Seeking a Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience
We have a 10-year-old son who wears an insulin pump to manage his diabetes. (He's been pumping for 4 years, during which time he's used several different pumps.) For the second consecutive summer, our son will be attending a seven week sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York (just north of Saratoga Springs and Lake George). The camp is a leading camp in the U.S. -- however, it is not a diabetes camp. We are currently looking for a full-time male who can serve as a general counselor in our son's group at camp, while simultaneously serving as a "shadow" for him.
The position runs from mid-June through late August (including orientation). We successfully filled this position last summer and have a lot of positive experience to share.
Our son is a keen athlete who plays elite level ice hockey, and loves basketball, baseball, etc. He tests his blood glucose levels frequently (10+ times per day) to maintain his activity level and keep good control. He determines his insulin bolus requirements via carb counting while always factoring in his activity levels.
The ideal candidate must be at least 19 years old, hardworking, and extremely responsible. The person must enjoy working with kids, love sports, and have a desire to work at a summer camp. The person must have knowledge of diabetes and how to manage it. A candidate that already wears an insulin pump would be ideal (D-Tron or any leading brand), but is not a mandatory requirement. For example, we will consider a candidate who may have a sibling with diabetes.
In addition to this camp counselor position being a good summer job opportunity, it is also an excellent networking opportunity for a candidate considering a career in the pharmaceutical or medical devices -- particularly related to diabetes. The child for whom the counselor is being recruited is the son of Robert Oringer. Robert was the former owner and President of Can-Am Care Corporation, a former Director of Inverness Medical Technology, and a current Director and advisor to a number of diabetes related companies.
For additional background on the camp itself, you can visit: www.campecholake.com
To Learn More or Apply:
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can e-mail your resume to us, or call us to talk:
Robert or Marla Oringer
Tel: 514-217-9363 (Marla's Cell)
Tel: 514-737-5251 (Robert's Office)
Posted February 22, 2004
Last Updated: Wednesday March 10, 2004 09:50:52
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