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Virginia Hospital Center and Northern Virginia Community College offer Camp Med, a week-long camp with hands-on activities for middle school students who are interested in healthcare. Students will interact with the many health care professionals who work in an acute care setting.
Camp Med is open to all middle school (rising 6th through rising 9th grade) students. Preference will be given to students who have not attended this camp in prior years. The camp is mainly funded through a grant from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association however, a small fee is required as part of the application. Scholarship may be awarded
on an as-needed basis.
Parents must attend the orientation-registration night.
The length of the camp for each session is one week from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.
All activities are " hands-on" and include a mock OR, learning to use a stethoscope, a health fair, simulation in the pulmonary and cardiac catheterization lab, pharmacy, radiology, emergency department, rehabilitation and medical diagnostics.
On Tuesday and Thursday of each week, campers travel by charter bus to Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield for activities which include but are not limited to crime scene management and investigation, CPR, pathology and forensics.
Students who wish to participate should have an interest in a healthcare career.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from Virginia Hospital Center. There is no before or after care. Students will be supervised at all times and they must agree to follow the guidelines for the camp.