Responsibilities include assisting the campers with their carbohydrate selections, passing A.M. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, creating and presenting educational games on nutrition and diabetes. You may also participate in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with a medical team. The medical staff stays in Mirto Lodge at Camp Fitch, which has bunk beds and showers and there will also be complementary meals.
I volunteered last summer and have been asked to come back again this summer. I had a lot of fun and was able to apply what I had learned in my classes (The Exchange List from 358 and projects from 360 came in handy!). Aside from a few classes, I had limited knowledge of diabetes, and this experience provided me a better understanding of diabetes. I was also able to network with the medical staff and had down time to participate in the fun activities the campers enjoyed like water skiing, horseback riding, and zip lining.
The RDs are looking for one more student volunteer, preferably a Junior or Senior, but you can apply if you have completed your Sophomore year in May. This is a great opportunity and if it sounds interesting to you, please let me know so I can provide you with more information!
Jenny Dang email@example.com
Pennsylvania State University
Nutritional Sciences Major| Dietetics Option
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