Organizers accept applications for Summer 2019 MASH Camp



WATERTOWN, N.Y. (April 7, 2019) – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 Medical Academy of Sciences and Health (MASH) Camp.

MASH Camp is a unique opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to experience and explore the health care field in an interactive way. By participating in hands-on activities that highlight various career opportunities, students will learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of specific health care professionals.

Additionally, involvement in MASH Camp increases student awareness and understanding of the hospital setting and provides students an opportunity to network with health care professionals in their community to build long-term mentoring relationships.

Each two- or three-day session (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will help answer questions and provide students with a path to explore their career options in depth. Regardless of hospital placement, each day will be different and provide interesting, thought-provoking exercises and real-life experiences.

The two-day session at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, is a lab-based camp that explores life sciences through fun and engaging experiments. Students will learn proper lab technique while conducting experiments and activities in microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, blood typing and DNA analysis.


Camp dates are as follows:

  • Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown: July 16-18.

  • Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville: July 23-25.

  • Carthage Area Hospital: July 30 to Aug. 1 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

  • River Hospital, Alexandria Bay: Aug. 5-7.

  • Jefferson Community College, Watertown: Aug. 6-7.

  • Gouverneur Hospital: Aug. 13-15.


Applications can be found at Space is limited, so those who are interested in attending should apply by May 10.
For more information, contact FDRHPO’s workforce outreach coordinator at or (315) 755-2020, ext. 33.


(Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization)