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Middle School Summer Programs

Health Sciences Middle School Exploration Summer Day Camp

This 2-week summer day camp provides a hands-on dive into many different and exciting health care fields. Middle school-aged students will get certified in first aid, participate in around 8 hours of community service, and enjoy a fun — and safe — experience on our own North Haven Campus.

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Overview

Interested in an exciting and unique summer camp experience for a natural young helper? Quinnipiac’s Health Sciences Exploration Summer Day Camp is designed to introduce middle-school students (ages 10–14) to a wide array of health science disciplines to inspire their future personal and academic aspirations.

This 2-week summer day camp provides a hands-on dive into many different and exciting health care fields such as: physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, physician assistant, nursing and digital imaging. Students will get certified in first aid, participate in around 8 hours of community service, and have fun safely on our own North Haven Campus.

By the end of the program, you’ll have:
  • Learned what a future career might be like within 7+ different health science fields
  • Completed 8 hours of meaningful and fun community service
  • Earned a First Aid Certification and a Certificate of Interprofessional Learning

Costs

The 2021 program tuition fee of $960 covers:

  • 2 weeks of a faculty-designed and delivered program with educational support staff, program materials and organized project work
  • Daily lunch on-campus
  • Quinnipiac T-shirt
  • First Aid Certification

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Inside our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll hone the skills, confidence and intuition you'll need for success.

Schedule

July 26 - August 6, 2021 (2 weeks, on-campus Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Week 1

 

Day Health Science Focus 9-930 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m. - Noon Noon - 1 p.m. 1-4 p.m.
Monday Interprofessional Education Intro Game: Who are the Health Professionals? Escape a Hospital Room Challenge Driving with a Disability Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Tuesday Diagnostic Imaging Intro Using Ultrasound and MRI Machines Game: X-rays and What's in the Box? 3D CT Scans What Can We See? Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Wednesday Occupational Therapy Intro Let's Have a Ball: Sensory Obstacle Course Technology with a Twist (Adaptive Equipment for Disabilities) Brain Teasers Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Thursday CPR Training All 25 students Lunch  
Friday Health and Nutrition Intro Making Smoothies How Much Sugar is in There? Sports Nutrition Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities

 

Week 2

 

Day Health Science Focus 9-930 a.m. 9:30-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m. - Noon Noon - 1 p.m. 1-4 p.m.
Monday Nursing Intro Patient Simulation Lab Patient Simulation Lab Patient Simulation Lab Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Tuesday Physical Therapy Intro Science of Movement Motion Analysis Movement 2BE Go Baby Go Home Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Wednesday Service Learning Multiple options all 25 students Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities
Thursday First Aid Instruction All 25 students Lunch  
Friday Social Work Intro/Rules Ice Breaker Introductory Stress Reliever/Guided Imagery Personal Stress Assessment Calming Glitter Bottles or Gratitude Pictionary Lunch Organized Group Games & Activities

 

Participation Requirements

Participants must be:

  • 10–14 years old at the start of the program
  • A current middle school student who has not started high school yet
On-campus safety requirements

The health and safety of our summer participants and staff is of paramount importance. On-campus programs and camps at Quinnipiac will practice social distancing, and all campers must wear masks when indoors. Campers may remove masks when outdoors and appropriately socially distanced, and when eating or drinking. Of course, if a participant wishes to always keep their mask on, they are welcome to do so. We will encourage participants and staff to wash their hands as much as possible or use hand sanitizer. If situations change and we are not able to hold camps or programs on-campus, all fees paid will be fully refunded. These regulations may change between now and this summer, so we will do our best to communicate any changes in policy with participants and their legal parent or guardian.

Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET

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  • Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on a first-payment basis.

Full payment deadline: Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET

Equipment or materials needed to participate:

The health and safety of our campers and camp staff is of paramount importance. On-campus camps at Quinnipiac will practice social distancing, and all campers must wear masks when indoors. Campers may remove masks when outdoors and appropriately socially distanced, and when eating or drinking. Of course, if a camper wishes to always keep their mask on, they are welcome to do so. We will encourage campers to wash their hands as much as possible or use hand sanitizer. We will attempt to schedule most of the camp activities in outdoor settings. If situations change and we are not able to hold camps on-campus, all camp fees will be fully refunded.

Our Program Instructors

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning
203-582-7558
summerprograms@qu.edu