Health Science

BIG CAMP OUT - Health and Public Safety Emphasis

October 12, 2017 - Lake Area Technical Institute

Career exploration of thousands of opportunities in the healthcare and public safety industry. Hands-on activities in Community Healthcare Worker, Dental Assisting, Human Services Technician, Law Enforcement, Med/Fire Rescue, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Technician, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant.

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Scrubs Camp

Various Dates - Various Locations

Scrubs Camps are one day, hands-on opportunities for high school students. They are designed to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in South Dakota through creative and interactive activities. Scrubs Camps will provide an opportunity for students to experience first-hand, the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of health careers. All while learning about the skills and education that are required to become a health professional.

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Healthcare Career Camp 

June 17-22, 2018 - University of South Dakota

The USD Heathcare Career Camp is basically a “crash course” for participants to learn about as many different careers in healthcare as will fit  into this short amount of time.  We will tour Sanford Medical Center and Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls, the Sanford School of Medicine’s Gross Anatomy Lab and everyone will have the opportunity to become certified in CPR. 

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He Sapa Health Career Camp

June 17-22, 2018 - Rapid City by the University of South Dakota

The He Sapa Heathcare Career Camp is specifically for Native American students who are interested in possibly pursuing a future career in healthcare.  The camp is similar to the camp held at USD but introduces the students to Native American Healthcare Professionals working in the Rapid City area.  We tour Indian Health Services, Rapid City Regional Hospital and Western Dakota Technical School.  There is no cost for the students to attend the camp and round trip transportation if provided.

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Health Camp

Check back for 2018 dates - South Dakota State University

If you’re interested in a career that will give you the chance to help others, consider working in a health-related field! You can explore the wide-array of opportunities available in this field at SDSU’s Health Professions Career Camp. Students will be able to interact with health care professionals and participate in a variety of

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Nurse Camp

Check back for 2018 dates - South Dakota State University

Wondering what it would be like to be a nurse? Through the Jackrabbits Nurse Camp, middle and high school students can find out. At the camp, we provide learning experiences that let students see what nurses do, and we offer hands-on demonstrations with simulation models so students can try it out. We also present opportunities for the students to interact with a variety of health care.


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