Our regional health career camps are designed for high school students, ages 16 and older, residing within the Scenic Rivers AHEC region, and who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career.
Each camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. We work with healthcare organizations and post-secondary educational institutions across our service region to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experiences. These experiences include multiple job shadows, participation in simulation labs, and exploration of healthcare programs at area colleges.
There are two residential Health Career Camps offered each summer. The northern region camp is located in La Crosse and is set for June 21-24, 2020. The southern region camp is located in Platteville with the dates of June 28-July 1, 2020. Students can apply to either camp or both (students would only be selected to attend one camp).
Camp applications are now open. A PDF copy of the application is here. You may compose your personal statement in a word processing program such as Word and paste it into the application. Two teacher references are required for a complete application.
2020 Camp is transitioning to a virtual format,
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HEALTH CAREER CAMPS
Health Careers Camp - La Crosse
The La Crosse Health Careers Camp is from June 21-24, 2020.
The northern region camp is located in La Crosse, and includes travel to explore facilities like: Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Gundersen Healthcare System and Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua. Students will have opportunities to interact and job shadow with a variety of health care professionals. The camp is also a great opportunity for students to visit college campuses with like-minded peers as they prepare for post-secondary education. Campus visits with hands-on lab activities in Departments including Nursing, Physician Assistant, Radiography, Physical Therapy, Emergency Medicine and others are included at Viterbo University, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College.
The cost of the camp is $95, which includes nine meals, snacks, lodging, materials and local program transportation. Payment is due after students are selected to attend camp. (Financial assistance may be available) Students will stay in a modern air-conditioned dormitory and have most meals on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. Camp arrival is about 3:00 pm on Sunday. Camp graduation is at about 2:00 pm on Wednesday.
Camp Counselor Application
2020 Camp is transitioning to a virtual format. We are NOT seeking counselors for summer 2020. Please check back for 2021!
Scenic Rivers AHEC will offer two Health Careers Camps this summer. They are set for Sunday, June 21 - Wednesday, June 24 in La Crosse and Sunday, June 28 Wednesday, July 1 in Platteville. We encourage college students pursing health career majors to apply to serve as camp counselors. Counselors must be at least 21 years of age at the time of camp because of insurance requirements for transporting students. Counselors and students stay on campus in modern, air-conditioned dormitories.
Overall, counselors serve as role models, mentors and leaders for the high school participants. Counselors will strengthen their leadership skills as well as also gain additional information and experiences in future healthcare careers.
Counselors are provided room and board and receive a stipend following camp. Counselor duties start about 1:00 pm on Sunday through the camp graduation/dismissal at about 2:00 pm on Wednesday. For additional details and counselor responsibilities, please see the counselor position description here.
- Complete the online application by April 25, 2020. Once you start the online application, you must complete the entire form, as the application cannot be saved. You may wish to view the application before you go online to apply. A PDF copy of the application is here.
- Email a copy of your resume and two letters of recommendation to Bob Matysik by April 17, 2020.
Health Careers Camp - Platteville
The Platteville Health Careers Camp is from June 28-July 1, 2020.
The southern region camp is located in Platteville, and includes travel to explore facilities like: Southwest Technical College's Health Occupations options, Grant County Health Department, and UW-Platteville's Anatomy & Physiology and Human Performance/Exercise Science labs. Additionally, participants will visit and have job shadows and hands on experiences at Southwest Health System and Grant Regional Health Center.
The cost of the camp is $95, which includes nine meals, snacks, lodging, materials and local program transportation. Payment is due after students are selected to attend camp. (Financial assistance may be available). Students will stay in a modern air-conditioned dormitory and have most meals on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. Camp arrival is about 3:00 pm on Sunday. Camp graduation is at about 2:00 pm on Wednesday.
A PDF copy of the application is here. You could compose your personal statement in a word processing program such as Word and paste it into the application.
Teacher References: To complete your application, please have two current teachers or a teacher and a counselor complete a reference form for you. The form is online and located at the link here. A PDF copy of the application is here. The 2 teacher references are also due by March 31, 2020.
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