INA, Ill. (May 9, 2014) – One of the best ways to learn about a career in healthcare is to jump in and get first-hand experience. That’s what Rend Lake College’s Discovery Camp does for students in seventh grade through high school during the two-day summer program.
The camp begins Aug. 5 on the Ina campus with hands-on activities, presentations, and videos on a number of different careers. Some of the careers discussed include Emergency Medical Services, Radiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Occupational Therapy, and Mental Health.
Campers will then go to a local hospital for day two of the camp on Aug. 6. Hospital officials will give tours and valuable advice to the campers from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Transportation will be provided from local drop-off locations both days. Parents who wish to attend the camp alongside their son or daughter are welcome to do so.
Discovery Camp is free, thanks to a partnership between RLC and the South Central Illinois Allied Health Education Center (SCI-AHEC) Network, and will register campers until enrollment is full. A Discovery Camp T-shirt is also included with complimentary lunch on both days.