Students holding thumbs up (Discovery Healthcare Program)

Do you have an interest in a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry, paramedics, kinesiology or other healthcare professions? Then Discovery Healthcare Camp is the perfect opportunity for you.

Open to high school students, it offers an exciting week of activities led by medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

You will learn career opportunities in healthcare, the requirements to pursue this path and develop an understanding of the unique aspects of healthcare in the community, as well as take part in:

  • Clinical skills sessions (suturing, casting, stethoscope activities, wound dressing)
  • Talks from healthcare professionals and opportunities for clinical exposure (job shadowing)
  • Discussions involving the path to various healthcare professions (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, EMS, and dentistry)
  • Stand Up for Health (teaching Social Determinants of Health)
  • An introduction to case-based learning and sample diagnostic cases
  • Recreation sessions incorporating fun and team-building activities

Discovery Healthcare aims to be a socially accountable initiative supported by the Office of Distributed Education, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. By fostering a passion for healthcare among our local youth, Discovery Healthcare will serve as an initiative to encourage the sustainability of our future healthcare system.

Although all camps throughout Southwestern Ontario have the same overarching objectives, each camp will be created to highlight the unique attributes of healthcare systems in the local community where the camp is taking place.

About DHC

Ages: Youth - must be entering grades 9-12 as of September 2024

Each program runs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily

Cost: $325.oo (plus tax)

COVID-19 Updates

Discovery Healthcare Summer camp strongly encourages the Covd-19 vaccine for all campers. However, it is absolutely mandatory to attend the following camps.

  • Owen Sound - mandatory
  • Stratford - mandatory
  • Chatham - mandatory
  • Sarnia - mandatory
  • Woodstock - mandatory
  • St. Thomas - recommended
  • Goderich - recommended
  • Windsor - recommended

Camp Locations & Dates

For summer 2024, Discovery Healthcare is pleased to announce camps in the following locations:

Week 1: July 8 to July 12, 2024

  • Chatham: Chatham Kent Health Alliance, 80 Grand Ave W, Chatham
  • Goderich: Camp Klahanie, 33620 Black's Point Road, Central Huron
  • Sarnia: Bluewater Health, 89 Norman St, Sarnia
  • St. Thomas: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, 189 Elm St, St. Thomas - Waitlisted

Week 2: July 15 to July 19, 2024 

  • Owen Sound: Brightshores Health System: 1800 8th St E, Owen Sound - Waitlisted
  • Stratford: HPHA Stratford General Hospital, 46 General Hospital Drive, Stratford - Waitlisted
  • Windsor: University of Windsor, Dr. Murray O'Neil Medical Education Centre, Windsor - Waitlisted
  • Woodstock: Woodstock General Hospital, 310 Juliana Drive, Woodstock - Waitlisted

Waitlisted Camps - if your camp is waitlisted, please join our waitlist below and you will be contacted if a spot opens up.

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Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.



HST number 10816 2587 RT0001

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