2016 Summer Camps A Success

FHL Summer Camp photo

One of SEAHEC’s most inspiring youth activities are the annual week-long Future Health Leaders Summer Camps. We organize two camps, one sponsored by the Tohono O’odham Nation, and the other sponsored by the Arizona Area Health Education Center. Summer Camps are packed with exciting opportunities to explore health careers, develop friendships and leadership skills, prepare for college, and learn about the latest advances in the healthcare industry. Our 2016 AHEC Future Health Leaders (FHL) Summer Camp ran from June 12-18, and the Tohono O’odham Summer Camp ran from June 20-26. Tohono O’odham FHL Summer Camp The Tohono O’odham Future Health Leaders Summer Camp provides an exploration of health careers in the context of Tohono O’odham cultural heritage. This year’s Camp took the students from the Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) Campus to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, and back again. The students explored a number of topics related to practicing as a health professional in the Tohono O’odham Community. On the first day, the students received an orientation to camp, and moved into the TOCC dorms where they would be based during Camp week. On Tuesday, They learned about “Healthy Living” by examining aspects of our food system,… Continue reading

Tohono O’odham Future Health Leaders Summer Camp 2015

Tohono O'odham Summer Camp Project

  From June 22nd-28th Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) and the Tohono O’odham Nation hosted the Third Annual Future Health Leaders Summer Camp at the Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) in Sells, Arizona. The Tribal College hosted 16 O’odham high school students who shared an interest in exploring the vast world of healthcare and its professions. The group of eight boys and eight girls, who come from various districts across the reservation, stayed in the TOCC dorms during the weeklong exploration of health careers and O’odham culture. A key strategy of the summer camp is to expose students to health concepts through activities that highlight both O’odham Himdag (O’odham culture, way of life, and values) and modern healthcare practices. Continue reading

2014 Summer Camps

SEAHEC’S Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs participated in two summer camps this June. Members of the Tohono O’odham FHL Clubs at Baboquivari and Tohono O’odham High Schools met on the Tohono O’odham Community College Campus for a week of scientific inquiry, career exploration, and traditional skill building activities. Five students from the Rio Rico and Nogales High School Clubs traveled to Phoenix to join the AHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp hosted at Grand Canyon University. SEAHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp Participants at Tohono O’odham Nation gathered under the traditional “wato” they built as one of their camp projects. Continue reading