Indian Hills hosting summer health camps for youth
OTTUMWA — With the goal of sparking or strengthening an interest in a possible healthcare career in kids, Indian Hills Community College’s Health Occupations division will hold youth summer camps in June and July.
“We live in a part of the state where it is difficult to recruit healthcare practitioners,” Lori Reeves of the college’s Rural Health Education Center, said. “For this reason, it is important for us to ‘grow our own’ from individuals who are already a part of our communities. Starting with kids is a logical solution.”
Reeves said three one-day camps will be offered.
Health Careers Camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 is for students who have just completed fifth and sixth grades. They will have the opportunity to explore various health careers through hands-on with instructors from IHCC’s health occupation programs, participating in interactive activities that will introduce the campers to a variety of professions.
Students just finishing third or fourth grade are invited to a Health Exploration Day Camp that will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 2. In this camp, students will be exposed to a variety of health topics and health careers.
In Junior Medical School, seventh and eighth graders will get the opportunity to practice a variety of simulated medical procedures just like a doctor, EMT, nurse or other healthcare practitioner. The camp is slated for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10.
All camps are $25, which includes lunch.
For more information or to receive a registration form for the camps, contact Reeves at 641-683-5337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.