Future Healthcare Leaders Camp

June 21 & 22, 2022 | 8am to 4:30pm

Following a patient’s case through the healthcare system, campers will explore various professions and work hands-on with health science faculty in state-of-the-art labs.

Here are the details:

  • The camp is free for everyone!
  • We can accommodate up to 60 campers
  • First-come, first-served, but we’ll start a waiting list for all additional applicants after the camp is full. You will need to verify your attendance in May so we can confirm that your camper will be joining us.
  • Available to students in grades 9-11 as of Spring 2022
  • Camp runs from 8am to roughly 4:30pm both days
  • Located on the Mount Aloysius College campus, taught by Mount Aloysius College faculty
  • All campers will receive a custom health kit including stethoscope, personal protection kit, protective goggles, exercise band, sterile gloves, sterile gauze, blood pressure cuff, goniometer, retractable tape measure, and messenger bag
  • Campers who complete both days of the camp will receive a scholarship from Mount Aloysius

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 21, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Arrival & Check In Bertschi Center

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Welcome, Introduction of Healthcare Majors, Group Presentation of Patient Cases, Break into Groups

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #1 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch in Cosgrave

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #2 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

2:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m. – Break (Snack)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #3 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Team Meetings – Bertschi Center

4:30 p.m. – Departure

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 22, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Arrival & Check In – Bertschi Center

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Rounds in Bertschi Center

9:00 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #4 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

10:30  a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break (Snack)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #5 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch in Cosgrave

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Small Group Patient Case Session #6 (PTA, MI, Surg Tech, Nursing, Ultrasound, Biology)

2:45 p.m -3:30 p.m. – Final Team Meetings in Bertschi Center

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Closing Session in Bertschi Center

What can I expect to do at the camp?

You will be broken into groups of 10-11 students, and you will get to spend an hour and a half in each health care and science area over the two days. These areas include Biology, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Ultrasonography.  You will get to learn about each profession and engage in hands-on activities, which will provide you with an experience within each profession.

Who will I be interacting with at the camp?

Aside from the other ten students in your group, you will get to interact with two faculty members from each department and two of our simulation staff.  Additionally, some departments will have current students participate in their sessions.  Finally, each group will have a college representative to help lead introductions and guide them from activity to activity.

Where should I check-in in on campus?

We will start and end our days in the Bertschi Center and Technology Commons (Letter K on the Campus Map). The most accessible places to park and walk to this building are Parking Lots 7, 8, and 6.

How will the student groups be broken up?

The groups will be randomly assigned before your arrival.

What will the patient’s case be like?

All of the departments have worked together to design a shared patient case that will allow you to experience how each discipline contributes to the patient’s care.   The teams will work together to collect information at each session to complete the patient’s case study.    Essentially, your team is working to figure out all the details of the patient’s case!

What will happen at the closing session?

At the closing session, we will see which teams were able to collect all the information to complete the patient’s case study.    Additionally, there will be some short comments from local healthcare leaders to discuss the need for all healthcare professions in our community.  Finally, students who complete both days will be awarded their scholarships.  Your families have been invited to attend the closing session, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. on June 22, 2022.

What should I wear?

The dress code will be casual.  We ask that you wear close-toed shoes.   If you have longer hair, you may want to bring something to pull it back, as you will be doing a lot of hands-on activities in simulation labs across campus.

What will I receive as part of my Health Pack?

Students will receive a stethoscope, operating room attire, goggles, exercise band, sterile gloves, gauze, goniometer, pen light, tape measure, a journal, pen, and a messenger bag.

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, lunch will be provided, and we will supply snacks during breaks in the morning and afternoon. We will be eating lunch in the college dining hall.

Is there any place we can stay if my family is traveling from a distance?

If your family is traveling from a distance, the Hampton Inn, 180 Charlotte Drive, Altoona, PA 16601, offers a discounted rate for the camp.  Your family can contact the hotel and ask for the Mount Aloysius College rate.

What happens if I feel ill or get sick while at the camp?

The college will have two onsite nurses available during the camp to assist participants that may become sick.

If I have any other questions, who should I contact?

Please direct any additional questions to Chris Lovett at clovett@mtaloy.edu or (814) 886-6458.

Explore these health programs:

  • Biology

  • Medical Imaging

  • Nursing

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Surgical Technology

  • Ultrasonography

Questions?

Contact Chris Lovett, Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, at:
clovett@mtaloy.edu

This camp was made possible through donations from the UPMC Foundation and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.