DSU to hold Scrubs Camp March 23rd

Area high school students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of health career options during the DSU 4th Annual Scrubs Camp on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Dakota State University.

Scrubs Camps are one-day learning experiences conducted at ten locations throughout the state. Campers at the DSU event will hear from healthcare professionals scrubscampwho will discuss Sanford Children’s Research, dental hygiene and health information management along with a tour of the Madison Community Hospital. They will also be able to participate in exciting hands-on activities and receive personalized career guidance plans. South Dakota’s First Lady, Linda Daugaard, will be there to welcome the students.

Scrubs Camps are designed for 9th through 12th grade high school students with an interest in the healthcare field. There is no charge to attend, lunch is provided at the camp and students will also receive a free scrubs shirt. Parents are also welcome to attend the camp with their participating student. Pre-registration for the camp is necessary.  To register for the Madison camp, click here.

One of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry today is the critical need for healthcare providers. This is especially true for South Dakota. In the coming years, thousands of additional healthcare workers will be needed in South Dakota.  Scrubs Camps were designed to encourage students in South Dakota to consider pursuing a career in healthcare.

The Scrubs Camps are made possible through the collaborative effort of the South Dakota Department of Education Office of Curriculum, Career and Technical Education and South Dakota Department of Health Office of Rural Health. For more information on the Madison camp, please contact Annette Miller at annette.miller@dsu.edu or visit scrubscamps.sd.gov.

Last Updated: 1/25/12