About Camp Med

Camp Med 2022-2023 School Year

Camp Med Events are free, one-day, hands-on health career learning opportunities for middle school students. These events are typically held in local middle schools during the course of students' regularly scheduled day. Students will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of health careers through hands-on activities and discussions. Students will learn about 5-10 different health careers through a ‘round-robin’ approach. Attendees are divided into small groups of 5-10 students. Each group will spend approximately 10 minutes at various health career stations where they will learn about that career’s job duties, educational requirements, rewards and challenges. Students will then get to participate in a fun, hands-on activity related to that career such as reading x-rays, filling prescriptions, stabilizing a trauma patient, or rehabilitating a stroke patient. This format allows participants the chance to learn about several health careers in a short period of time.

Aberdeen Camp Med:  11-04-22 at Northern State University, 1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401 contact: m.titus@nesdahec.org

Beresford Camp Med: 2-28-2023; 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; contact: Shellie.Pratt@k12.sd.us

Chamberlain Camp Med: May 2 & May 9 contact: Jessica.Neilan@sanfordhealth.org for school specific times assigned

Dell Rapids Camp Med: 10-19-2022 starts at 1:00 PM, Dell Rapids Middle School Gym 1216 Garfield Ave, Dell Rapids, SD 57022 contact: Ronald.Tibke@avera.org

Huron Camp Med: May 11, 2023 contact m.titus@nesdahec.org 

Parkston Camp Med: May 10, 2023 9:50 AM-11:50 AM CST contact: Ember.Dale@avera.org

Pierre Camp Med 05-12-2023 at GMMS contact: breeoatman@sd-discovery.org 

Rapid City: 11-08-2022; 08:30 AM-2:30 PM MST at The Monument, 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701 1.605.718.2963 contact: Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu 

Sioux Falls Camp Med: Healthcare Camp – STC June 2023  AM & PM Sessions contact: Anna.Fischer@southeasttech.edu 

Wagner Camp Med: 01-26-2023: contact: Connie.Kaufman@avera.org

Yankton Camp Med: 4-26-2023 Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion 409 Summit St, Yankton, SD 57078 contact: corryn.gabbert@yrahec.org

For more information on Camp Meds, contact the South Dakota Department of Health at 605.773.3361 or email Natalie.Jung@state.sd.us

There are tons of healthcare career opportunities and Camp Med is a great way to see what’s out there.