Students to explore health careers

Two campers from Health Science Adventure Camp in 2011 learn about pharmacy at the University of Iowa. They are compounding materials to make hand lotion.

DAVENPORT — This summer, St. Ambrose University is offering seventh- and eighth-grade students the opportunity to explore health care careers in a unique day camp format. Health Careers Adventure Camp, July 23-27, will allow students to experience the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians.
Campers will be supervised by faculty and students currently enrolled in the health sciences education programs. Job shadow opportunities in different health care professions, disability awareness and diversity training also will be part of the camp experience.
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. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. Pre-registration is required.
Cost to attend the weeklong camp is $150 by July 10 ($175, after that date), and includes on-site pre- and post-program supervision, a shirt and team bag, daily snack and lunch, transportation, and program costs. A limited number of scholarships are available at the discounted rate of $35 for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
To request an application or for more information, contact Professor of Occupational Therapy Christine Urish at (563) 333-6277 or, or go to

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