Penn State Mont Alto kicks off 14th annual MedCamp

Penn State Mont Alto Med Campers prepare for surgery Summit Health's Chambersburg Hospital

MedCampers prepare to perform mock surgery at Summit Health’s Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg.

Credit: Penn State

This year’s MedCamp will be held Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn State Mont Alto.

Mont Alto’s MedCamp is one of the only camps of its kind in the region.

“We’re proud to offer this truly unique, hands-on medical camp which provides students with a wonderful opportunity to explore the endless career possibilities in the field of medicine,” Director of Continuing Education Helen McGarry said.

The weeklong, day camp introduces participants to medical careers with hands-on activities and field trips to Penn State Hershey, Summit Health in Chambersburg, Wilson College and Shenandoah University.

Student campers will explore nursing, oncology, neurology, radiology, emergency medicine, surgery, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Interested students can apply online at by March 29.

Notifications of acceptance into MedCamp will be mailed to students the week of April 8.

The cost of camp is $295 and includes lunch, snacks, and transportation to field trips.

For more information about MedCamp, log onto or call 717-749-4117.