Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Summer Camps at Warren Memorial Introduce Teens to Healthcare Careers

Warren Memorial Hospital’s Camp M*E*D (Mentoring Everyone’s Dream) offers young people interested in healthcare a chance to get acquainted with different careers and learn new skills. This year’s Camp I for rising eighth and ninth graders will be held June 18-21, at the hospital. Camp II, designed to build on the experiences of the previous year's camp, will take place the following week, June 25-28. The hours for both camps will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The camp program helps students learn more about the variety of healthcare professions available. Camp I includes hands-on learning, group activities and games focused on clinical skills, equipment and technology demonstrations, and participating in an activity with residents of Lynn Care Center, the hospital’s nursing facility. Camp II gives Camp I graduates an opportunity to shadow staff in their areas of particular interest. Returning campers also participate in hands-on learning activities in a clinical training lab. While Camp II is usually designated for students who attended Camp I the previous summer, it is not limited to those students.

Both camps are free, but space is limited. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted for each session. Applications forms must be received by May 1, and those selected will be notified by May 20. Campers will be expected to attend a one-hour orientation session on June 13: Camp I orientation, 5-6 p.m., and Camp II orientation, 6-7 p.m. 

Applications for Warren County students who will enter the eighth or ninth grade in the fall are available in school guidance offices.  For more information about Camp M*E*D, call 636-0531.