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Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center

Resident Camp Health Lodge Assistant (Summer 2024)

Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center


Job Summary

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Resident Camp Director, the Health Lodge Assistant is responsible for participating in the daily operations of the Health Center and cooperating with overall coordination of the health of the camp community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Be an appropriate role model for all campers & staff
  • Work with the Camp Directors and Camp Nurse to organize and prepare medication for campers
  • Work with Camp Nurse during sick calls
  • Maintain cleanliness of the Health Center
  • Count and record the total number of campers seen, the number referred, and the number spending the night
  • Communicate with Day and Resident Camp Directors about camper issues
  • Coordinate and ensure all campers have a current health form on file in the health lodge
  • Ensure that health forms are organized and prepared 1 week prior to each session
  • Prepare dietary needs for Dining Lodge 1 week prior to each session
  • Transport campers to and from the health lodge
  • Ensure Ouch Reports are sent home with injured campers
  • Order needed supplies for the health lodge
  • Be readily available to help in the health lodge
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Ensures that each guest and client has a pleasant experience and that their goals and purpose are adequately met
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Carry out all other tasks and objectives as assigned by the Resident Camp Director



Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve volunteers, guests, participants, and staff to create a culture of service

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Two years of college in a medical-related field required
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in a medical facility required

Certifications Required:

  • Before the start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first):  CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see; talk or hear; taste or smell. S/he must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. S/he may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. S/he must be able to walk and stand in an indoor or outdoor environment for extended periods of time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

Additional Information


Benefits package including generous paid time off for full-time staff

Participation in Y Retirement plan and 403 (b) savings account upon eligibility

Free membership at all 14 wellness center locations

Discounts on youth programs, summer camps, and sports instruction


How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 3, 2024
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/01/2024
  • Salary Range: Starting at $220.00 Daily Rate
  • Working Hours: Flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends