NMU Rural Health Careers Camp 2018

Marquette, Michigan

NMU Rural Health Careers Camp 
Offering students an introduction to the health care professions

Camp Dates: May 14 at 11:00am – May 16 at 4:00pm 2018

Camp Registration: $60

Registration is between February 19th - April 1st, 2018

*Some need based scholarships are available for those who apply, please see the scholarship tab for more information.

This camp will provide rural high school students with a hands-on learning experience about different health careers and to show them the opportunities available in the health professions. 

Students will experience health care simulations, receive CPR training, and get a tour of a local medical facility where they will learn how the various health professions work together to provide quality health care for individuals. Also, students will receive information about education and training, academic requirements, financial aid and campus life at NMU. 

The staff for the camp is comprised of NMU health professions faculty, health professionals currently in practice and college students studying towards a health profession.

The registration fee will cover all camp fees except for transportation home. Camp fees include transportation to camp, room and board, CPR training, simulation costs, and activity fees.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants Must:

1. Come from a rural or disadvantaged area; or meet federal low-income guidelines; or come from a family where neither parent nor guardian holds a four-year college degree.
2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
3. Be currently enrolled in
th grade in high school.
4. Have a strong or budding interest in the health professions.
5. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
6. Demonstrate an interest in post-secondary education
7. Exhibit responsible and cooperative behaviors.
8. Have acceptable high school attendance records.

Application Procedures

The following completed documents must be submitted online along with a credit or debit card payment of the registration fee:
1. UP AHEC Application and Parent/Guardian information
2. Copy of up to date high school transcript
3. A maximum 200 word essay is required about your interest is a health career. (Please have prepared before registering.)
4. Up to a one page letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor at school that includes attendance information, examples of responsible and cooperative behaviors exhibited by the student, and an indication of the student’s interest in health careers.
5. If applying for a scholarship, a signed copy of your last Federal Tax Return or letter of Bridge Card Benefits or letter indicating the receivel of free or reduced lunch.

Twenty four students will be accepted into the camp, and additional student applications will go on a waiting list. Students will be notified by April 10th if they have been accepted to the program. After the student has been accepted into the program they will then be sent a packet of information that includes program information, safety guidelines and policies.



AHEC will be transporting students to camp from their high schools on the morning of May 14. Students in outlying areas will be contacted with more information about pick up times and locations.

Parents or guardians will need to arrive by 1:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 16 at the West Sciences Building, 2702 West Science at the Seaborg Center. A campus map is available on Public Safety’s website Here. An AHEC staff member will be outside the Digital Learning Design Lab to start the admissions tour. Please remember to dress for outdoor weather.

Hosted by: UP-AHEC, Nursing, Clinical Sciences, Pre-professional programs, Health and Human Performance

For more information about UP-AHEC visit nmu.edu/upahec


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • All major credit cards accepted.
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