Career Exploration Camps offer 8 avenues to experience exciting fields of study

Exploration Camps start June 29.
Exploration Camps start June 29.

Misericordia University is offering rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions and residential life on a college campus in a series of eight Career Exploration Camps 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. The university offers academic camps in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry sciences, communications and media, literature, nursing, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Space is limited in each camp and registration is necessary.
The Biology Career Exploration Camp from June 29 to July 2 immerses students in basic biological research, analysis, and the communication of research findings. It also will expose them to several specialties in the life sciences, including molecular biology, biodiversity, anatomy and physiology, zoology, and ecology. For more information, please contact Helen Bogdon at (570) 674-6378 or The camp costs $95 and space is limited.
The Future Business Executives Camp is being held June 29 to July 2 for rising juniors and seniors in high school. The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education at Misericordia University, under the direction of Robert Williams, M.S., executive director, hosts the interactive camp for high school students who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of economics and entrepreneurship. The camp costs $100. To register or to obtain more information, please log on to or contact Mr. Williams, M.S., director of the Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education, at (570) 674-6777 or at
The Chemistry-Biochemistry Sciences Camp from June 29 to July 1 allows students to explore possible careers in forensic science, alternative energy, the pharmaceutical industry and more. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors and costs $90. For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at (570) 674-6769 or at
The Communications and Media Camp on June 29 to July 2 offers students the opportunity to thoroughly explore careers in the field. Students create a television magazine show, learn studio and field production techniques, write newspaper feature stories, and design a full-color newspaper. Afterward, they receive copies of their media products as the first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios. The cost of the camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is $90. For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, at (570) 674-6744 or at
The Literature Camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is being held June 29 to July 2 with Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of English. It provides an opportunity for students who have a love for stories, poems, novels, and the stage to work with Misericordia faculty and students in a variety of workshop settings, including creative writing, literary adaptation, literature and pop culture, and literature in the multi-media age. The camp costs $85. For more information or to register, please Dr. Steinberger at (570) 674-6423 or at
The Nursing Pre-College Camp from June 29 to July 2 is geared toward rising high school seniors. It enables students to gain experience in the field of nursing through a blend of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences. They gain extensive hands-on experience in the profession and its many specialty fields through the latest interactive technology in the simulation laboratory, meet with nursing faculty and students, and tour clinical sites. The cost of the camp is $90. For more information, please contact Kathleen Devine Gelso, R.N., M.S.N., assistant professor of nursing, at (570) 674-6373 or at To register, please log on to The camp is limited to 20 students.
The Occupational Therapy Camp for rising high school seniors is being held June 29 to July 1. It provides extensive hands-on experience in an exciting health care specialty field by giving students an opportunity to learn about the profession, meeting faculty and students in the academic department, and touring clinical sites. Community site visits allow students to observe the wide range of services offered by therapists, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, hospital treatments, and pediatric services. The camp costs $90. Please contact Debbie Carey at for more information or to apply. Admission to the camp is competitive. To apply online, please log on to and click on Career Exploration Camp.
The Speech-Language Pathology Camp for rising juniors and seniors is June 29 to July 2.  The academic camp allows students to become familiar with the many career options in the growing field of speech-language pathology. Participants tour the department’s state-of-the-art academic facilities at John J. Passan Hall, learn about the career field from guest lecturers, interact with some clients in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, and tour a local health care facility and school to learn about the various settings in which speech-language pathologists are employed and the populations they serve. The camp costs $95and space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Tracey O’Day at (570) 674-6724 or at
Jennifer Nudo-Alberti, center, clinic supervisor, demonstrates a digital speech generator in the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center for academic camp participants, from left, Hatboro-Horsham High School student Laura Doan of Horsham, Pa.; Long Beach Polytechnic High School student Jessica Brock of Long Beach, Calif.; Portland High School student Maureen Booth of Portland, Conn.; Reading Central Catholic High student Chelsea Zimmerman of Reading, Pa.; and Caravel Academy student Kelly Anderson of Middletown, Del.