Camp Neuro is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The camp is open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2017 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session.
All of the following and more is included:
Campers will learn a variety of skills, including how to tie surgical knots, take patient histories, and perform basic routine physical exams.
Basic Knowledge Lectures
Lectures cover basic brain anatomy and physiology.
Introduction to Various Careers in Healthcare
Campers learn about careers directly from professionals a given field (e.g., physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dietician).
Brain Dissection (pig)*
Campers receive hands-on experience as part of their basic brain anatomy.
Medical Student Forum
A panel of medical campers discuss their individual paths to medical school, and pass on the tips and lessons that they've learned from their experience.
Daily Healthy Lunch
Campers learn the benefits of maintaining a heart healthy diet, and how developing healthy eating habits now can serve them well throughout their lifetime.
Healthy Living Exercise
Campers learn various techniques to become/stay physically fit.
Campers receive a certificate of graduation upon the completion of the camp.
*This activity is performed with actual "real" tissue and may make some campers uncomfortable or ill. Please let us know of any concerns that you may have ahead of time. An alternative schedule can be arranged.
Anatomy of the Nervous System
Brain Dissection (pig)
Meet a Psychiatrist
Brain imaging basics
End of Day's Program