Ends on June 30, 2019

Position Title:  Health Director
Supervisor: Camp Manager
Compensation: $140-$160/day depending on credentials and experience with Caldera

  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                 Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: The Health Director is responsible for providing medical and preventative care to all campers and staff during training and camp sessions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Submit standing orders to local physician for approval and clarification
  • Evaluate and treat minor camper and staff injuries and illnesses
  • Keep a log of Health Center visits and detailed accident/incident reports
  • Give preventative advice to youth advocates and other camp staff
  • Identify health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention and initiate appropriate next steps
  • Maintain and manage distribution of First Aid supplies in the Health Center and all areas of camp
  • Safeguard campers’ prescription medications
  • Administer medications (along with additional adult at all times) at prescribed doses and hours
  • Complete necessary insurance forms
  • Provide training for staff in preventative health care both for themselves and campers, rules and guidelines for the health care program, and a youth worker’s approach to the treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Provide a written list of campers with minor to major health issues (i.e. severe allergies, asthma, anxiety medications, etc.)
  • Review Health History Forms prior to camper arrival
  • Conduct camper and staff intakes
  • Provide a written list of camper/staff dietary restrictions to Camp Manager
  • Respond immediately to accidents or emergencies
  • Maintain regular clinic hours for campers’ treatment, and be on-call during all other hours
  • Prepare and maintain first-aid kits for daily outings
  • Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at camp
  • Make nurse’s cabin available to campers who need an alternate sleeping arrangement due to illness, behavioral issues, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities: 

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session
  • Communication with parents/guardians of campers regarding medications, medical treatment or emergencies as needed

Example daily schedule:
7:30 a.m. – Medications  
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast  
9:00 a.m.–Noon –  Art/Adventure rotations for youth
Noon –  Medications
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:00–6:00 p.m. –  Free time and Art/Adventure rotations for youth
6:00 p.m. – Medications
6:15 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening activities and campfire
9:15 p.m. – Possible sick campers, late Meds, follow-up


  • Licensed and currently registered as a LPN, RN, EMT, or have reciprocity, to practice in the state of Oregon (please attach proof of registration)
  • A Nurse Graduate who passed the NCLX prior to the beginning of the June season will be qualified and considered for the position (please attach proof)
  • Ability to discreetly and effectively handle information of a confidential or sensitive nature
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 25% Sitting, 50% Standing, 20% Walking, 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.