MASH Camp Exposes Students to Health Careers

Middle school students interested in health careers and science can get hands-on experience during the Adair County MASH Camp on July 15-16.

Each summer the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center (NEMO AHEC) presents a MASH (Missouri AHEC Science & Health) Camp for area middle school students. The MASH Camp provides hands-on experiences to students interested in health care and science occupations, and exposes them to a variety of careers in the science and health fields. MASH Camp will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15-16 at Truman State University and the Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Area health care providers and educators will combine their talents to present an impressive instructional program that will introduce students to the fascinating world of science and health care. Students will participate in biology labs, scrub labs, suture labs, hospital exploration, recreational activities and more.

Any student who will enter sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall is eligible to attend. Enrollment is limited to the first 24 applicants. Registration requires a $40 fee for meals, activities and t-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available to families in need. For more information call NEMO AHEC at 877.303.2938 or email

MASH Camp is sponsored by A.T. Still University, Truman State University, Northeast Regional Medical Center, and the Missouri Area Health Education Centers.