Camp Available for Middle School Students Interested in Health Field

Middle school students interested in health care careers and science can get hands-on experience during the Adair County M*A*S*H Camp, July 11-12.

Every other summer the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center (NEMO AHEC) presents a M*A*S*H (Missouri AHEC Science & Health) Camp for area middle school students. The camp exposes students to a variety of careers in the science and health care fields.

M*A*S*H Camp will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-12 at Truman and the Northeast Regional Medical Center. Area health care providers and educators will combine their talents to present an impressive instructional program that will introduce students to the fascinating world of science and health care. Students will participate in biology labs, scrub labs, suture labs, hospital exploration, recreational activities and more.

Any student who will enter sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall is eligible to attend. Registration requires a $45 fee for meals, activities and T-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available to families in need. Registration information can be found online at Deadline to register is June 27. Financial aid is available for families with severe hardships.

In addition to Kirksville, this year M*A*S*H camps are scheduled in Brookfield, Mo., and Troy, Mo.

M*A*S*H Camp is sponsored by A.T. Still University, Truman, Northeast Regional Medical Center and the Missouri Area Health Education Centers.