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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Scrubs Camp - Metro Augsburg
Sponsoring Organization: HealthForce Minnesota

Main Contact
Name: Steve Peacock
Title: Community Relations Dire
Address: 2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 330-1583
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


This camp is located at Augsburg 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.


A variety of sessions are offered. The students get an overview of each session on the first day of camp and are then asked to make their own schedule by picking what sounds the most interesting to them. Field trips to medical facilities are also offered. Evening activities include games, movies, ropes course, talent show, and some small group time to reflect on what the campers have learned each day.

Program Dates

July 9-13, 2018

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $0
Fees: $430
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0