Summer Camp Delves into Healthcare Fields

February 2020

The University\'s health sciences-themed summer camp June 1-5 is for students entering Grades 1-5, and its summer institute is for students entering grades 6-12. Both will inspire children to become passionate about learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Register at


Campers will investigate health sciences by exploring different aspects of human and animal anatomy and function. They will learn how a healthcare professional may help them. They will do this through lab experiments centered on vision, hearing, body mechanics, nutrition and cardiology. Faculty will lead the laboratory experiments, and counselors will lead students in activities outside the lab.

Upper-level campers in the institute will explore how the body works and how science can be applied to health care fields. In the lab, they will explore anatomy and physiology of organ systems, covering topics such as respiration, cardiology and body mechanics. With the help of the School of Nursing, students will have a hands-on approach to understanding applied health fields such as nursing and physical therapy.

PBA’s Center for Integrative Science Learning offers the summer camp and institute, which uses fun, unconventional approaches to show campers that science has constant applications in their daily lives.

Camp is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 1-5 at the University. Camp for students entering grades 1-5 is $275/student. The institute for students entering grades 6-12 is $350/student. Contact physics professor Dr. Fred Browning at with questions.

Photo 1: Science campers learn how to fix injured wrists by practicing on each other with the help of a PBA nursing student.

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