Healthcare Careers Camps

Encouraging a new generation of healthcare professionals.

Emory & Henry College will hold its fifth annual Healthcare Careers Camps for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

June 12-16, 2023

The 2023 Healthcare Careers camp will be a one-week day or residential camp.   

Students who are interested in exploring healthcare careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, chiropractic, medicine, veterinary medicine, and more are encouraged to attend the camp. 

Students choose to attend either as a commuter or with on-campus housing through the residential experience.  Several health professions, skills experiences, and professional shadowing opportunities will be featured each day. 

2022 Students practice auscultation in the simulation lab.


  • Tuition for residential students living on the Emory Campus: $400/week Tuition includes morning sessions, afternoon clinical observations & experiences, evening activities, three meals a day, and housing.

  • Tuition for commuter students includes morning sessions, lunch, and, afternoon clinical observations & experiences: $100/week.  Students arrive at the Emory basecamp with their own transportation and the camp provides transportation to additional sites and back to basecamp for guardian pickup.

Spaces are limited to 30 campers and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact D.C. Cobler for questions regarding camp tuition. 

A non-refundable 25% tuition deposit is required to reserve your space. ($25 Day camp; $100 Residential Camp)  Deposits should be post-marked by May 31 to guarantee space. Registration will close when seats are full or by May 31. 

Scholarships are available to support partial or full tuition. These funds are need-based aid. The program is supported through generous grant funding provided by Cigna.  

About the camp days: 
Morning Sessions: 

Each week-long experience is comprised of a classroom & workshop component daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET) 

  • The sessions feature speakers from a wide range of healthcare fields. 
  • Faculty members from Emory & Henry’s Health Sciences Campus, including faculty in the Exercise Science and Nursing programs, as well as local healthcare providers will lead the academic sessions. In addition, while participating in the camp, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about specific healthcare professions.

Afternoon Experiences: 1:30-4:00 p.m. EST

This camp provides students with observation opportunities at several local healthcare facilities in Bristol, Smyth & Washington counties and our clinical simulation lab and cadaver lab to experience the field first-hand. 

Parents or guardians are responsible for the timely transportation of students to base camp if choosing the commuter option. Commuter & Residential students are provided transportation from the Emory basecamp to the Health Sciences campus and local healthcare facility observation sites and back to basecamp in Hickory Hall. 

Evening programming for Residential Students: 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST

After dinner, residential students will engage in additional educational and social programming to enhance their professional portfolios and skills. Students will have opportunities to interact and learn from E&H faculty & staff in addition to students in both undergraduate pre-health programs and our graduate health sciences programs. 

Pre-Health Camp is scheduled for June 10-13, 2019.

After Applying:

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email. If you need further assistance, please contact D.C. Cobler at

Need-based financial assistance is available for students to help reduce or cover tuition. Please contact Dr. Cobler for questions regarding camp tuition and scholarships.

Currently, tuition deposits and tuition can only be accepted by mailing a check. 

After completing your application, please send your 25% tuition deposit, and Health & Release forms to: 

Attn: D.C. Cobler
Emory & Henry College, Healthcare Careers Summer Camp
P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327-0947

*Please note that refunds of paid camp tuition (less deposit) are only available if notice is received at least two weeks prior to the camp start date.

Required Forms

Health Forms can be mailed with the tuition deposit/tuition payment or submitted electronically. 

Health Form & Emergency Contact Information

Tuition Payment & Release

Deposits are non-refundable. Tuition refunds (less deposit) are available for those who pay in full and give notice of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the camp start date. 


2022 campers Learning about emergency care with HEART- Highlands Emergency Air Rescue and Transport Service.