CampMed 2016 and the waitlist are full
Please check back in early January 2017 for information on next year’s camp.
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.
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.
Please have the student fill out the application, and sign the guidelines. Parents must complete the permission form for the student to participate.
If your child is no longer in the age ranges for CampMed, please consider having your child volunteer at a hospital near you. Volunteers at Virginia Hospital Center, age 16 and up, may qualify as camp counselors during CampMed. For more information on our Volunteer Services click here.
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