Students Can Register Now For STEM-Health Summer Camps

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Student Sammi Daniels was a participant in the 2011 STEM-Health camps.

LITTLETON -- Looking for a different kind of summer camp this year? For the fourth year, students who have completed 7th or 8th grade are invited to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with a Health Careers twist (STEM-Health Camps) in Littleton, Colebrook and Berlin. STEM-Health camp in Berlin is for girls and boys entering grades 6-8.

"These summer camps are a fun way to introduce students in Coos and Grafton counties to the many career opportunities available in the health care field, everything from orthopedics and dentistry to veterinary and elder care," said Nancy Frank, executive director of North Country Health Consortium.

Attendees will explore various health career options by participating in hands-on activities, including First Aid and vital signs, using state-of-the art simulators, along with workshops and field trips. The cost for Littleton and Colebrook is $75, which includes lunch and snacks. Space is limited so early registration is essential.

The Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (NNHAHEC), a program of the North Country Health Consortium, is collaborating with the Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center to sponsor the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. STEM-Health Day Camp at Littleton High School July 16-20, and collaborating with the Colebrook School District to sponsor the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. STEM-Health Day Camp at the Colebrook Elementary School Aug. 6-10. Funding is provided in part by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

To register for the Littleton and Colebrook camps, log onto www.nchcnh.org (click on AHEC, Health Careers, Summer Camp) or call Francine Morgan, AHEC program coordinator, at (603) 259-3700, ext. 232, for an application.

The Berlin camps are held June 25-29 in collaboration with White Mountains Community College and will take place on the Berlin campus. To find out more about the Berlin STEM-Health camps and cost, contact Jody Camille at (603) 752-1113, Ext. 3019 or jcamille@ccnh.edu.

Watch a YouTube video of the 2011 camp at http://www.youtube.com/NNHAHEC.

NCHC is a rural health network based in Littleton that collaborates with health and human service providers serving northern New Hampshire, including the region's five hospitals. Learn more at nchcnh.org or call (603) 259-3700.

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