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Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitians

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 15th – Saturday, July 22nd.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes.  Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week.  Room and board is provided free of charge.

Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Andrea Ross and Maggie Morgan.

Andrea, who is currently a senior, shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal.  I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please providethe following by March 31st via email or regular mail. 1.  A copy of your resume.2.  A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.3.  A copy of your “advising transcript”. Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail: Renee Slabic, RD, LDN9570 Tileyard Rd.Waterford, PA  16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by April 30.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com  with any questions.  Applicants may also contact Andrea Ross at andrea.ross329@gmail.com or Maggie Morgan at maggiemorgan35@gmail.com.

Dr. Barclay’s Camp – seeking dietitian volunteers

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 23rd – Saturday, July 30th.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes.  Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week.  Room and board is provided free of charge.

Jenny Dang, Penn State graduate who volunteered at Camp Barclay for the past 2 years, wrote the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal. The other volunteers and I were all able to request time off from our preceptors. I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please provide the following by March 31st via email or regular mail. 1.  A copy of your resume. 2.  A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it. 3.  A copy of your “advising transcript”. Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail:  Renee Slabic, RD, LDN 9570 Tileyard Rd.Waterford, PA  16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by April 30.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com or Jenny Dang at jennydang731@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Camp Hamwi – Residential summer camp for children with diabetes seeks student workers

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for the dietary staff at Camp Hamwi, a residential summer camp for children living with diabetes.  This is a unique summer job opportunity that will give students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary health care team operates Camp Hamwi.  This team includes dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, paramedics, physicians, and medical students.  Students can benefit from working as part of this specialized medical team no matter where they are in their education.

As a member of the dietary staff, students can expect to spend 95% of their time working in the kitchen helping to prepare and serve meals and snacks.  The remainder of the time is spent teaching nutrition education to campers and assisting in night rounds.  More experienced students are encouraged to apply for the food service director and assistant food service director positions.  Job descriptions are attached.

2016 Student JOB DESCRIPTION 2016 AFSD JOB DESCRIPTION 2016 FSD JOB DESCRIPTION

The work experience takes place at Camp Hamwi, a diabetes camp that has been in existence for 48 years.  Located in Danville, Ohio, Camp Hamwi is held exclusively for children between the ages of 7 – 17 and who have a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Staff orientation for Camp Hamwi 2016 is mandatory and will be held two days, Friday, July 22ndand Saturday, July 23rd.  Camp Hamwi 2016 will be held July 24th – August 6th.  Students will receive a weekly stipend of $190, free room and board, and $50 compensation for attending the mandatory 2-day orientation.  There are two weekly sessions.  Please note that students will typically work one week of camp:

 Senior Challenge Week (ages 13-17)                   July 24th – 30th 

Junior Challenge Week (ages 7-12)                      July 31st – August 6th

 Interested students should 1) complete an online application and 2) gather 3 reference forms.  The link to the online application process AND reference forms can be found on the front page of our website http://www.diabetesohio.org/

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with …

(In the box labeled “Summer Camp Registration Is Open,” click on “Click for more information”).

Deadline for submission of online application is Friday, April 1, 2016 (The Ohio State University student deadline is March 10, 2016).  Reference forms must be sealed in their own envelopes and signed by the person completing the form.  All 3 reference forms should be mailed together in one envelope to my attention at the address provided below.  The completed materials will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule phone interviews.

Jenny C. Shrodes, RD, LD

1100 Dennison Avenue

Columbus, OH  43201

Mobile: 614/582-1290

Email: jshrodes@diabetesohio.org

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes

The following Post was contributed by Jenny Dang, Nutritional Sciences student.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for Nutrition Students.
I wanted to let you all know of a volunteer opportunity this summer at Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes during the week of July 19-25. It is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA) and you would be working with about 25 children with diabetes, ages 8-16. The student volunteers work closely with the medical residents, Physician Assistants, nurses, Registered Dietitians, and an Endocrinologist, but you would be working under the direction of two Registered Dietitians.

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!

Thanks,
Jenny Dang   jad5863@psu.edu
Pennsylvania State University
Nutritional Sciences Major| Dietetics Option
Environmental Inquiry| International Agriculture Minors

UNICEF Penn State | Public Relations Chair
Student Sustainability Advisory Council 2014-2015
Student Nutrition Association | Secretary

People to People Career Fair – Thursday, Feb. 27

The 2014 People to People Career Fair is next week on February 27 in the Bryce Jordan Center from 10am to 2pm.  The focus of this Career Fair is on opportunities through full-time positions, internships, summer jobs, and volunteering to gain experience that impacts the well-being and development of others. Over 75 employers are attending.  The event is sponsored by Career Services, the College of Health & Human Development, Smeal College of Business, College of Education, and the College of Liberal Arts.  For more information go to http://careerfairs.psu.edu/people/ .

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Information Sessions with Kraft Foods and Nestle USA Inc. this week

Check out the Career Services posting for this week.  Information sessions are being held for positions with Nestle (February 11, tonight) and Kraft Foods (Feb 13, Thursday night) this week.  Also don’t forget the People to People Career Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center on February 27, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Meet with employers from Camps, Health and Fitness, Hospitals, Clinics and Treatment Centers, Non-profit agencies and more.

Career Services Weekly Posting – Week of February 10, 2014

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes

We are looking for 2-3 dietetic students, preferably in their junior or senior year, to volunteer at diabetes camp from July 20 through July 26, 2014.  Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes has been in existence since 1977.  It is a medically supervised 1 week summer camp for children with diabetes, ages 8-16, and is located within Camp Fitch (an ACA accredited YMCA camp) in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA).   It’s staffed with medical residents, physician assistants, nurse, dietitians and other volunteer health care professionals/students, under the medical direction of an endocrinologist.  This is a mainstream camp.  Most of the children at CampFitch do not have diabetes.  Typically, there are 25-35 children with diabetes who attend every year.  During the week, campers with diabetes do all the same activities as “typical” campers, from water skiing to horseback riding to climbing walls. They are given the opportunity to increase their independence in managing their diabetes as they attend daily educational sessions in coping and management skills and interact with other children who also have diabetes.

Student volunteers would be working under the direction of 2 registered dietitians (one of whom is a certified diabetes educator).

Responsibilities include preparing and dispensing sugar free punch, working in the dining hall, assisting the campers with their carbohydrate selections (including those wearing insulin pumps), passing A.M. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, so the appropriate amount of mealtime insulin can be given.

Student volunteers have also helped to create and present educational games on nutrition and diabetes.  They may also participate in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with a medical team (physician, physician assistant, dietitian).

The medical staff stays in Mirto Lodge at CampFitch, which is equipped with bunk beds and showers.  We eat all meals in the dining hall and the camp food is delicious!

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for student dietitians.  For more information, contact Darlene at darprz@neo.rr.com.  Interested candidates can go to the Camp Fitch website:  www.campfitchymca.org.  Students who respond to this letter may be asked to provide some additional information.

Sincerely,

Darlene Przybyszewski, RD, LDN, CDE and Renee Slabic, RD

c/o Diabetes Institute at UPMC Hamot
104 East 2nd Street, 8th Floor
Erie, PA 16507

Food Service Internship at Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake

Camp Ronald McDonald has five paid positions that will provide students the complete experience of Food Service in a Camp setting from May 28 – August 17, 2014.  The program been extremely successful for the past 14 years and has pulled students from all over the US including Pennsylvania.  All those who have participated have found it a unique Food Service Experience that allows dietetic students the ability to touch the lives of special campers through nutrition.  This experience has been quoted to be a “life internship” as well.

Camp Ronald McDonald is a fully accessible residential camp for campers with special needs.  It is located in the high Sierras on the grounds of beautiful Eagle Lake.  A project of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, the goal of Camp Ronald McDonald is to provide confidence-building experiences to campers who are “at-risk”, disadvantaged and/or living with physical or emotional disabilities. Programs are designed to support each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment.

Please visit their website www.campronald.org for job descriptions and an application.  Feel free to contact Vicky Flaig, MEd, RD, Camp Director with any questions.   (916) 734-4230 – Office;

Camp Ronald McDonald Intern Flyer

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.

 

 

Camp Hamwi Seeking Student Dietitians for Summer 2014 Diabetes Camp

Looking for a summer experience in Nutrition and enjoy working with children? Consider applying for positions for  Student Dietitian,  Assistant Food Service Director, or for more advanced students, Food Service Director at Camp Hamwi.  The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi, a residential summer camp for children living with diabetes.  This is a unique summer job opportunity that will give students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

 Each year a multidisciplinary health care team operates Camp Hamwi.  This team includes dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, nursing students, paramedics, physicians, and medical students. Students can benefit from working as part of this specialized medical team no matter where they are in their education.

 As a member of the dietary staff, students can expect to spend 95% of the time working in the kitchen to help prepare and serve meals and snacks.  The remainder of the time is spent teaching nutrition education to campers and assisting in night rounds.  More experienced students are encouraged to apply for the food service director and assistant food service director positions.

The work experience takes place at Camp Hamwi, a diabetes camp that has been in existence for 46 years.  Camp Mohaven is the home base for our camp, which is located in Danville, Ohio.  Camp Hamwi is held exclusively for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes between the ages of 7 and 17.

Staff orientation for Camp Hamwi 2014 is mandatory and will be held two days, Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th.  Camp Hamwi 2014 will be held July 27thAugust 9th.  Students will receive a weekly stipend of $190, free room and board and $50 compensation for attending the 2-day orientation. The dates for camp are as follows:

            Senior Challenge Week (ages 13-17)                July 27thAugust 2nd

Junior Challenge Week (ages 7-12)                  August 3rdAugust 9th

Interested students should complete an application and gather 3 reference forms.  Reference forms must be sealed in their own envelopes and signed by the person completing the form.  The forms can be found at this website http://www.diabetesohio.org/Programs/CampHamwi/StaffAppInfo.aspx   Application and reference forms should be mailed/ hand delivered together in one envelope, addressed to the attention of Jennifer C. Shrodes, RD, LD at 1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, OH  43201 and postmarked or delivered by the deadline, or sent electronically to jshrodes@diabetesohio.org. Deadline for application submission is Friday, March 14, 2014, 5pm EST.  The completed materials will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews by March 21, 2014.