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Northeast to host health and wellness career camp for high school students

Northeast to host health and wellness career camp for high school students

NORFOLK - High school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare are invited to sign up for a free summer career camp at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Health and Wellness Summer Career Camp will be held Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, on the Norfolk campus. Camp meets 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

The camp is available to students who are 16 years of age and older. Registration is limited to the first 30 applicants.

Students will learn more about the healthcare industry as they take part in hands-on activities led by instructors and healthcare professionals; ask questions and learn from professionals in various fields of healthcare; learn the next steps as they plan their careers; and visit one-on-one with Northeast students and faculty about the college application process, admissions requirements and student experience.

Participants will also learn more about the personal training, exercise science, health information management systems and nursing programs at Northeast, and also gain job shadowing experience in a variety of healthcare areas.

Dr. Michele Gill, dean of the Health and Wellness Division at Northeast, said the division developed the camp, now in its fourth year, to spotlight the many programs it offers.

“This summer experience will be an awesome opportunity to receive ‘one-on-one exploration’ into health and wellness job areas that could be a career choice for students,” said Gill. “We want this experience to be a springboard for area students to get excited about working in health and wellness.”

The camp is offered free of charge.

To register, visit For more information, contact the Northeast Community College Health and Wellness Division at (402) 844-7325 or email Dawn Doherty at

This activity was partially funded with federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 funds administered through the Nebraska Department of Education, grant number V048A180027.