Camps Allow Kids to Explore Health Care Careers

While other kids enjoyed sports or art camps, 46 area middle-school students chose to spend a week of their summer vacation at Bon Secours Hampton Roads hospitals learning about health care.

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!

2 thoughts on “Camps Allow Kids to Explore Health Care Careers

    1. BSHR Post author


      Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately, the only Nursing Explorer Programs we know about are located in Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia!


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