IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel this years Health Careers Summer Camp. This decision was a difficult to make however, we need to consider not only the recommendations for social distancing, but also the capacity of our healthcare systems and academia institutions who provide the experiences for those attending the camp.
Thank you for your understanding.
In partnership with the Fox Valley Health Care Alliances, NEWAHEC offers one health careers camp for approximately 20 students in the 11 county NEWAHEC region.
The Health Careers Summer Camp is a 4-day, 3-night program that provides opportunities for high school students to experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skills training are included as a part of the camp experience. Chaperones are present on site at all times.
Regional students apply online starting March 1st. A limited number of students are selected to attend camp based on the information provided in their applications. Students attending camp are provided lodging at UW-Oshkosh campus. Camp expenses; including the cost of meals, lodging and transportation, are paid by organizations sponsoring the camps. Campers are expected to pay a nominal confirmation fee, which is due upon acceptance to camp. The confirmation fee is nonrefundable, with financial assistance available if needed.
Summer 2020 Dates:
|Fox Valley Health Careers Summer Camp (Oshkosh):
June 14 – June 17, 2020
High School Students from the following counties within the NEWAHEC region are eligible to attend either the Fox Valley Area Health Careers Summer Camp or the Lakeshore Area Health Careers Summer Camp:
How To Apply
The Health Careers Summer Camp uses an online application that must be completed once it is begun. Since you may not “save as you go,” you are encouraged to first work through the application offline using the PDF version of the application. If you complete your essay using a word processing program prior to completing the online application, you may simply cut and paste your essay into the online application form. There are links below to both the online application and the PDF version of the application.
To complete your application, you will need to have two teachers complete an online teacher recommendation form. There are links below to the “Request for Teacher Recommendation”, which you may print off and give to the teachers from whom you are requesting a recommendation. This request form includes the URL address to direct your teachers to the online recommendation form they need to complete for your application.
All students once selected to attend the Health Careers Camp will be required to have current immunizations! Health facilities require students be current on immunizations and have either a two step TB skin test or the Quantiferon blood draw test completed within the last year – no earlier (Test result must be negative). A copy of your TB skin test must be included with the rest of the camp paperwork mailed to Northeastern WI AHEC. All students must also accurately complete the Medical Form with current immunization information!
The average TB skin test cost ranges from $10.00 to $20.00. The student must return within 48-72 hours after each of the tests have been administered, for a reading of the TB test results (a total of 4 visits). Please contact your local health department or Doctor’s office for details.
A complete application includes the following online forms:
Application Materials opens on March 1st, 2020
June 14 – 17, 2020
Fox Valley camp PDF- View Only
Request for Teacher Recommendation – Printable form:
Teachers if you have been selected as a reference by a student applying to the Health Careers Summer Camp we ask that you take 5 to 7 minutes to complete the Recommendation form below. Once you have completed the form and clicked the submit “>>” button, your form will automatically be e-mailed to the camp director.
Online Teacher Recommendation Form: Click Here
Teacher Recommendation PDF-View Only
For more information on the Health Careers Summer Camps or the registration process, see Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional information, please contact Brenda Birringer by phone at 920-652-0238 or by email at [email protected]