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Career Exploration Camp for High School Students

OT Career Exploration Camp 2014
June 29th through July 1, 2014
The Summer OT Career Exploration Camp 2014 is filled. Applications are closed.

Please contact our admissions office for other opportunities to visit our campus.

Summer Camp 2012
Summer Camp 2012

The Occupational Therapy Department annually hosts a Career Exploration Camp for high school juniors and seniors to learn about the profession of occupational therapy. At this camp you will:

  • Live in the residence halls for 2 nights
  • Have the opportunity to meet students in the OT program, who will also serve as camp counselors during the day and overnight.
  • Meet the OT faculty
  • Explore the career of occupational therapy through a wide series of hands-on activities
  • Receive a full tour of the Misericordia campus
  • Eat meals in our cafeteria
  • Visit multiple community sites to see occupational therapy clinicians in action. We have gone to sites as diverse as the Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarks Summit State Hospital, Allied Services in Scranton, the John Heinz Institute of Medicine Outpatient Rehabilitation, Milestones Achievement Center, and Moses Taylor Hospital.

This camp is extremely popular, fills quickly and has been at capacity for each of the past eight years. Typically we can accommodate between 25-30 high school students. Misericordia has been proud to host 167 students, from distances as far as Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio and Idaho. The majority of our campers come from public and private high schools in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Students from our local high schools are most welcome to apply.

High school students explore exciting career field at Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp

Misericordia University provided rising high school seniors the unique opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience in an exciting health care specialty field at the annual Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp in June.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. Misericordia University offers nine popular academic camps every June in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and teacher education.

The annual three-day, two-night Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp gives students an opportunity to learn about the occupational therapy profession, meet faculty and students in the OT department and tour clinical sites in northeastern Pennsylvania where occupational therapists practice. Community site visits allowed students to observe the wide range of services offered by OT therapists, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, hospital treatments and pediatric services.

Through the years, the camp has been very popular with high school students who wish to explore a possible career in this specialized health care field. Students have routinely stated in exit surveys that the camp provided them the information and tools they needed to make an educated decision on future careers.