Campers will do a different sort of exploring this summer as the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College hosts its first Scrubs Camp from June 9-11.
The camp gives high school students entering grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore the many careers in health sciences through hands-on activities and treks into health care facilities in the community.
Scrubs Camp is cosponsored by HealthForce MN, the Center of Excellence in health care for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The center focuses on health care innovation, diversity and learning. The first Scrubs Camp was held in 2008 in Winona, and this year nine of the popular camps will be offered throughout the state.
The $200 camp fee covers housing in M State’s student apartments, meals in the college cafeteria, the set of scrubs that participants will wear during the camp and an array of sessions led by health care professionals and instructors in the college’s health care programs. Scholarships are available for students with a financial need.
M State offers health care career opportunities through programs in biological sciences, nursing, radiologic technology, surgical technology, medical lab technology, phlebotomy, dental assisting, dental hygiene, pharmacy technology, health information technology and medical office specialties.