BMH Medical Career Camp

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BMH Medical Career Camp

Centra’s summer Medical Careers Camp at Bedford Memorial Hospital provides a week of mentored experience for 15  middle school students (rising seventh, eighth, and ninth graders) interested in exploring the exciting world of Healthcare Careers. Students have an opportunity to explore the various facets of Healthcare and the connection with math and science skills and knowledge. Over the course of a week they will do hands on activities developed by various departments both from Bedford Memorial Hospital. They may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Infection Control
  • Marketing
  • Medical Laboratory and Pathology
  • Nursing Skills
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy and Math
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology / X-ray
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Services 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a rising 7th, 8th, or 9th grader for the upcoming fall 2021 school year.
  • Must have a true interest in a career in healthcare.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from facilities each day for the duration of the camp.
  • Must complete the application (including essay) found at this web site by July 7, 2021.
  • Registration fee of $30.00, checks to be made out to Centra. Refundable if child is not accepted into the camp or Centra is notified child will not attend the camp.
  • Must have signed parental permission to attend the camp and immunization requirements

2021 Program Specifics:

July 12 - 15, 2021

Time: Camp 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 8:30am.)

Cost: Registration fee of $30.00, checks to be made out to Centra.  Camp T-shirt, boxed lunch and snacks are included.

Dress Code: We ask that students wear the Medical Career Camp T-Shirt; a pair of clean, presentable, fitted or belted, khaki or jean pants or capris; and a clean pair of comfortable shoes (No sandals or open toed shoes, for safety reasons). No perfume or cologne for patient allergy reasons.

Location of Camp:
Susie G. Gibson Science and Technology Center*
600 Edmund St.
Bedford, VA  24523

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to host the camp at the BMH Campus this year, however  the administration at Susie. G. Gibson Science and Technology Center are allowing us to use their practical nursing classrooms/labs.

2021 Application Instructions

Please read before completing the application.

All applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., July 7, 2021.

Download the Application Here

Download, print and complete the application. Fill out page one completely and have a parent or guardian complete and sign the parental permission to attend the camp.  Please answer both of the essay questions on a separate sheet of paper. Please remember that the quality of your answers is important as well as neatness, grammar and spelling.  Do not forget to enclose check for $30.00 registration fee, made out to Centra.

Please send, email, or fax the application and recommendation to:

Christy Lucy
Camp Facilitator
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital
1613 Oakwood St.
Bedford, VA  24523
(540) 586-4342 Fax

Camp participants will be notified of acceptance by phone or email within 2 business days of submitting the application. There will be a camp waiting list in case of cancellation by an accepted participant. Any applicant that is not accepted into the camp will have their registration fee check returned by mail.

Questions, contact:

Christy Lucy
Camp Facilitator