Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp

DiscoverHealthcare_Postcard.pngDiscovery Healthcare is a one-week medical science summer camp for high school students throughout Southwestern Ontario designed to mentor and inspire interest in pursuing a career in medicine and the healthcare field. The program is supported by the Office of Distributed Education and facilitated by first and second-year medical students at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Discovery Heathcare Summer camp has been cancelled for 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Thank you for your interest in registering for Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office ( 

What people are saying about Discovery Healthcare Camp

"Just a shout out to say that this program was phenomenal! I can’t believe the amount of opportunities/experiences the kids received. My daughter really enjoyed it and thought it was very worthwhile. I hope my younger 3 children will have the same opportunities to participate in the future Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this camp!!

Past Locations of Discovery Healthcare program:

Location: Bluewater Health, Sarnia

Location: Leamington District Secondary School

Location:  Western University

Location: Royal Oaks Wellness Centre, Wingham

Location:  University of Windsor

Location: Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Frank & Mary Uniac Building

Ages: Youth -  must be entering grades 8 - 11 as of the coming September
Each program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Cost: $275.00 (HST included*)

Camp Participants will learn about career opportunities available in healthcare, the requirements to pursue this path and an awareness of the unique aspects of health care in their community. Activities for the camp may include:

  • 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

Camp Policies

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

For further inquiries please email or contact Julie Stuifbergen at 519-661-2111 ext. 22147
*HST number 10816 2587 RT0001