MASH Camps

MASH Camp, or the Medical Academy of Science and Health, is a fun and educational day camp for students to explore health careers. Students are exposed to a variety of health professions, covering everything from on-the-job-training to an advanced college degree.

Campers enjoy two to three days of fun and interaction at a local hospital, where they will:

  • Learn about a variety of health professions as viable career options;
  • Learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties, and personal qualities of successful health professionals and para-professionals; and
  • Participate in interactive, hands-on workshops* that highlight the skills, equipment, technology, and resources used by health professionals.

As part of the camp experience, each participant will receive scrubs and lanyard with name badge to wear at camp; breakfast, lunch, and snacks; certificate of participation; and lots of attention from caring health professionals!

MASH Camps held during the summer are for students entering the 8th and 9th grades. MASH Camps held during the school year are for students currently in the 8th and 9th grades.

*Workshop topics vary by healthcare facility and may include physical therapy, nursing, surgery, food service, clinical laboratory sciences, cardiac care, pathology, diagnostic imaging, recreational therapy, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and others.

Upcoming MASH Camps

August 2nd and 3rd
Oswego Health, Oswego, NY
The application is now closed for this camp.

August 24th and 25th
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY
The application is now open! Go to to apply for the Lourdes MASH Camp. There is a cost of $25.00 to  attend this camp. The deadline to apply for this camp is August 7, 2017.

Previous 2017 MASH Camps

February 23rd and 24th, 2017
Upstate Community Hospital

April 19th and 20th, 2017
Auburn Community Hospital

June 27th and 28th, 2017
Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY

July 24th and 25th
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY
The application is now closed for this camp.

July 27th and 28th
Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY
The application is now closed for this camp.