CampUs is a summer day camp on the campus of Samford University, for children ages 4-14 with special health care needs. It offers Samford students and faculty a service and active learning opportunity to practice interprofessional care and work with special needs children and their families.
Along with undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, the 2013 CampUs initiative included accelerated second-degree students who served the camp for 40 hours each as a required clinical component of their community health nursing summer course. In addition, master's level family nurse practitioner students served eight to 16 hours to meet clinical and/or service learning requirements in the their program.
To further explore the interprofessional setting CampUs provides students, plans for 2014 involve students from kinesiology, education, nutrition and dietetics, etc.
The CampUs staff includes nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing students and volunteers who have experience caring for children with special health care needs. Skilled care is provided, along with fun activities and a vacation bible school curriculum. Siblings of participants ages 4-14 are welcome based on availability.
For more information about CampUs, please contact Jill Cunningham at 205-726-2733 or email@example.com.