Camp Gets Kids Excited About Health Careers

For three days in June, 20 middle and high school students from the Mid-Shore region went to camp at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. During their Adventures in Health Science experience, the young scientists learned about bones and muscles by dissecting a cooked chicken and labeling their own bones, joints and muscles.

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.

The students used a computer simulation to perform virtual hip and knee surgery and they learned about the use of lifts and walkers for people who have orthopedic injuries or illnesses.