Genesee's Medina Campus Center Hosts Biotechnology Camp

Students who enjoy math, science, and who may be considering a career in the health care industry are invited to attend a Biotech Camp on August 4 and 5, 2009 at Genesee Community College’s Medina campus, 11470 Maple Ridge Road (Rte. 31A). The camp is directed by the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) and is sponsored by the Orleans/Niagara Teacher Center and Genesee Community College.

The day camp runs from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. Students will participate in many hands-on, fun learning activities and a special DNA-gene activity will be presented by the University of Rochester’s Life Science Learning Center.

This educational and fun-packed camp is open to Orleans County students entering seventh or eighth grade this fall and is a great opportunity to learn about health careers from nurses to lab technicians, doctors to dieticians, and physical, respiratory care, or speech therapists.

“This is the second year we are hosting this program and we anticipate it will be just as successful as last year,” Jim Simon, Associate Dean of the Medina campus said. “Through the Biotech Camp, middle school students explore different areas of science, biology and technology and discover career options that they may not have considered or even knew existed. It’s a great opportunity, but with only twenty slots to fill – I strongly recommend registering for it soon.”

A $25 registration fee is due by July 15, 2009, which includes a scrub top for each student, supplies, lunch, snacks, and beverages each day. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the campus center daily. Camp is limited to the first twenty participants. Contact the Medina campus at 585-798-1688 or R-AHEC at 585-786-6275 for a registration form.