Augsburg Scrubs Camp Kick-Starts Health Care Careers

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Maroon scrubs and focused career ambitions accompany the hands-on summer Scrubs Camp at Augsburg University, which has hosted campers since 2008.

Each summer, Scrubs Camp connects students from diverse backgrounds to experiences in the healthcare field.

The Augsburg camp offered 20 healthcare-related classes this year on its campus and through field trips, exposing students to potential future career options and life on a college campus.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

MN State Senator Kari Dziedzic

MN State Senator Kari Dziedzic

Special guests Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minnesota State Senator Kari Dziedzic addressed students during their time at the camp.

Nearly six dozen students participated in Augsburg’s Metro Scrubs Camp from July 9 - July 13. Scholarship support came from partners including the Cedar Riverside Partnership, Sherman Associates, and the University of Minnesota.

Students explored a range of health careers, including nursing, radiography, home care, veterinary medicine, primary care, physician’s assistant, paramedic/EMT, and dentistry.

Executive Director of HealthForce MN Valerie DeFor addressed students and parents during the closing ceremony of the camp, encouraging students to follow their dreams and be active and engaged in their communities.

“Healthcare is the place to be. We need students like you to decide to go into the healthcare field.” 
— Valerie DeFor