Parent FAQs

What is Scrubs Camp?

Scrubs Camps are day-long events where students will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their professions. Students will also have a chance to experience these professions through many fun, interactive activities throughout the day. They will learn about the educational requirements for each profession and hear about what they should do throughout their high school years to help plan for a career in the healthcare industry.

What will the day be like?

Each camp varies slightly, however, the general format is the same from camp to camp. Upon arriving at the camp, students will register and receive camp materials. Throughout the day, they will go to several sessions and hear from approximately 5-10 healthcare speakers, perform many hands-on healthcare career-related activities and learn more about educational opportunities in South Dakota. Lunch will be served on site. Camps will run approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. For more detailed information on specific camps, visit www.healthcareers.sd.gov or contact the site coordinator directly. Site Coordinator’s contact information is also located on the link above under "Camp Locator".

Does it cost to attend a camp?

There is no charge to attend any of the Scrubs Camps held throughout the state.

How many camps can my child attend?

In order to ensure that all students who wish to attend a camp get this opportunity, we ask that students limit their camp selections to two.

May I attend the camp with my child?

Yes. There is a space on the registration form to indicate you would like to attend with your child.

Does my child have to attend the camp in our town/area?

Students may attend whichever camp(s) is most convenient for you/them.

My child thinks they want to work in the healthcare industry, but they're still not sure. Should they still go to a camp?

Yes. Scrubs Camps are a good opportunity to explore many health careers. Students may find the exact career they want to pursue or they may completely change your mind and become interested in a different career.


Student FAQs

What is Scrubs Camp?

Scrubs Camps are day-long events where you will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their professions. You will also have a chance to experience these professions through many fun, interactive activities throughout the day. You will learn about the educational requirements for each profession and hear about what you should do throughout your high school years to help plan for a career in the healthcare industry.

What will the day be like?

Each camp varies slightly, however, the general format is the same from camp to camp. Upon arriving at the camp, you will register and receive your camp materials. Throughout the day, you will go to several sessions and hear from approximately 5-10 healthcare speakers, perform many hands-on healthcare career-related activities and learn more about educational opportunities in South Dakota. Lunch will be served on site. Camps will run approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. For more detailed information on specific camps, visit www.healthcareers.sd.gov or contact the site coordinator directly. Site Coordinator’s contact information is also located on the link above under "Camp Locator".

Does it cost to attend a camp?

There is no charge to attend any of the Scrubs Camps held throughout the state.

How many camps can I attend?

In order to ensure that all students who wish to attend a camp get this opportunity, we ask that you limit your camp selections to two.

Do I have to go to the camp in my town/area?

You may attend whichever camp(s) you wish.

I think I want to work in the healthcare industry, but I'm still not sure. Should I still go to a camp?

Yes. Scrubs Camps are a good opportunity to explore many health careers. You may find the exact career you want to pursue or you may completely change your mind!

Speaker FAQs

What is Scrubs Camp?

Scrubs Camps are one-day, hands-on health career exploration opportunities for high school students. Students will learn about the wide variety of health careers that are available to them through lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. The Scrubs Camp is a day-long event where students will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their professions. Students will also have a chance to experience many hands-on activities throughout the day. Scrubs Camp is aimed at high school students who have an interest in entering the healthcare field.

What will the day be like?

Each camp varies slightly, however, the general format remains the same. Over the course of the day, students will hear from approximately 5-10 healthcare speakers, perform many hands-on healthcare career-related activities and learn more about educational opportunities in South Dakota. Students will have lunch on site. Camps will run approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. For more detailed information on specific camps, visit www.healthcareers.sd.gov or contact the site coordinator directly. Site Coordinator’s contact information is also located on the link above under "Camp Locator".

What do we need from you as a speaker?

Plan to devote one-fourth of your total session time to discussing your career specifically. The remaining time should be devoted to a hands-on activity that is pertinent to your occupation. For ideas and examples of hands-on activities, contact the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center (YRAHEC) at 605.655.1400.

What should I talk about?

What is your job/formal job title/where do you work? What made you choose your career? Where did you go to school/train and how much schooling was required? What do you do/what is a typical day like for you? What do you like best about your job? What classes should students take in high school and in postsecondary programs? What type of volunteer experience(s) did you engage in? What type of part-time job(s) did you have? What is your work environment: alone/group, office/open area, sitting/on feet, etc.?

Teacher FAQs

What is Scrubs Camps?

Scrubs Camps are day-long events where students will hear from a variety of healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their professions. Students will also have a chance to experience these professions through many fun, interactive activities throughout the day. They will learn about the educational requirements for each profession and hear about what they should do throughout their high school years to help plan for a career in the healthcare industry.

What will the day be like?

Each camp varies slightly, however, the general format is the same from camp to camp. Upon arriving at the camp, students will register and receive camp materials. Throughout the day, they will go to several sessions and hear from approximately 5-10 healthcare speakers, perform many hands-on healthcare career-related activities and learn more about educational opportunities in South Dakota. Students will have lunch on site. Camps will run approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. For more detailed information on specific camps, visit www.healthcareers.sd.gov or contact the site coordinator directly. Site Coordinator’s contact information is also located on the link above under "Camp Locator".

How many camps can students attend?

In order to ensure that all students who wish to attend a camp get this opportunity, we ask that students limit their camp selections to two.

How many students may I register for a camp?

There is no limit to the number of students you may register, however, some of the camps do fill up quickly.

May I attend the camp with my student(s)?

Yes. There is a space on the registration form to indicate you would like to attend with your student(s).

Do students have to go to the camp in my town/area?

Students may attend whichever camp(s) you wish.

Is there a cost to attend a camp?

There is no charge to attend any of the Scrubs Camps held throughout the state.

Is transportation provided to the camps?

Each school is responsible for arranging transportation to and from camps.

My student thinks they would like to work in the healthcare industry, but they're still not sure? Should they still go to a camp?

Yes. Scrubs Camps are a good opportunity to explore many health careers. Students may find the exact career they want to pursue or they may completely change your mind and become interested in a different career.