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 healthcare facility, 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
Auburn Community Hospital– April 17 & 18, 2019. Application closed. This camp is for students currently in the 7th and 8th grades** There will be a $25 fee to attend.
Pathfinder Village- July 12 & 13, 2019 OR July 19 & 20, 2019. Application now open! This camp is for students entering the 10th or 11th grade. This application is closed.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center- July 24 & 25, 2019. Application now open! This camp is for students entering the 8th, 9th and 10th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. This application is closed.
A.O. Fox Hospital- July 25, 2019. For students entering the 8th and 9th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. This application has closed.
Cayuga Medical Center- July 30 & 31, 2019. This application is closed.
Community Memorial Hospital- August 6 & 7, 2019. Application now open! To access the application, please click here. Once you are signed in click here to fill out an application. Application closes July 23rd, 2019.
Oswego Health- August 7 & 8, 2019. This application is closed.
Crouse Community Center– August 7, 2019. This application has closed.
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital- August 15th & 16th, 2019. For students entering the 8th and 9th grades. This application has closed.
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