Camp Gets Kids Excited About Health Careers

For three days in June, 19 middle and high school students from the Mid-Shore region went to camp at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. During their experience, the young scientists learned about careers in health care.

Adventures in Health Science was led by Sherry Councell, BSN, RN, HSMI, Shore Health System’s Nurse Support Program Specialist, Cindy Slacum from the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and Tom Hudson and Sharon Pahlman from the Talbot County and Caroline County 4-H programs run by the University of Maryland.

The camp activities introduced the students to health careers through computer learning and gave them an opportunity to interact with professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, emergency medicine, nutrition and radiology.

In photo, above: Sherry Councell, BSN, RN, helps Kruti Patel with a diagnosis for HAL during a simulation at the Adventures in Health Science camp. HAL is a life-like mannequin used to train nurses and other clinical staff how to assess and respond to a variety of medical conditions.

In photo: Emma Welter learns how to take her own heart rate using a stethoscope during the Adventures in Health Science camp hosted by Shore Health System at Memorial Hospital.