ERIC Number: EJ720798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
The Epidemic Growth of Health Career Camps
Gibbs, Hope J.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v80 n8 p38-41 Nov-Dec 2005
An epidemic of career camps is spreading across the nation and offering a unique alternative for students during the summer. These camps, usually geared toward middle and high school students, hope to spark interest in careers for youth during their formative years. This article describes one of the most popular of these: health career camps. One reason for the increase in health career camps is the growing concern over the shortage of health care workers, particularly in the field of nursing. These camps are usually held at a hospital or health care facility where students can experience firsthand the daily activities that are performed in caring for the sick and injured. Several health care career camps in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Vermont are discussed.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Health Occupations, High School Students, Career Planning
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Headquarters, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-3111.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Vermont; Virginia