Academic camp introduces high school students to occupational therapy|
The three-day, two-night Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp gave students the 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.
For more information about the 2013 Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp, please contact Debbie Carey at (570) 674-6391 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Space is limited. For more information about the OT program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6481 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/ot.
The Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp is one of eight popular career exploration camps that Misericordia University offers in June. MU also offers residential academic camps in biology, business, chemistry and biochemistry, English, communications and media, nursing and speech-language pathology. During the three- and four-day academic camps, participating students receive a firsthand look into a particular career field through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences. Students also experience what it is like to live on campus during their overnight stay.
Misericordia University offers high school students an opportunity to explore the exciting field of occupational therapy at the annual Occupational Therapy Career Exploration Camp in June. Participating in the camp first row from left, are Kelly Byrne, Hazlet, N.J., Raritan High School; Jenna Aimes, Howell, N.J., Howell High School; Michelle Nastasi, Nutley, N.J., Nutley High School; Elana Famularo, New Hartford, Conn., Northwestern Regional 7 High School; Taryn Midwinter, Barkhamsted, Conn., Northwestern Regional 7 High School; Jessica Gardiner, Mullica Hill, N.J., Clearview Regional High School; Hannah Bowman, York, Pa., York Catholic High School; and Gabrielle Bourne, Newark, Del., St. Mark’s High School; second row, Carolyn Stabile, Baltimore, Md., The Catholic High School of Baltimore; Amalia Hartman, Cleona, Pa., Annville-Cleona High School; Megan Breen, Wantagh, N.Y., Our Lady of Mercy Academy; Alyssa Schweighardt, North Caldwell, N.J., West Essex High School; Brianna Nilsen, Schnecksville, Pa., Northwestern Lehigh High School; Dr. Lalit J. Shah, Ed.D., O.T.R./L., and Dr. Joseph Cipriani, Ed.D., O.T.R./L., professors, and Suzanne Lennon, M.S., O.T.R./L., academic field work coordinator, Department of Occupational Therapy, Misericordia University; Lindamarie Olson, Lancaster, Pa., Penn Manor High School; and Charity Good, Muncy, Pa., Muncy High School; third row, Sarah Cremins, Fishkill, N.Y., John Jay High School; Jennifer Gallo, Natick, Mass., Natick High School; Caitlin Chappell, Williamsport, Pa., Williamsport Area High School; Meghan Maccarone, Sweet Valley, Pa., Lake Lehman High School; Allyssa Menendez, Dickson City, Pa., Mid Valley High School; Anna Kohli, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Academy of the Holy Angels; Michael Iannuzzi, Bloomingdale, N.J., Ramsey High School; Caroline Clee, Orefield, Pa., Allentown Central Catholic High School; and Danielle Struble, Vernon, N.J., Vernon Twp. High School; fourth row, Misericordia University occupational therapy students who served as camp counselors: Debbie Keys ’15, Bethlehem, Pa.; Megan Novak ’14, Nescopeck, Pa.; Kate Pagnotta ’15, Columbus, N.J., Brittany Bly ’15, Dubois, Pa., and Jim Miller ’11,’14, Ashland, Pa.; and camp participants Bailee Schies, Richland, Pa., Tulpehocken High School; Courtney Brisson, Hamilton, N.J., Notre Dame High School; Kyle Murray, Media, Pa., Penncrest High School; Carolyn Galbo, Westtown, N.Y., Minisink Valley High School; and Julia Webb, Granite Bay, Calif., Granite Bay High School.