Joplin, MO (SNS) – Forty area students in grades six through nine will visit the campus of Missouri Southern State University to learn about science in the medical field and professions in the health care industry as part of the Summer MASH Camp, to be held Monday through Wednesday, July 20-22.

The annual camp, sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, will include hands-on experiments and lab activities. Activities at Missouri Southern on July 20-21 will include tours of the simulation lab and activities in the dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, radiology and chemistry departments.

On Wednesday, July 22, participants will attend breakout sessions and workshops at Mercy Hospital Joplin.

The statewide Area Health Education Center works to address the needs of health care providers by partnering with schools and community organizations. The Joplin event is one of three MASH Camps the center will host this summer in Southwest Missouri.

Enrollment for the 2015 camp is closed.


Monday, July 20

 9:30 a.m.: ​Check in (Health Sciences Building)
10 a.m.: Welcome and introductions
10:45 a.m.: Freeman Health Academy presentation
11:45 a.m.: Lunch
12:45 p.m.: Break
1 p.m.: Simulation Lab activity/tour
2 p.m.: Group rotations, nursing activities
2:45 p.m.: Snack
3 p.m.: Dental hygiene activity

Tuesday, July 21

9:30 a.m.: Check in
10 a.m.: Group rotations, radiology
11 a.m.: Respiratory therapy activities
11:45 a.m.: Lunch
12:45 p.m.: Tour of Missouri Southern campus
2 p.m.: Break
2:15 p.m.: Walk to Reynolds Hall
2:30 p.m.: Group rotations, chemistry activities, ambulance tour and wrap-up.