Welcome to the LAB!
Medics Camp is excited to announce our community partnership again this year with the CALIPER Project from the Hospital for Sick Children. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in the onsite CALIPER Project clinics run by SickKids research staff on Friday July 21st at Alexander Mackenzie HS in Richmond Hill and on Friday August 4th at Bur Oak SS in Markham at Medics Camp this summer. The CALIPER study is a nation-wide initiative at The Hospital for Sick Children to improve the diagnosis and care of children with medical concerns. The goal is to establish normal ranges for blood test interpretation in children. To date, over 12,300 children and adolescents have participated in CALIPER. Participation will help children with medical concerns across Canada!
Participation is completely voluntary and participants can withdrawal from participating at any time.
Completion of a short online health questionnaire;
Informed participant and parental/guardian consent (if less than 16 years of age);
A small blood sample (approximately one (1) teaspoon).
CALIPER participants will receive:
Two (2) community service hours;
Choice of a CALIPER t-shirt or teddy bear.
Siblings and other family members aged 1-18 of registered campers of any camp weeks are invited to participate at the onsite CALIPER Project clinics hosted by SickKids research staff on Friday July 21, 2023 in Richmond Hill and on Friday August 4th in Markham. Participation is easy and testing takes approximately 20 minutes. Please visit the CALIPER project website here for more information if you have any questions.
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Medics Camp encourages kids and their families to explore the fantastic fascinating world of fungi with us. One of our camp topics is germs and we typically focus primarily on viruses and bacteria and realized we have not given fungi enough attention. Not all germs are harmful, in fact some bacteria and fungi are very healthy for our bodies, helpful to the environment and used in medicines.
If you and your child are looking for a fun and educational activity for consider growing your own mushrooms! Our friends at Grow Mushrooms Canada recommend their easiest to grow indoor kits - blue oyster, elm oyster, yellow oyster and lion's mane. For outdoors Wine Cap is a great choice.
They also have lots of great links to educational videos on their website's Learn to Grow page.
Medics Camp Book Recommendation:
The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
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