Pasco-Hernando State College is offering academic, career-themed summer camps starting this month for students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
The camps are designed to provide students with opportunities to explore career programs PHSC offers and will be held at PHSC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.
A camp for business and technology careers is from 1 to 4:30 p.m. June 23-26 or 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-17. Campers will become entrepreneurs who create plans for new businesses, will prepare for and participate in a mock trial from the perspective of a paralegal, and create a mini version of the Internet. Campers will also participate in mock interviews, identify their personal strengths, discover how to apply their strengths in professional settings and create a résumé. The cost is $90.
A camp for health careers is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 16-19 or 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 21-24. Campers will participate in simulations and other hands-on activities in paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography settings. In PHSC's state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, campers will learn skills including taking basic vital signs and taking X-rays. They will also become CPR-certified. The cost is $100.
Each camp session is limited to the first 12 students to register. To register, call (727) 816-3256 or visit www.PHSC.edu/summercamp online.