Campers Get Their Paws Wet

8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, July 28 2010 Jul 28, 2010 Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:16:36 AM CDT July 28, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Kids from across the state attended the Summers at Mizzou camps starting Monday.

The program offers six different camps to a total of 109 campers. The camps offer career exploration and college living experience to kids. Camper age range between 12 and 18 years old.

It is the first time in six years the College of Veterinary Medicine has held a summer program. During the "Dog Days of Summer Camp," kids get to walk in a veterinarian's shoes. Throughout the week they practice lab skills, operate on mock patients, and observe small and large animals.

On Monday the campers visited Discovery Ridge off Highway 63 where they observed mice and worked with microscopes. The kids toured the building which is a facility for Mizzou's life sciences program.

The five other camps offered through Summers at Mizzou include Build-a-Business, GeoTech, Director's Cut, Scrub-In to a Health Career, and Four Star Chef. The camps will continue through Thursday.

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