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Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Students

by Cathy Armes -
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Student Volunteer Opportunity

Climbing Higher Ministries, Inc. provides a 3 day Summer Camp experience for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Climbing Higher Ministries aspires to help those with special needs CLIMB HIGHER in their relationship with Christ. The camp will be held June 9-11, 2015 at Camp Pitt in Chatham, VA. This year’s theme is “Mountain Top Experience”.

This camp offers an opportunity to work with adults with special needs providing various outdoor activities, crafts, music, and socialization, along with Christian ministry.

Several volunteer options for are available:

  • Camp staff – assigned to one or more campers, accompanying them to activities and assisting with activities of daily living, including morning and nighttime routines.
  • Camp Nurse assistant. 

Joyce Scott, RN, CCON, Faculty Instructor will be working as the camp nurse.

Camp nurse assistant activities, under the direction of the registered nurse, include:

assisting in medication preparation and dispensing, checking blood glucose, administration of insulin, and treatment of hypoglycemia (those campers with diabetes); minor first aid treatment, monitoring activities that may present risk for injury,  and promoting positive health and hygiene habits in all activities.

This is a volunteer opportunity and is open to any Centra College of Nursing student (or faculty).  In addition to being fun and rewarding, this activity would be valuable to include in the student portfolio.

Individuals who are interested or would like additional information, are asked to contact Joyce Scott at joyce.scott@centrahealth.com or call or text:  (434) 907-1049 at your earliest convenience. 

Completion of a camp application form, including references is required by the camp administrators. 

In reply to Cathy Armes

Re: Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Students

by Deleted user -

Mrs. Armes,

I am interested in doing this camp in June. I would like to do the camp nurse assistant, however I would be willing to help with any position. Please give me any details that I will need to know.!!

Thanks,

Meghan