Fresh Air Fund Summer Jobs


The Fresh Air Fund is hiring Summer Camp Nurses and Nursing Assistants for an experience of a lifetime at The Fund’s sleepaway camps in Fishkill, New York and in Harriman State Park, New York.

If you (or your friends) are licensed as a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State, we are looking for you! In addition, a graduate of a Nursing Program who plans to take the New York State Board of Nursing Exam by September 1st may also qualify.

Step outside your comfort zone and take a new look at the direction of your career in the nursing profession! 

My journey with The Fresh Air Fund began 20 plus years ago. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I packed my car, traveled 720 miles, and started a career that taught me about different cultures and lifestyles and gave me an opportunity to work with amazing people.

Everything is better at camp. The stars are brighter. The trees are taller. The grass is softer, and the air is cleaner. No job is more fulfilling than making a positive, fun, safe, experience for children.

Susie Powers, Health and Safety Director & Senior Camp Nurse

Nurses are responsible for all health-related care of campers and staff. Duties include:

  • Medication distribution
  • Health education teaching and maintenance
  • Emergency care
  • Referrals to camp doctor
  • Nursing care of campers and staff requiring short-term bed rest
  • Communication of pertinent medical information to The Fund office and parents
  • Maintaining medical records and logs


Camp Nursing Staff work in camp health centers and reside in private rooms.

About Us

Since its founding in 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit youth development organization, has provided summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children. Fund camps provide free outdoor recreational and educational activities to children from New York City’s underserved communities.

The Fresh Air Fund camps on Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, N.Y. are located on more than 2,000 acres of spectacular wilderness property with lakes and trails in Dutchess County.

The Fund’s Camp Junior in Harriman State Park, N.Y. in Orange County provides New York City children with opportunities to be engaged in outdoor adventures, broaden their horizons and gain skills and self-confidence. Camp Junior is named in memory of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a victim of gang violence.