Students Can Explore Medical Careers Through Summer Day Camp Program

posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in General

Could your middle school age student be a future nurse? Perhaps a budding physical therapist or pharmacist? Students entering sixth through eighth grades will have an opportunity to explore medical careers through a fun program provided through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County and Spencer Hospital.

Clay County Extension is offering several special youth programs throughout the summer, known as SpIn programs which is an abbreviation for “special interests” classes. SpIn programs range from horticulture, film-making and photography, to robotics, medicine, fashion and more.  The targeted age group varies depending on the program topic. The program being offered on opportunities in medicine is geared towards preteens and young teens.

“We’re excited Clay County Extension invited us to be a part of this program as it will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about the various opportunities in medicine and have some fun along the way,” commented Susan Zulk, Vice President of Marketing & Fund Development at Spencer Hospital.

The SpIn “Explore Medicine” day camp is Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Spencer Hospital. Medical topics which will be explored throughout the three-day camp include pharmacy, nursing, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, surgery, emergency medicine and more.  The format includes classroom time, experiments and tours.

Class size is a minimum of six students and a maximum of 15. The program is free and participants do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Summer registration is available on the Clay County Extension website.  For more information, please call 712-262-2264.