Through experiential learning, Scrubs Camp, a three-day camp for grades 10-12, provides opportunities for high school students in Central Minnesota to explore health care and human services related careers. By partnering with local employers, students are exposed to in-demand careers. St. Cloud State, in partnership with HealthForce Minnesota, offered the first Scrubs Camps in June 2016.
By the numbers
- 19 scholarship recipients in 2016
- About 80 students attended Scrubs Camps in 2016
- 33% of attendees in 2016 were sophomores
- In 2016 six students traveled more than 60 miles to attend
- 15 summer Scrubs Camps throughout Minnesota
High school students spent hands-on time in St. Cloud State’s School of Health and Human Services’ facilities learning about nursing, social work, gerontology, medical laboratory science, speech language pathology and audiology, among others.
“With the growing need for health care workers, we wanted to provide an opportunity for high school students to experience life on a college campus, to explore a variety of career paths and ultimately pursue a career in a health-related field,” Meredith said.
2017 sponsors include CentraCare Health, The Good Shepherd Community, Rejuv Medical and St. Cloud Area School District 742.