Health Sciences Summer Camps
Inspiring Future Health Leaders
Each year, Dell Med offers several summer day camps for middle and high school students in Central Texas. Participants enjoy hands-on science experiments, interact with health professionals from various fields, spend time with outstanding camp counselors — and much more! Providing these experiences is just one way the Dell Med team encourages members of the local community to pursue careers that contribute to health transformation.
About the Experience
In the same simulation labs where medical and nursing students train, camp participants learn basic clinical skills such as administering IVs, performing intubations, drawing blood and taking vital signs. Students also engage in a range of laboratory science, discover how technology can aid modern medicine and earn First Aid or CPR/AED certification. Plus, they have ample time for recreation at UT Austin in the Texas Union and Gregory Gym!
The weeklong camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include lunch. Students from outside Central Texas can apply, but the camps do not provide accommodations or transportation.
Contact the team with any questions.
2020 Camp Dates
High School: June 8-12 and July 13-17
Middle School: Aug. 3-7
How to Apply
There are two ways to apply: through a school district partner or the open application.
Dell Med partners with local school districts to fill enrollment and ensure the camps are serving local students well. Nominations from school district partners comprise 75% of total camp enrollment.
Dell Med reserves the remaining 25% of total enrollment for students who do not attend a school within the partner districts, due to increasing interest from students across the county, state and country. These students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through the open application process which starts in March 2020.
- Austin Achieve
- Austin ISD
- Del Valle ISD
- Eanes ISD
- IDEA Montopolis
- IDEA Rundberg
- KIPP Brave
- KIPP Collegiate
- Lake Travis ISD
- Leander ISD
- Manor ISD
- Pflugerville ISD
- Round Rock ISD
- Texas Empowerment Academy
Each school district develops its own nomination process that best fits its community and schools. Dell Med recommends guidance counselors, principals and teachers who know their students best nominate those who would most benefit from the camps’ experience. Dell Med welcomes students of diverse talents and interests.
To be eligible for the open application, students must:
- have never attended a Health Sciences Summer Camp; and
- be current 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade students.
The application opens in March 2020 and is first-come, first-served. Check back then for details on how to apply.
Cost & Scholarships
Tuition is $350 per student. Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch receive full tuition scholarships. Partial scholarships are available for other families in need of financial assistance. Campers receive lunch and snacks as well as a t-shirt, lab coat, backpack, notebook, water bottle, pen/pencil and lanyard.
The Health Sciences Summer Camps are made possible by support from the KLE Foundation through the Summer STEM Investment Hub, the Harry Willett Foundation and other generous donors.
Explore Our Impact
She’s pre-med and the first in her family to go to college. Her time at Dell Med’s Health Sciences Summer Camps helped her get there.
Dell Med programs, including the camps, are working to make sure an increasingly diverse body of students have opportunity to explore the health professions.
In addition to pursuing new interests in health sciences, several summer camp alumni return as mentors for younger students.