Our camp medics are responsible for leadership and guidance in health, hygiene and safety precautions, as well as responding to injuries or illnesses. Wilderness First Responder or higher level training is required, for which the camp may be able to reimburse fees. With our small size, and proximity to health clinics in Mora and hospitals in Las Vegas or Taos, our resident medics will also take on program responsibilities. We also welcome full or part time help from camp nurse, PA or MD.
 Collect, organize and dispense all medications campers bring to camp
 Oversee health and hygiene procedures at camp in coordination with camp
 Coordinate camp response to illness and injury, in consultation with camp
director. Serve as first responder, provide instruction to other staff, and consult
with medical professionals offsite of camp as necessary
 Maintain detailed and accurate health log, “SOAP” reports of every medical
event, including collecting notes from other staff and reporting to Camp Director
 Before camp, coordinate with camp director to insure first aid supplies are in
good order and present at camp
 Maintain first aid treatment center, and pack first aid kits for excursions
 Attend, lead, and participate in meeting for worship
 Attend staff meetings regularly and relay information to other staff not present;
contribute as necessary
 Participate in the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of all
 Prepare written evaluation at the end of the summer following the guidelines
provided by the camp director
 Serve as program and/or kitchen staff, as time permits. Most days your medic
duties will only be a small part of your job, but you must be prepared to act
when needed
 Other duties as assigned

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Medical


 Minimum of 21 years of age
 High school graduate, some college preferred, or equivalent experience
 Experience significant to working with children and providing medical care in a
camp setting, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) level or higher medical training
 Familiarity and compatibility with Quaker values

Required Skills:

Good written and verbal communication in English; attention to detail and organization; ability to navigate over uneven outdoor terrain, sleep in yurt/tent; flexibility and confidence balancing multiple priorities; ability to follow physician instructions carefully and dispense routine medication under directions; leadership and team work skills

Preferred Skills:

Prior experience at summer camp, backcountry education, or similar environment; prior experience as camp medic or similar; ability to lift up to 40 lbs; enthusiasm for living and contributing to community

About Mountain Friends Camp

Mountain Friends Camp is a residential, co-ed camp affiliated with Intermountain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for youth ages 10-15. At camp, everyone takes responsibility for the well being of the community, from deciding on “norms” to washing dishes to making sure that everyone is having fun. We live simply and in harmony with the natural environment and have a great time exploring, learning and sharing.
We welcome campers and staff members from diverse religious, geographic, racial, gender, ability, and economic backgrounds, and staff should be prepared to actively engage with differences and challenge assumptions. Please reflect on what it takes to create a community based around Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and stewardship, and your preparedness to handle challenges, hard work and very limited personal time. Thank you in advance for your energy, creativity and service!

Application Instructions

Visit mountainfriendscamp.org for online application. Questions and resumes may be sent to [email protected]