Typical Day for a Medical Volunteer

A Day In the Life of a Medical Volunteer

There is no typical day at camp for nurses or others on the medical team assigned to a cabin, covering The Depot or assisting with special treatments. Regardless of the day, we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll have fun, learn something new about the campers, and perfect your camp dancing skills.

The Depot, our medical center, is staffed 24/7 by a rotating schedule broken into 3 time periods with a nurse sleeping in the Depot overnight available to the camper cabin needs. There is also an MD on call at night for any medical concerns or emergency response required.

When not performing medical duties, our goal is for the medical team to have fun at Roundup River Ranch.

We follow a set schedule each day that includes:

  • Medication Distribution: Routine medications are distributed to each nurse’s assigned cabin of 10-12 campers in the cookhouse before, during and sometimes right after the meals. Medications at bedtime are distributed in the cabin before cabin chat. Medications outside of meal times may be distributed by the nurses in the cabin, the activity areas or right before going up on stage (we find them).  
  • 7:30 a.m.: Early Elk. Kick off the camp day with early morning camp activities. 
  • 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, and lots of camp dancing.
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Morning activities. Medical volunteer support activities, providing medical support at horses, challenge course, boating, and other activities as needed, staff The Depot, or float between activities to see campers in action. 
  • 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and medication distribution.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Feet off the Floor Time – even medical volunteers need a rest during the day to prepare for a full afternoon of fun. Lectures by other medical volunteers are sometimes offered.
  • 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.: Afternoon activities start and are supported again by a medical volunteer.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner, medical distribution, and even more camp dancing.
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Evening Programs, which include campfires, camp games, Stage Night, Carnival Night, and more time to dress up and have fun with campers.

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