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June 15-17: Scrubs Camp for High School Students Coming to Campus

Camp will allow high school students to explore careers in health care.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 6-2-2015

Mankato, Minn. – High school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in health care from June 15-17 during a Scrubs Camp held at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union.

The Mankato Scrubs Camp will provide students hands-on learning sessions in health sciences careers such as dentistry, nursing, emergency medicine and clinical laboratory science. As part of the camp instruction, students will also visit other Mankato-area locations.

The camp is a collaborative project between HealthForce Minnesota, the Mankato Area Public Schools, the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, Minnesota State Mankato, Mankato Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Rasmussen College, and South Central College.

Scrubs Camp registration information is available online. Media interested in covering the Mankato Scrubs Camp or those looking for more information may contact:

  • Valerie DeFor, executive director of HealthForce Minnesota, by phone at 507-429-6652 or by email at
  • Kim Mueller, the career and college readiness coordinator for Mankato Area Public Schools, by phone at 507-207-4282 or by email at

The High School Scrubs Camps are organized by HealthForce Minnesota, a collaborative partnership of education, industry and community.

The initial Scrubs Camp was held in Winona in the summer of 2008 and served 66 students. It began as an effort to allow first-generation college hopefuls interested in health-related careers the opportunity to imagine themselves as successful college students. The initiative has expanded and now includes nine Scrubs Camp locations across Minnesota. Mankato is one of four new sites for summer 2015.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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