North Florida Community College’s Allied Health department is pleased to announce its Health Scholars 2014 camp to be held July 7-10 at the NFCC Career and Technical Education Center and a second location at Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to 6th-9th grade students, the four-day camp explores healthcare topics and careers – nursing, science, fitness and nutrition – in engaging, fun and educational ways. Campers will enjoy games, team building exercises, skills training with human patient simulators, guest speakers and field trips to local healthcare facilities. NFCC registered nursing students and faculty will provide basic first aid skills and certification for first aid training to participants and share information on how to plan for a chosen career in health care, including what classes to take in high school and college.
The camp, sponsored by Big Bend AHEC, North Florida Rural Healthcare Workforce Development Network and NFCC Allied Health, is a great camp for young students interested in healthcare as a possible career or students who simply want to have fun while learning valuable information this summer. Cost to attend is $50 per student. This fee includes meals, snacks and consumables utilized in the skills lab. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 20 students who pre-register. Registration closes Monday, June 30. To pre-register or for additional information, contact Denise Bell, NFCC Community Education, at (850) 973-9481 or email BellD@nfcc.edu.