Scrubs Camp

What is Scrubs Camp?

Scrubs Camp is a one-day workshop for high school students to explore health careers. Scrubs Camps are designed to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in Washington through instruction and interactive activities. Students hear presentations from health care professionals and/or educators, and participate in hands-on activities, while also learning about the education and skills required to become a health professional.

What will I do at Scrubs Camp?

Scrubs Camp is held in the healthcare labs at the local community college. Faculty, staff and community members give presentations on healthcare programs offered on that campus. Student are immersed in experiential learning about careers such as Nursing, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapy, Emergency Medical Technicians, Massage Therapy, Dental Hygiene and other fields represented at the campus. Presenters engage students in hands-on activities like drawing blood, listening to a heartbeat, experiencing electrical stimulation, conducting spirometry assessments, practicing massage techniques and other job-related tasks. A healthy lunch is provided for students along with snacks to keep them energized throughout the day. An advising session is included to inform students on academic pathways for healthcare careers and each student is given resources to take home.

Scrubs Camp is a great way for students interested in a health career to find out all the possibilities and prepare for their next steps in education. Participants get concrete guidance on the training programs required for different types of healthcare careers, including information on financial options.

Scrubs Camps for 2019 are scheduled as follows:

  • Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA – Date TBD
  • Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA – Date TBD
  • Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA – March 21, 2019
  • Montesano Internal Medicine, Montesano WA – June 1, 2019

  • Contact Deborah Elliott, AHECWW Health Professions Coordinator, at or call (360) 383-3171, for more information on Scrubs Camp 2019.

    Scrubs Camp is ready to expand in western Washington

    AHECWW looks forward to exploring ways that Scrubs Camp can be adapted to your region. This program has the potential to showcase your healthcare education programs, and also offers an opportunity to partner with industry to highlight local health career options. Let’s collaborate to help address healthcare workforce shortages by building academic pathways!