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Camp Med offers look at healthcare

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:20 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital and Northwest Illinois AHEC Network will offer a four-day health science camp, Camp Med, for students entering grades 6-8 in the 2014-15 school year who are interested in healthcare.

The camp will be held at Perry Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9-12. Camp Med gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of health careers, experience hands on activities and meet healthcare professionals.

Students will learn about the following health careers: nursing, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation, respiratory, pharmacy, orthopedics, emergency care, surgery, plant operations, technology and dietary. Students will participate in hands on activities such as reading X-rays, lab testing, splinting and casting, reading vital signs and rehabilitation exercises.

Camp Med costs $20 per student and includes a daily lunch. For more information or an application, contact Kyle Burrows at 815-876-2252. Registration is due by Monday.

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