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These Atlanta-area summer camps are hiring nurses

For nurses who are used to working inside at a hospital, doctor's office or similar environment, a summer camp job can be a welcome change in the routine. You'll get to work with children and spend time in a beautiful setting while providing care and communicating with parents.

Here are a few summer camps in or near Atlanta that have job openings for nurses this year:

ExploreCamp Kesem

This nationwide community hosts free summer camps for kids who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. It's led by college students and has 116 chapters in 42 states, including ones at Atlanta University CenterEast Atlanta and the University of Georgia.

Camp Kesem locations hire nurses as independent contractors and sometimes agree to reimburse travel expenses. Nurses are responsible for ensuring the well-being and safety of campers and staff members must hold a license or temporary license to practice in the state where the camp is located. You'll need to be a Nurse Practitioner, RN or LVN.

ExploreCamp Timber Ridge

Located in Mableton, Camp Timber Ridge is operated by the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. The outdoor education camp is on 220 acres and features swimming, canoeing, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts and more.

If you're a nurse or health assistant at one of these camps, you'll need to be able to walk between two and five miles a day, sometimes going over rough and uneven terrain.

ExploreCamp Southern Ground

Founded by Zac Brown of the Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band, this Fayetteville camp is held on a 411-acre property. It's designed to help kids spend time in nature while making new friends, meeting people different from themselves and eating healthy food.

Nurses are expected to be a current RN or LVN in Georgia, be at least 21 years old and be CPR- and first-aid certified.

YMCA Camp High Harbour

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta operates Camp High Harbour sessions at Lake Allatoona as well as Lake Burton. Water sports are offered, of course, with some camps emphasizing adventurous experiences such as whitewater rafting and a ropes course.

Nurses must be licensed as RNs as required by Georgia state law, be CPR- and first-aid certified, have experience in first aid and emergency management and want to work with kids and young adults.

Magnolia Farm Summer Day Camp

This Alpharetta camp offers activities such as horseback riding, archery, caring for farm animals, creek exploration and more.

Nurses must be age 21 and over and have at least two years of experience working as a school, camp or pediatric nurse. You'll also need to have experience administering and tracking medications and be CPR- and first-aid certified.

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