This week I’ve received quite a few emails about summer camps, and I am starting to wish I’d meet the age requirements to attend. If I were the right age, I think my top pick would be Youth Nursing Explorer Camp, because I would love to learn how to suture pig’s feet and peform jello brain surgery. Below is some additional information that I received from Bon Secours.
Nursing Explorers Camp:
When: August 15 to August 19 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, every day)
Who : rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders who are interested in nursing or other medical professions
What: A hands-on, highly educational camp
Where: Bon Secours DePaul, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate, and Bon Secours Maryview will each host its own camp with 16 campers.
Activities: The day camp gives participants real-life experiences in hospital environment and is full of hands on activities including:
• learning CPR and first aid
• performing Jell-O Brain Surgery
• dissecting pig’s hearts
• suturing pig’s feet
• starting IVs
• using various medical equipment (to include but not limited to stethoscopes, suture needles, blood pressure cuffs, etc.)
Note: Campers will be responsible for their transportation to, and from camp each day. A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be served each day. Campers will be required to wear the camp scrub shirt they receive on the first day of camp each day.
If you have a child who may be interested in this program, please complete this online application.
Also, here is the link to the BSHR community website:
I hope this information is helpful!