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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Middle School Scrubs Camp -- Rochester
Sponsoring Organization: HealthForce Minnesota

Main Contact
Name: Brady Malecha
Title: K-16 Coordinator
Address: HealthForce Minnesota, 400 South Broadway, Ste 300
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 458-5116
Fax: (507) 535-2531
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 6 , 7 , 8


This camp is located at Rochester Community & Technical College. Our programs focus on math and science. This is just of sampling of what type of classes students are taking: Anatomy, Forensic Science, Clinical Lab Sciences, Dental, and Health Exercise and Rehabilitation Science. Among the most popular sessions are Anatomy in Clay, DNA in Action, Public Health and Epidemiology, and the SIM LAB. Students are creating the human body and its organs from clay, collecting their DNA in test tubes, conducting a food-borne disease outbreak investigation through lab analysis as part of the epidemiology focus, and working together as a team to save a persons life simulation mannequin by reading the vital signs, determining how much medication to give the person, etc. One lab experience is testing water quality after collecting water samples. As part of the Camp evaluations, students take a pre-survey and post-survey to see what types of math and science classes they are taking, and after camp what type of math and science classes they are going to take. We ask about such classes as algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, biology, chemistry and physics. Scrubs Camps are unlike any other science-based summer camp. They are learning much and applying their knowledge through many hands-on activities.


Students will explore many healthcare careers. They will participate in hands-on activities and tour medical facilities. They will learn what type of classes they need to take in middle school and high school if they are interested in the healthcare field.

Program Dates

June 13-14, 2017 P

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $0
Fees: $45
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0