The camps bring hands-on learning to children who are interested in health care, with the goal of encouraging them to become a health care professional in the future. Campers participated in activities including:
- Jell-O brain surgery
- suturing pig feet
- dissecting pig hearts
- learning CPR and first aid
- handling actual medical equipment
- performing lab tests
- making casts for stuffed animals
- completing a service project
The Nursing Explorers Camps began in one Bon Secours Richmond hospital in 2007. Since then, it has spread to the remaining six Bon Secours Virginia hospitals, with this year being the first time for Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. A total of 112 campers, out of more than 200 applicants, participated throughout Bon Secours Virginia.
Thank you to the facilitators and leaders who supported this year’s successful and fun Nursing Explorers Camps!