INA, Ill. (April 24, 2014) – There is no better way to explore careers in healthcare, and experience what they are like, than with Rend Lake College’s two-day Discovery Camp.
This eye-opening opportunity is returning to RLC in August and is designed for seventh-grade students on up to high school seniors who show interest in a career in the healthcare industry.
The first day of the camp is Aug. 5. It’s a full day on the RLC Ina campus where students learn about different careers through hands-on activities, presentations, and videos. Some of the fields highlighted include Emergency Medical Services, Radiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Occupational Therapy, and Mental Health.
Aug. 6 - day two of the camp - will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at a local hospital. Campers will receive a tour and valuable advice on career planning from healthcare professionals. The tour and advice will give students first-hand experience about a number of careers and the workplace in the local area.
Discovery Camp is free! Thanks to a partnership between RLC and the South Central Illinois Allied Health Education Center (SCI-AHEC) Network, students can explore careers at no cost, pick up a free Discovery Camp tee-shirt and enjoy a complimentary lunch on both days. Transportation will also be provided from local drop-off locations. Parents who wish to attend the camp alongside their son or daughter are welcome to do so.