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Health Sciences Summer Camps

Summer camp participants pose for a photo in front of the UT Tower

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.

2022 Summer Camp

After two years of virtual programming, the Health Science Summer Camps will resume in person and feature one camp for high school students during the 2022 year.

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

This year’s class will include 75 students selected from direct school district nominations and 25 students from the open application. The weeklong camp takes place June 27-July 1, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Camps in Action

Summer camp participants learn about anatomy using specimen
Summer camp participants pose in front of a STAR Flight helicopter
Summer camp participant undergoes CPR training
A participant of Dell Med's Health Sciences Summer Camps uses an echocardiogram
A summer camp participant uses the Da Vinci robot surgical simulation tool.
A summer camp participant engages in a microbiology experiment

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply: through a school district nomination 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. 

Note: The application for the 2022 camp is now closed, and applicants have been notified of their status.

Questions? Contact the team.

  • Austin ISD
  • Del Valle ISD
  • IDEA Schools
  • KIPP Schools
  • Manor ISD
  • Pflugerville ISD

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, which includes 20 questions and a few short-answer responses for students to complete.

Note: The application for the 2022 camp is now closed, and applicants have been notified of their status.

To be eligible for the open application, students must:

  • Have never attended an in-person Health Sciences Summer Camp; and
  • Be in the 9th or 10th grade.

Selections are made on a first-come, first-served basis from the first 25 high school applicants. Submitting an application does not guarantee automatic acceptance into the camp, and the application must be completed in full to be considered. Arriving at the of the application will automatically submit the application. Do not submit more than one application per student.

By submitting an application you acknowledge, if selected, you will attend the full week of camp in its entirety; partial attendance is not acceptable. Please make appropriate plans to your schedule in advance.

Cost & Scholarships

Tuition for the virtual camp 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.

Explore Our Impact

Meet Gabriela, Your Future Doctor

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.

Building the Health Professions Pathway

Dell Med programs, including the camps, are working to make sure an increasingly diverse body of students have opportunity to explore the health professions.

From Camper to Counselor

In addition to pursuing new interests in health sciences, several summer camp alumni return as mentors for younger students.