Camp gets to the heart – and brains and intestines - of summer fun.
Is there a future doctor or nurse in your family? Does your child like to dissect his or her food? If so, you might consider sending your youngster to the summer camp at Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station in Canton. “Amazing Me” is a week long camp for second, third and fourth graders that focuses on the human body and health.
Each day of camp will focus on a different part of the body and health in a very hands-on method. Areas covered include bones, muscles and skin; heart and lungs; brain and nerves; stomach, intestines and food; and first aid and safety.
“Parents tell us our annual camp is unique,” says Cheryl Phillips, Camp Coordinator. “Their children are having fun and making friends while learning about the different parts of the body.”
Camp runs: Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, 2007. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $169 per camper. Camp includes: hands-on projects, dissections, local field trips, outside activities, interactive games, two nutritious snacks each day and lunch on the last day of camp. Plus there will be plenty of time for campers to explore the Health Exploration Station gallery.
“The gallery is like nothing you can imagine,” adds Phillips. “Kids can see real germs grow, crawl through a giant intestinal tract, learn about body systems while playing a TV-style game show. It’s really a huge hit with kids.” The Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station is Michigan's first interactive health education center and one of only about 30 in the entire country.
Camp staff is comprised of dynamic educators with diverse backgrounds in health education and related fields. For more information, please call 734-398-7518 or visit and click on Special Events.