Area students entering the eighth or ninth grade in the fall can learn more about healthcare careers this July at Oswego Hospital’s MASH Camp.
While July may be a few months away, the application deadline is May 3.
This year’s MASH Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) at Oswego Hospital will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 and 31.
During the camp, students have the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities, such as learning how to suture, which is taught by the hospital surgery center staff.
There will also be tours of many departments, providing the students with a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital and the variety of jobs offered in a healthcare setting.
All campers will receive hospital scrubs to wear each day at camp, breakfast and lunch, a T-shirt and education materials. The camp fee is $30 per student.
The camp is coordinated by the Central New York Area Health Education Center, which also offers scholarships to those students who need help paying the fee.
Space is limited to 20 students at M.A.S.H. Camp and applications will be reviewed by a selection process. Students can access the online application by visiting the CNYAHEC website at www.cnyahec.org.