Rising middle school-aged students will have a chance this summer to attend a health careers camp at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Students who will be 7th, 8th or 9th graders during the 2014-2015 school year will get a behind-the-scenes look at the variety of careers available in hospitals. In a closely supervised setting, campers will participate in exciting activities such as CPR, variations of vital signs, x-raying inanimate objects and closing lacerations with staples.

The camp will be held at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester on June 24 and June 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. Cost for the camp is $30 and includes a t-shirt, supplies, snacks, and lunch. Space is limited to 15 campers. Applications are available through RWRH Emergency Department Registration or by email to amanda.niblett@rivhs.com. The camp is supervised by Amanda Niblett, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, and a team of Riverside healthcare professionals. The camp is partially funded by a grant from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. For more information, email amanda.niblett@rivhs.com.

Published: June 1, 2014