Health Careers Camps are five day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. This unique camp is a collaboration of Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges, and area healthcare practitioners. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions.

For summer 2017, we are pleased to offer 2 overnight camps:

  • June 25th – June 29th in the Fox Valley Area (Oshkosh)
  • July 16th – July 20th in the Lakeshore Area (Manitowoc)

Some counselors may be asked to transport campers to and from local facilities, and will need driver authorization.  Counselors will report for orientation on Sunday and assist through camp dismissal on Thursday evening.  Counselors receive room and board, as well as a stipend.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the students on outings to hospitals/clinics/schools etc., keeping them on time, reminding them to act professionally etc.
  • Interacting with students, answering questions, developing a trusting relationship with students
  • Attending all scheduled activities and supervising students during these activities
  • Assisting with team building activities on the first day
  • Staying in dorms with students, enforcing curfews, providing nightly activities
  • Basic first aid if necessary
  • Assisting with camp set up on Sunday before campers arrive
  • Assisting with registration and orientation activities
  • Co-leading daily check-in meetings
  • Lakeshore – act as driver (mini-vans are used to transport students)
  • Fox Valley – help usher students on and off of buses
  • Opportunity to present topics to campers on your experiences (choosing the right college, how to study for college tests, applying for Medical school, etc..)

To apply for a position as a Health Careers Camp counselor, send the following information to the camp director listed below: 

  • Completed online application
  • Two letters of reference from a college instructor, school representative, and/or employer
  • Resume

Northeastern Regional Camp Director:

Brenda Birringer
NEWAHEC Camp Director
925 South 15th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
brendab@newahec.org