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MedCamp Offers Students the Opportunity to Learn about Healthcare Careers

MedCamp is open to students interested in learning more about healthcare careers and who meet the application requirements. The program gives 9th- and 10th-grade students the opportunity to visit local hospitals and healthcare facilities. In addition, students learn about healthcare careers, including physical medicine and surgery, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, pathology, and more. 

MedCamp 2014 will run Monday through Friday, June 23 through 27. The “home base” for the camp is Penn State Mont Alto and transportation is provided to hospitals and field trip locations throughout the week.

One of the highlights of the camp will include a trip to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The students will also receive training in first-aid from an American Red Cross approved instructor. This program is an outstanding opportunity for students with an interest in science and careers in healthcare.

For additional details regarding the 2014 camp, including instructions for submitting the application, please click here to download the MedCamp 2014 flyer. To download an application form, please click here.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 717-749-4118.


Technology Camp 2014

Design Your Own App!

July 14-16, 2014

A Three-day,  High-engagement Introduction to Design Thinking

In this three-day camp for incoming 11th and 12th graders, students will learn how to design technologies from their own ideas by applying techniques for rapidly prototyping and evaluating multiple interface alternatives. They will:

  • Conduct fieldwork with people to generate design ideas
  • Make interactive paper prototypes and low-fidelity mock-ups
  • Collect feedback from teammates and users about the prototypes and mock-ups
  • Focus on principles of visual design, perception and cognition to effectively organize and present information about their interfaces 

This program is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in technology/software design.  Please click here to download an application form.

Important details:

  • Space is limited to 15 students.
  • Applications will be accepted through May 15.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee.
  • Notifications will be sent by mail the week of May 26.
  • Cost is $250 per person (includes meals and all materials)
  • Day camp times are  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Payment is due in full by June 30.

Please call the Penn State Mont Alto Office of Continuing Education at 717-749-4118 if you have questions about this program.