In partnership with the Lakeshore and Fox Valley Health Care Alliances, NEWAHEC offers two health careers camp for approximately 40 students in the Lakeshore and Fox Valley region.
The Health Careers Summer Camp is a 5-day, 4-night program that provides opportunities 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.
Regional students apply online starting March 1st. 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 Sliver Lake 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 confirmation fee, which is due upon acceptance to camp. The confirmation fee is nonrefundable, with financial assistance available if needed.
High School Students from the following counties within the NEWAHEC region are eligible to attend either the Fox Valley Area Health Careers Summer Camp or the Lakeshore Area Health Careers Summer Camp:
How To Apply
The Health Careers Summer Camp uses an online application that must be completed once it is begun. Since you may not “save as you go,” you are encouraged to first work through the application offline using the PDF version of the application. If you complete your essay using a word processing program prior to completing the online application, you may simply cut and paste your essay into the online application form. There are links below to both the online application and the PDF version of the application.
To complete your application, you will need to have two teachers complete an online teacher recommendation form. There are links below to the “Request for Teacher Recommendation”, which you may print off and give to the teachers from whom you are requesting a recommendation. This request form includes the URL address to direct your teachers to the online recommendation form they need to complete for your application.
All students selected to attend the Health Careers Camp in 2018 will participate in a job shadowing experience during camp. Health facilities require job-shadowing students be current on immunizations and have a two step TB skin test completed within the last year – no earlier. (Test result must be negative to job-shadow.) A copy of your TB skin test must be included with the rest of the camp paperwork mailed to Northeastern WI AHEC. All students must also accurately complete the Medical Form with current immunization information!
The average cost ranges from $10.00 to $20.00. The student must return within 48-72 hours after the test has been administered for a reading of the TB test results. Please contact your local health department or Doctor’s office for details.
A complete application includes the following online forms:
- Student Information Page
- Student Personal Statement- Essay
- Two Teacher References
- One from either a Math or Science Teacher
- One from either an English or Fine Arts Teacher
Stay tuned for the 2018 information
For more information on the Health Careers Summer Camps or the registration process, see Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional information, please contact Brenda Birringer by phone at 920-652-0238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org