LSC's Scrubs Camp Teaches Kids Essential Health Lessons

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: June 13, 2018 06:42 PM

DULUTH - Local middle school students were exploring healthcare career opportunities with hands-on classes at Lake Superior College's ‘Scrubs Camp’ Wednesday.

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The two day camp started Tuesday and offers sessions ranging from occupational therapy, sports medicine, home care, nutrition, and much more.

"We learned about seizures and how when you get older your eyes stop working and if you have a stroke half of your body stops working," Anthony Amys-Roe, a Scrubs Camp participant, said.

Katey Ferguson, a St. Luke's physical therapist, was teaching home care lessons to students.

"It helps you have an understanding of caring for a family member. You can be an advocate for that person, making sure they get the help like home care," Ferguson said.

The students get a unique opportunity to learn vital skills that will help them in their future.

"I wanted to participate in this camp because I’ve always had fun in science and health. It’s always entertained me going to all those classes and I want to go into radioactive healthcare and maybe even sports medicine," Amys-Roe said.

"It’s super fun there’s a lot of fun activities," Ella Rothe, a Scrubs Camp participant, said.

The students learn how to care for themselves and others in unpredictable situations.

"Using a band to wrap around their arms and legs like you've had a stroke, making it feel like they've had arthritis or glaucoma, giving them a different kind of vision or field cuts, and teaching them to stay safe at home," Ferguson said.

Crucial health and survival lessons they don't always learn in school.

"This is pretty interesting because you can just have a bunch of fun as you’re doing all this stuff and it’s great," Rothe said.

‘Scrubs Camp’ has a much bigger purpose.

"There’s all sorts of things in this camp that exposes you to all those options so that you can have a better choice as you get older, having had some education," Ferguson said.

64 middle school students were part of the two-day camp.


Alejandra Palacios

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