

  1. Attends all mandatory meetings and training. 


Whether after school or during the school day, in person or virtually, Girls Inc. programs provide comprehensive and interactive leadership development to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to reach their full potential and the support to actively realize it. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming prepares girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also advocates for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls. 

  • Create Pro-girl, Affirming Environment: Physically and emotionally safe environments encourage girls to take risks, learn from experiences, and be their authentic selves. Trained staff and volunteers build mentoring relationships, serve as role models, and supply continual care and guidance to girls and their families.
  • Offer Evidence-Based Programming: Programming addresses all aspects of a girl’s life and has proven effective in developing the girl to be healthy physically and mentally, educated through academic enrichment and support, and independent through life skills.
  • Support Policy and Advocacy: Girls Inc. works with girls to advocate for equity and social justice, changing lives and culture by equipping participants to succeed as their most powerful selves and to be resilient leaders in their communities and beyond. We advocate especially for the needs of girls from low-income communities and those who may face discrimination because of their gender, race, religion, ethnicity, immigration status, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 


  1. Must be at least 21 years of age. 

  1. Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid. 

  1. Previous camp experience preferred. 

  1. Ability to follow and respect the leadership and instruction provided by the Program Director and work cooperatively with all camp staff and families. 

  1. Successfully complete the Medical Certification course provided by the Meriden Health Department. 

  1. Successfully complete Girls Inc of Central Connecticut on boarding and required pre-service training. 

  1. Desire to work with children and understand the developmental needs of youth. 

  1. Possess organizational skills, patience, maturity, and dependability. 

  1. Ability to communicate and work with groups of different age and developmental levels, and to provide necessary instruction to campers and staff in a clear and positive manner. 


  • Physical ability to get around camp property quickly.
  • Ability to walk and stand for hours at a time.
  • Physical activities may include but are not limited to climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, running, pulling, pushing, lifting, and talking.
  • Ability to withstand daily exposure to the elements, particularly sun and heat, as well as insects, etc.
  • Ability to lift and/or aid children of more than 50 lbs.
  • Potential exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids is possible.
  • Ability to act calmly and organized in an emergency. 

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