Contact Person: Shirlene Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-989-0001
Gear Up AHEC Summer Camp is a Health Career Awareness Program. In conjunction with the Lafayette Parish School System, SWLAHEC has planned two 4-day health career awareness programs for students currently enrolled in the Lafayette Parish School District Gear UP program: GEAR UP AHEC Summer Camp 1, and GEAR UP AHEC Summer Camp 2.
This 4-day camp will introduce students to health careers and health care professionals who represent the fields of primary care, allied health, complimentary medicine, and public health.
Students enrolled in this program will take field trips, be trained in CPR/First Aid, and spend classroom time participating in activities such as blood typing, dissection, and fingerprinting.
Through this program we strive to influence students to pursue a career in one of the many health professions available. In addition, we hope to increase the students’ awareness of health disparities and enhance their academic learning and life skills.
Students wishing to participate in GEAR UP AHEC Summer Camp 2 must first complete GEAR UP AHEC Summer Camp 1.
For application information, students should contact their school or the Lafayette Parish School System.