The Health Careers Summer Camp is a 5 day program that provides an opportunity for high school students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skills training are included as a part of the camp experience. Chaperones are present on site at all times. The first annual Health Careers Summer Camp was held in July of 2005 in Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties. In the summer of 2007, a second camp was added in the Fox Valley area.
A limited number of students are selected to attend camp based on the information provided in their applications. Students attending camp are provided lodging at either the Lakeland College or UW-Oshkosh campus, depending on the camp location. Camp expenses; including the cost of meals, lodging and transportation, are paid by organizations sponsoring the camps. Campers are expected to pay a nominal registration fee, which is due upon acceptance to camp. The registration fee is nonrefundable, with scholarships available if needed. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on registering for camp.
High School students from the following counties within the NEWAHEC region are eligible to attend:
Brown Calumet Door Fond Du Lac Kewaunee Manitowoc
Outagamie Ozaukee Sheboygan Washington Winnebago
These unique camps are a collaboration of the following organizations:
Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center