To date, 140 adventurous youths, ages 10 to 12, have participated in Medical Adventure Camp at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. This day camp, sponsored by the Children's Miracle Network, the hospital's medical staff and the Service League Volunteers, provides an up close and personal look at the many career and volunteer opportunities in health care.
Through a Native American Indian theme, the camp provides positive role models, opportunities for bonding with kids of other races and socio-economic backgrounds, and exposure to the benefits of a caring community.
Participants will learn about a variety of health-related topics in interactive classes and activities. Student volunteers help guide the campers, while hospital staff and physicians present the classes and activities.
Up to 20 participants are accepted annually, and scholarships are available to children whose families cannot afford the $175 enrollment fee. Please call 755-0772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.