Scrubs Camp

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 9AM–2PM

Open to all high school students (grades 9-12)

Have you been thinking about a career in healthcare? Well, spending this day with us is a great way to know if that’s really what you want to do!

Scrubs Camp is a one-day, hands-on experience where you “scrub up” with pros who actually DO healthcare for a living. Learn what it’s like to arrive at the scene of an emergency. See and touch some of the equipment used to make people better. And a whole lot more.

If you are currently in high school and think you might be interested in a health career, Scrubs Camp is the place for you. There’s NO CHARGE to attend and lunch, t-shirt, and snacks are provided.

Find out more about careers in:
Radiologic Technology
Health Information Technology
Medical Coding
Surgical Tech
Medical Lab Tech


30 minute Sessions

Nursing: Staying Alive! – Students in this session will practice nursing skills including taking vital signs, giving injections, and tracing blood flow through the heart (pig hearts)!  Come ready to explore the nursing career through these hands-on activities!

CNA: Jeopardy – We will be playing an interactive jeopardy game. Students will team up and compete to see which team is the CNA Jeopardy Champion.

Radiologic Technology: The Image of Healthcare – You’ve probably seen x-rays taken on TV. Now, here’s your chance to see how these are actually taken! Students will get the chance to review different xrays through hands on activities. Students will also get a feel for “running” some equipment

Pharmacy: Prescriptions evaluation and filling, compounding, processing a provider order.

Health Information Technology & Medical Coding: “Say What?!” – Review the common medical terminology and abbreviations used in the language of medicine.  You will hear these used throughout the scenario.  Learn about the documentation in the electronic health record, the diagnosis and procedure coding used for each encounter, and the way this information is used inside and outside the facility.

Surgical Tech: Gain hands-on experience learning about a career as a surgical technician, from garb to tools, to practicing on a manikin, you’ll leave wanting to join our surgery team. 

EMS: Somebody Call 911 – 911 has been called and you are apart of the response crew rushing to the scene in a real ambulance. You will piece together clues to help you and the patient arrive to the hospital safe and sound. If you ever wanted to have a first hand experience as an EMT or Paramedic, this session will be for you!

Medical Lab Technician: In this session we will collect specimens, show the students some of the different tests we run, we will talk about what we can discover from testing (infections, cancer, heart, liver, kidney problems, maintain equipment, quality control). The two techs will demonstrate a blood draw on each other. If we have a practice arm, students can try.  We will show some slides under a microscope: basic blood slide, swab a cheek/mouth, show some bacteria growth on plates. Finally, we will ask for volunteers to find out what blood type they are: guess their blood type and then test (finger poke and show them a quick test for blood typing).

Lunch-Healthcare Career Booths

Career Booths:

List coming soon!

emergency care simulation

Performed by NCC healthcare instructors, alongside the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team (SCAT), in which all of the healthcare programs worked together for a common goal of saving the patient — just like in a real emergency situation.


This camp is FREE, thanks to Iowa Intermediary Network and local healthcare sponsors, but space is limited so sign up today!

registration is now closed for this event