Virginia Hospital Center and Northern Virginia Community College are once again offering CAMP MED, a week-long camp with hands-on activities for middle school students who are interested in healthcare. The camp is open to all middle school students but preference will be given to students who have not attended this camp. A registration fee of $30.00 is required with the application but will be waived on request of a parent or guidance counselor. There are 24 slots per camp session.
This is a camp designed to provide opportunities for middle school students to interact with the many health care professionals who work in an acute care setting. Students who wish to participate should have an interest in a healthcare career.
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. The length of the camp for each session is one week from 9:00AM to 3:00PM each day. On Tuesday and Thursday of each week, we travel by bus to Northern Virginia Community College in Springfield for activities which include but are not limited to CSI, CPR for Health Savers, pathology and forensics.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from Virginia Hospital Center and students must agree to follow the published guidelines for the camp. Students will be supervised at all times.
Lunch is provided for students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday and Friday, students should bring a lunch or purchase in the hospital cafeteria. Please let us know if the student has dietary restrictions.
The registration fee for each student covers postage, mailings, scrub shirts, and stethoscopes. The actual cost for each camper including the bus transportation to NVCC is covered with a grant from the Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association and Virginia Hospital Center.
Please have the student fill out the application, and sign the guidelines. Parents must complete the permission form for the student to participate.