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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A limited number of spaces are still available for Camp Disaster, a four-day camp for rising ninth and tenth graders who have an interest in pursuing a career in allied health. Southeastern Community College will host the camp, which offers hands-on opportunities in medical laboratory technology, pharmacy, nursing simulation laboratory, CPR and first-aid training. The registration deadline is June 18.
The camp will meet Monday, July 9, through Thursday, July12, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a light breakfast and lunch to be provided daily.
The goal of this training is to develop an interest in health careers, foster this interest, and prepare students to succeed when they enroll in a health career program and subsequently work in an allied health career.
In addition to the topics listed above, campers will learn about various health care professions and how SCC can help them reach their goals with a career in allied health. They will use their new training in a mock disaster, in which emergency medical technicians, volunteers and faculty will artificially simulate a variety of injuries and will help students respond appropriately within the campers’ level of capability. They also will tour Columbus Regional Healthcare System and Columbus County Health Department.
Interested students must complete an application that includes an essay, a letter of recommendation from a counselor or science teacher, and a copy of their academic transcript with a “C” or better grade point average.
Funding for Camp Disaster is provided by the South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), which was created in 1973 and is one of nine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) under the North Carolina statewide AHEC Program that was established to attract, retain, and maintain high quality health care professionals in all areas of the state. SEAHEC is administered by the Health Sciences Foundation, Inc., an educational non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.
For more information about this camp or to obtain an application, contact Doris Joseph, director of Educational Talent Search, at (910) 642-7141, ext. 394 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also be available at local school guidance counselor offices.