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Director of Health Services

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is seeking a Director of Health Services who will work alongside three Camp managers to run the day-to day ]-operation of Wolf Ridge’s Summer Camp and Family Camp programs, manage the Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders, schedule activities, assign dorm rooms, arrange for overnights, and work with outside groups. The team supports and mentors staff, assisting with behavior management and instructing classes as needed. Minimum age 21.

The Role

The Director of Health Services is a vital part of the director team. They provide leadership and guidance to staff and campers about the physical and emotional health of summer youth program participants. In addition, they provide basic first aid, support campers with special needs, transport campers for off-camp medical care, assist campers with the management of their medication, communicate with participant families about the health of campers, monitor medical supplies, promote healthy lifestyle habits for all staff and campers and assist in the daily management of the Wolf Ridge Summer Youth Programs and Trips.

Position Responsibilities

This position has four main responsibility areas: camper health, record keeping, health communication, and daily camp management.

Camper Health
  • Set up and breakdown of the health center
  • Ensure the health and safety of campers and staff
  • Collect and organize camper and staff medical forms
  • Collect and administer medications (prescribed and over-the-counter)
  • Providing first aid for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Attending to homesickness and dehydration
  • Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital or to medical appointments
  • On-call 24 hours, five to six days per week while camp is in session
Record Keeping
  • Maintain accurate and detailed health logs and incident reports
Health Communication
  • Communicate with parents/guardians
  • Keeping open communication with Camp Director
  • Communicating specific camper health needs (allergies, special diets) to appropriate staff
  • Communicate with local medics/hospital if needed
Daily Camp Management
  • Participate in camp activities and events
  • Assist in the implementation of staff training
  • Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications & Expectations

Directors at Wolf Ridge are resilient, take initiative, selfless, creative, high-energy, fun, nurturing, compassionate, and display a positive attitude. They care about children and want to share a passion for our environment with each of them. A camp job is can be challenging – think 14 hour days, five to six days a week – but directors are ready to work hard to meet those challenges. They’re also great role models, display that sense of selflessness, and always put the campers first. Most of all, directors are always focused on ensuring that the campers and staff have an amazing and memorable camp experience.

The Director of Health Services Must
  • Possess a current Emergency Medical Responder or Wilderness First Responder certification or higher is required
  • Possess a current CPR/AED certification
  • Possess a current driver’s license
  • Have a minimum of one year’s experience in providing health care for children
  • Friendly, happy, with a good sense of humor (laughter can be the best medicine)
  • Take the initiative to see problems, find solutions, and make recommendations as it relates to your area of responsibility
  • Responsible, detail-oriented, and hard-working
  • Be a minimum age 21

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Wages & Benefits

  • $370 per week, paid bi-weekly. Wolf Ridge provides room and board.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete an online application.

About Wolf Ridge

Established in 1971, Wolf Ridge was the first environmental learning center (ELC) in the country to be accredited as a K-12 school. We’re recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education.  Our experienced naturalists work with school groups looking for outdoor, hands-on learning. We offer over 50+ lessons that build awareness, curiosity, and sensitivity to the natural world. In the process, we promote self-awareness and leadership. Wolf Ridge operations are conducted on a 2,000-acre main campus in Finland, Minnesota with a 400-bed facility, along with a 68-acre Lake Superior campus just down the road.

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