ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Some area students are already starting out on their careers in healthcare, years before they apply for college.
Middle scholars are going through a three-day camp at OSF St. Anthony College of Nursing. The students are getting a hands-on experience during the explore health-care camp.. through activities like providing treatment for life-like mannequins to learning what happens in a decontamination tent.
Katia Pena, 8th Grader at Eisenhower Middle School, says "I like doing the pharmacy thing because it was really exciting to mix the different ointments together and stuff."
The Explore Healthcare Camp will run through Thursday this week. It's open to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.