MASH Camps

MASH Camp, or the Medical Academy of Science and Health, is a fun and educational day camp for students to explore health careers. Students are exposed to a variety of health professions, covering everything from on-the-job-training to an advanced college degree.

Campers enjoy two to three days of fun and interaction at a local hospital, where they will:

  • Learn about a variety of health professions as viable career options;
  • Learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties, and personal qualities of successful health professionals and para-professionals; and
  • Participate in interactive, hands-on workshops* that highlight the skills, equipment, technology, and resources used by health professionals.

As part of the camp experience, each participant will receive scrubs and lanyard with name badge to wear at camp; breakfast, lunch, and snacks; certificate of participation; and lots of attention from caring health professionals!

MASH Camps held during the summer are for students entering the 8th and 9th grades**. MASH Camps held during the school year are for students currently in the 8th and 9th grades.

*Workshop topics vary by healthcare facility and may include physical therapy, nursing, surgery, food service, clinical laboratory sciences, cardiac care, pathology, diagnostic imaging, recreational therapy, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and others.

**MASH Camp is typically for students entering the 8th and 9th grades, however, some camp locations have opted for a different age range of students. The age range for each camp is listed below.

Upcoming MASH Camps

Applications for several upcoming MASH camps are now open!

June 26 and 27, 2018
Cayuga Medical in Ithaca, NY (Students entering the 8th and 9th grades)
The application for Cayuga Medical MASH camp is open.

July 11 and 12, 2018
Loretto Health and Rehabilitation in Syracuse, NY (Students entering the 9th, 10th and 11th grades)
The application for Loretto MASH camp is open. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

July 23 and 24, 2018
Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY (Students entering the 8th and 9th grades)
The application for Arnot Ogden Medical Center MASH camp is open. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2018. ($40 per camper)

July 24 and 25, 2018
UHS Wilson in Binghamton, NY (Students entering the 9th and 10th grades)
The application for UHS Wilson MASH camp is open. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018. ($35 per camper)

July 26 and 27, 2018
Cortland Regional in Cortland, NY (Students entering the 8th and 9th grades)
The application for the Cortland Regional MASH Camp is open. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2018. ($25 per camper)

August 1 and 2, 2018
Oswego Health in Oswego, NY (Students entering the 8th and 9th grades)
The application for the Oswego Health MASH Camp is open. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2018.

August 2 and 3, 2018
Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY (Students entering the 8th and 9th grades)
The application for the Lourdes MASH Camp is open. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018. All forms will need to be turned in by July 1, 2018. ($25 per camper)

Dates TBD (February dates postponed due to flu outbreak)
Upstate Medical Community Campus