SAU to host health careers camp for junior-high students


DAVENPORT — This summer, St. Ambrose University is offering Health Careers Adventure Camp, July 20-24, which will allow students entering seventh or eighth grade to experience the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians.

The weeklong camp will feature daily activities in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, social work, exercise science, chiropractic and dentistry. With St. Ambrose health sciences students serving as camp counselors, campers will learn how to check vital signs, perform CPR, take health assessments, and choose healthy behaviors for themselves. In addition, they will travel to clinics throughout the area and have the opportunity to job-shadow professionals in two different areas of health care.

Camp runs Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campers may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 a.m., and supervision will be provided until 5 p.m. Cost to attend the weeklong camp is $35, and includes on-site pre- and post-program supervision, a polo shirt and team bag, daily snack and lunch, transportation, and program costs. Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch and cover all but $15 of the cost. The registration form and instructions may be found at

To register or for more information, contact Professor of Occupational Therapy Christine Urish at (563) 333-6281 or, or go to         


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