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 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 2023

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

Cost: $299.oo (plus tax)

Camp Updates

Campers and parents, correspondence is sent by email. Please ensure to check your email and spam filter for important camp updates.

Camp Locations & Dates

For summer 2023, Discovery Healthcare is pleased to announce camps in the following locations:

July 10-14, 2023
Sarnia: Bluewater Health / Lambton College
Goderich: Camp Klahanie, 33612 Black’s Point Road
St. Thomas: St. Thomas General Hospital*

July 17-21, 2023
Chatham: Chatham Kent Health Alliance
Stratford: Stratford General Hospital*
Windsor: University of Windsor*

*Camp registration for St. Thomas, Stratford and Windsor is full. Please add your name to our waitlist.

Covid-19 Vaccine Update:
As camps are held in or visit healthcare facilities all campers will be required to have a minimum of 2 vaccinations for Covid-19. Proof will be required prior to start of camp.

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



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HST number 10816 2587 RT0001

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