Camp Health Officer

YMCA Storer Camps has been serving youth and families for over 100 years.
Camp Description
YMCA Storer Camps offers educational programs, character development and team building services to youth and adults through our three core programs: Outdoor Environmental Education, Summer Overnight Camp, and Specialty Programs & Group Retreats. Located in southeast Michigan on 1,200 acres surrounding Stony Lake, our 15 unique ecosystems provide a natural learning environment for campers, students, teachers and families year round.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director and keeping with the goals and mission of YMCA Storer Camps, the CHO will provide health, safety, and general medical services in accordance with camp standing orders. They will maintain records, dispense medication and respond to emergencies.


A CHO may be a Registered Nurse (R.N.), Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.), Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.), or meet the State of Michigan and American Camping Association requirements. These requirements include Advanced First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR for adult, child and infant, and AED (training provided). The CHO must be committed to the mission of the YMCA. He/she must have excellent judgment, communication and organizational skills, confidence and willingness to interact in a positive manner with campers, coworkers and guests, flexibility, and patience. He/she must be a service-oriented problem solver.

Essential Functions

·         Work within guidelines and maintain compliance with Michigan camp licensing regulations, American Camping Association standards, and generally accepted standards of care and practices outlined in the Standing Orders.

·         Provide basic emergency (first response) health care for guests and staff.

·         Dispense medications in a timely and safe fashion, demonstrating knowledge and competency of over-the-counter and prescription medications.

·         Maintain accurate health records and log books.

·         Maintain cleanliness and order in the Health Center(s). This includes but is not limited to laundry, mopping, sorting lost and found items, deep cleaning of all surfaces and equipment, and restocking supplies.

·         Maintain and distribute first aid supplies and equipment.

·         Interpret and enforce all camp policies, rules and regulations.

·         Maintain security of medications, records, and confidentiality of patient’s medical conditions.

·         Facilitate staff and guest awareness of unsafe and at-risk behaviors and conditions.

·         Ability to work in a high stress, fast paced environment, while maintaining order of the health center providing competent, caring service.

·         Process Incident Reports and State of Michigan forms.

·         Maintain up-to-date Camp Health Officer certifications.

·         Respond to emergencies on camp.

·         Assume other duties that enhance the camp program and the experience of guests.


The Health Officer is part of a staff team that will work together to provide quality camping programs in an environment that fulfills the YMCA’s mission and Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. In addition, this team will also be accountable for working in a manner that will ensure the financial stability, which allows for future growth and development. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to plan, lead and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

There has never been a better time to join the YMCA of Greater Toledo! Our employees enjoy a diverse and inclusive environment and the opportunity to do cause-driven work to impact our communities through: helping kids succeed in school, helping people improve health and well-being, and bringing people together. If you are interested and have the skills and desire to make a difference, please continue by completing the application. Thank you for your interest in our Y!