Campus Summer Camps Ready to Prepare Next Gen Students

Eight university programs will offer camps to high school juniors and seniors as an opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions.

The Career Exploration Camps, which will be held in June, are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and potential careers. The university offers academic camps in nursing, business, teacher education, communications and media, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, literature, and chemistry-biochemistry sciences. Space is limited in each camp and registration is necessary.

The Chemistry-Biochemistry Sciences Camp, to be held June 23-25, 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, contact Dr. Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at (570) 674-6769 or at [email protected].

The Nursing Pre-College Camp from June 23-25 is geared toward rising high school seniors. It enables students to gain experience in the field of nursing through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences. Campers gain extensive hands-on experience in the profession and its many specialty fields through the latest interactive technology in the simulation laboratory in John J. Passan Hall, meet with nursing faculty and students, and tour clinical sites in the region. 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 [email protected]. To register, please log on to The camp is limited to 20 students.

The Future Business Executives Camp will be held June 23-26 for rising juniors and seniors in high school. The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), under the direction of Robert Williams, M.S., executive director, hosts the four-day, three-night interactive camp for high school students who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of economics and entrepreneurship. Participants attend lectures by local business leaders and executives who share industry standards, innovations and expectations for new employees. Students will also be introduced to an economics curriculum that they will be able to access throughout the academic year. 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 [email protected].

The Communications and Media Camp, to be held June 23-26, offers students the opportunity to thoroughly explore careers in the professional mass media. 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 the media products as the first entries in their pre-professional media portfolios. The camp is guided by faculty members of the  Communications department who have decades of professional experience in television, radio, and print and broadcast journalism. The cost of the camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is $90. For more information or to register, contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, at (570) 674-6744 or [email protected].

The Speech-Language Pathology Camp, June 23-26,  enables campers 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 and tour a local health care facility to learn about the various settings in which speech-language pathologists are employed and the populations they serve. Speech-language pathologists are employed in schools, hospitals, nursing care facilities, home health care settings, outpatient care centers, day care centers for children and institutions of higher education. The camp costs $85. For more information or to register, please contact Donna DiBlasi at (570) 674-6724 or at [email protected].

The Literature Camp for rising high school juniors and seniors will be held June 23-26 with Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of English. The camp  provides an opportunity to students to express their love for stories, poems, novels and the stage. Participants 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 explores literature from around the world, including American, multi-ethnic and English literature, and looks at its use in popular culture such as Shakespeare in films. The camps costs $85. For more information or to register, please Dr. Steinberger at (570) 674-6423 or at [email protected].

The Teacher Education Camp, June 23-25, provides an opportunity for rising junior and senior high school students to learn about the education profession. Campers participate in hands-on sessions designed to introduce the future teachers to methods and strategies that educators use to make learning fun and to meet the diverse needs of all learners. The camps costs $75. To register or to obtain more information, please contact Rose Hometchko at [email protected] or by calling (570) 674-6270.

The Occupational Therapy Camp for rising high school seniors, June 23-26, provides extensive hands-on experience in an exciting health care specialty field by giving students an opportunity to learn about the occupational therapy profession, meeting faculty and students in the academic department, and touring clinical sites in Northeastern Pennsylvania where occupational therapists practice. 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 or [email protected] for more information or to register. To register online, please log on to and click on Career Exploration Camp.

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