Career Exploration Camps

Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University can help you choose your perfect career through hands-on, skill-building activities, and one-on-one interaction with faculty who are experts in their field.

Choose from five different camps being held this summer.
Don't wait too long as camps fill quickly! For more information contact Rachel Oberg at roberg@misericordia.edu, or (570) 674-8023.

Download pdf of 2016 Career Exploration Camps brochure.

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Biology Camp

Biology students doing field work

The Department of Biology at Misericordia University is hosting three-one day camps. These camps are perfect for students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2017

Exploration Camp for students interested in learning about various professions in the Biological Sciences. This BioCamp has been developed for qualified high school students who are curious and motivated to learn about career opportunities in the Biological Sciences.

Biology Day Camp 1: Friday, June 3, 9am–3pm
Topics: Molecular and Cell Biology

Biology Day Camp 2: Monday, June 6, 9am–3pm
Topics: Anatomy and Physiology

Biology Day Camp 3: Friday, June 10, 9am–5pm
Topic: Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology

Cost: $30.00 per camp/student

During the Biology camp, students will

  • Interact with faculty and current Biology majors
  • Work in groups to conduct a biological research project by exploring an urbanized aquatic stream and riparian habitat ecosystem using current sampling and data collection techniques. Project completion will require using principles and processes adapted from a variety of biological sub-disciplines, such as Microbiology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Organism Anatomy, and Physiology. The research project will include experiences in various laboratory, field, and library/research literature settings.
  • Work in groups to analyze and evaluate environmental impacts on that ecosystem by consideration of biodiversity data, water quality, and human influences. Will include use of DNA extraction processes as well as identification, biosensor and chemical titration equipment.
  • Maintain an appropriate record of research activities according to proper scientific protocols.
  • Compile and present group findings to peers, faculty, and the public.

Please bring walking/hiking shoes, hat with shade brim, and appropriate outdoor clothing highly recommended, including sunscreen.

For an application and further information, please contact Dr. Larry Corpus at (570) 674-8166 or email lcorpus@misericordia.edu

Chemical and Biochemical Sciences Camp

Dr. Serino with biochem camp students

The Chemistry/Biochemistry department at Misericordia invites students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2017 to explore careers in the chemical and biochemical sciences. This experience will be a three/day/two evening camp that will be available to students entering their senior year in high school. Students who are interested in learning about the assortment of careers that a degree in chemistry or biochemistry can lead to are strongly encouraged to attend. Students will work together on projects in the areas of alternative energy resources, water quality, forensics, and pharmaceuticals gaining hands-on experience with instrumentation. This camp will offer field trips to facilities that will highlight the activities students complete first hand.

Students who attend this camp will also:

  • Interact with faculty in the Chemistry/Biochemistry department
  • Work in teams to synthesize and analyze samples of bio-diesel from vegetable oil
  • Acquire water samples and test the quality of water using laboratory instruments
  • Complete an assortment of activities on the importance of chemistry and biochemistry in forensics
  • Use technology and instrumentation to further understand data collected during these activities
  • Present the activities that they have done with their peers and faculty

Date: June 26–28, 2016

Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm with additional evening activities

Cost: $85

For more information about the camp and an application, contact Dr. Anna Fedor at (570) 674-6769 or e-mail afedor@misericordia.edu.

Communications and Media Camp

Communications students filming a show

The Department of Communications at Misericordia University is hosting a three-and-a-half day, three-night residential Career Exploration Camp for students interested in learning about the Communications and Media professions.

Dates: June 26–29, 2016

Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm daily, with additional evening activities

Cost: $90

This camp is designed for students entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2017; seniors admitted first.

Camp participants will:

  • Create a television magazine show
  • Learn studio and field production techniques
  • Take still photographs, and write newspaper feature stories and design a full-color newspaper
  • Afterward, they will receive copies of their media products as their first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios.

The three-night residential camp offers students the opportunity to thoroughly explore print, television and new media careers.

For more information about the camp and an application, contact Dr. Melissa Sgroi at (570) 674-6744 or e-mail msgroi@misericordia.edu

Literature Camp

Misericordia's three-and-a-half day, three-night residential camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for stories, poems, novels, and the stage.

Participants will have the unique privilege to work with Misericordia faculty in a variety of workshop settings, including creative writing, literary adaptation, literature and pop culture, and literature in the multi-media age.

This year’s theme will be A Tour of World Literature & Its Genres.

Dates: June 26–29th, 2016

Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm daily, with additional evening activities

Cost: $85

This camp is designed for students entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2017.

For more information about the Literature Camp, please contact Dr. Patrick Hamilton at (570) 674-8020 or e-mail phamilto@misericordia.edu.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathology student and a patient

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University is hosting a four-day and three-night residential Career Exploration Camp for rising high school seniors interested in learning about the profession of Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech-Language pathologists are employed in schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care settings, outpatient rehabilitation centers, day care centers for children and adults, and institutions of higher education

Dates: June 26–29, 2016

Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm daily, with additional evening activities

Cost: $95

This camp is designed for students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2017.

Students who attend the camp will:

  • Tour the department’s state-of-the-art academic and clinic facilities at John J. Passan Hall
  • Learn about the career field from faculty, staff, and guest lecturers
  • Interact with pediatric clients
  • Observe live therapy sessions in the Misericordia Speech-Language and Hearing Center
  • Visit a local rehabilitation setting where speech-language pathologists are employed

For more information or to register, contact Tracey O’Day at (570) 674-6724 or email today@misericordia.edu. Download an applications now.

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