About the Camp
Explore the human body and the limitless options within the medical field at Penn State Pre-Med Academy! Together, we will navigate through the wonderful world of the human body to learn important anatomical and physiological structures. We won't just learn WHAT is inside your body, but WHY it is there and HOW it works (and how it can malfunction)! Our journey into the health field will include performing our own dissections using animal tissue as well as hands-on experiences with human cadavers in Penn State's Biology Lab. You’ll have the opportunity to learn medical techniques, use medical equipment, and gain exposure to the amazing specialties and career possibilities that await in the medical field! (Hint: Being a doctor is not the only option!) So, what are you waiting for? Join us for our first-ever Penn State Pre-Med Academy for high school students!
Note: The first full day of camp is Monday, July 29th, but all campers will check in for an opening ceremony the evening of Sunday, July 28th.
*Please also note that campers will be working with preserved animal and human tissue, and/or fresh (non-preserved) animal tissue on a daily basis.* As a result, we recommend this experience only for students who are comfortable working with animal and human tissue. Human tissue is sourced from individuals who have donated their bodies to science. We observe the highest standards when working with their tissue and maintain high expectations for respect in our labs. Please contact Science-U if you have any specific questions about the camp.
Date: July 28 - August 2, 2019
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (Note: Camp ends at 4:00 pm, but an evening faculty/staff/camper dinner mixer will be scheduled as well as occasional evening group work sessions. Flexible arrangements can be made for day campers who are unable to stay for scheduled evening activities. Day campers are welcome to join the residential campers for breakfast or stay for dinner in the dining halls (when there is an evening work session).
Camp fees and registration: Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019: $365 day camp, $815 residential camp stay
Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019: $395 day camp, $845 resident camp stay
Lunch and Snacks: Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home. Campers will walk to Pollock Dining Commons each day for lunch.
Extended Care: Extended care is not offered with this camp.
Resident option: Campers who register for the residential option will check-in on Sunday afternoon and check-out Friday afternoon. Exact check-in and check-out times will be distributed to registered campers closer to camp dates.
Both options: Please note that camp may end earlier on Friday due to the timing of the camp closing ceremony. The closing ceremony is tentatively slated for 2PM on Friday.*