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 20 rising middle school students (rising sixth, seventh and eighth 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 6th, 7th or 8th grader for the upcoming fall 2018 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 May 25, 2018.
  • 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 prior to the date of the orientation, June 1, 2018
  • Must have one academic reference (form found on the application). If home schooled this maybe completed by any adult who is not directly related to you.
  • Must have signed parental permission to attend the camp and immunization requirements
  • Must provide documentation of updated immunizations to include two Varicella Vaccines and 2 MMR Vaccines. (Due at the orientation.)

2018 Program Specifics:

Orientation is June 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Camp is June 4 - 8 2018

Time: Camp 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 8:30am.)
Cost: Registration fee of $30.00, checks to be made out to Centra. Refundable if child is not accepted into the camp or Centra is notified child will not attend the camp prior to the date of the orientation, June 1, 2018. Lunch and snacks are provided daily.
Limited to 20  participants with only 5  spaces available for returning campers.  Campers are accepted, with qualifying applications, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dress Code: We ask that students wear the Medical Career Camp T-Shirt (provided at orientation); 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:

Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital
1613 Oakwood St
Bedford, VA  24523

2018 Application Instructions

Please read before completing the application.

All applications and recommendations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 25, 2018.

Download the Application Here

  1. 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 and the immunization requirements form. Do not forget to enclose check for $30.00 registration fee, made out to Centra.
  2. Please answer both of the essay questions. Please remember that the quality of your answers is important as well as neatness, grammar and spelling.
  3. Turn in 1 academic recommendation (page 2) with your application. You may do this one of three ways:
  • Email your counsellor or teacher the link to the application.
  • Download the application and email it to them as an attachment.
  • Print the recommendation sheet off and have them complete it by hand.

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