BHSU to host annual Scrubs Camp

Black Hills State University is set to host “Scrubs Camp” March 17.   

Scrubs Camp is an event sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Health and the Office of Rural Health. The camp is held all throughout the state of South Dakota and is designed to help high school students explore healthcare careers while gaining hands-on experience. Admittance to Scrubs Camp is free of charge and food is also provided to students. This will be the 14th year that BHSU has hosted a Scrub Camp session. 

This year's healthcare experience will include sessions about nursing, chemistry, mental health, and medical lab analysis career fields. Scrubs Camp will also dive into learning about receiving a healthcare education in the Black Hills area at West River Health Science Center (WRHSC), a partnership between BHSU and South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Rapid City.   

“This event will give students an opportunity to be educated by medical professionals about all the healthcare careers available to them here in South Dakota,” said Samantha Smith, academic coordinator for WRHSC and one of the organizers of Scrubs Camp. 

Scrubs Camp spots are limited to 100-125 9th-12th grade students. Students interested in attending Scrubs Camp can register by March 10 at