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Health Academy

Health Academy: Introduction to Careers in Health Care 

Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 2019 • For Rising 6-8 Grade Students

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Health Academy Summer Camp is a fun way to experiment and learn what it's like to be a pharmacist, nurse, physical therapist and more!

Day campers will learn to...

  • Check blood pressure, pulse and temperatures
  • Walk with crutches, walkers and wheelchair mobility
  • Use lift equipment

and participate in...

  • Real-life simulations in our state-of-the-art labs
  • Lots of fun, games and so much more 
Registration fee & deadline

The fee for the camp is $250 due at the time of registration.  $50 of the fee is a non-refundable.  We recommend registering by April 1 to ensure a slot for your child

Registration fee includes snacks and daily lunch at Belmont’s new Harrington Place Dining Hall, a camp
T-shirt and materials for all activities. 

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Arrival at Camp and Camp Hours

Belmont University's McWhorter Hall (access a map here)

For additional logistics questions, contact Dawn Smith at or 615.460.6790.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Drop-off starting at 7:45 am.  Pick-up between 4:00-4:15 pm)  


The McWhorter/Inman Garage is located off Acklen, 15 Avenue, and Wedgewood Avenue, beneath the buildings as indicated on the campus map. Park in guest parking located on level P1. Once you have parked, please take the McWhorter elevator to the first floor of McWhorter Hall.
What to bring

When students arrive at camp, each should bring the following items: 

  • Health Academy Summer Day Camp Release Form
  • Photocopy of insurance cards attached for each camper
  • Water bottle that student can refill and carry
  • Any medicine the student needs
  • Spending money for bookstore (optional)
What not to bring

Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, water guns or any kind of weapon
  • Anything that advertises alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs
  • If students bring cell phones, please ensure these will not be a distraction at camp
Dress code

Appropriate clothing is requested and we ask that students wear sleeved shirts and modest shorts or long pants/jeans.

NOTE: Anything explicitly or implicitly promoting racism, sexism, refers to sexual actions or situations, or hatred of any group or person is not permitted. Please don't wear spaghetti/small straps or open back shirts, Shorts or skirts that are excessively short, tight-fitting or expose private areas, Clothing that allows others to see underwear (sagging pants, rolling down waistbands, etc.).

Special needs

The Health Academy Summer Day Camp takes the special needs of students seriously. Meeting each student’s needs is important to us. If a student has a need that should be handled before camp starts, including, but not limited to: wheelchair accessibility, hearing/sight impairment, food allergies, etc., please contact Dawn Smith at or 615.460.6790. Please let us know at least two weeks prior to the student’s arrival so arrangements can be made.

If your student has a need or care you feel should be known by our camp staff, there is an option to complete a “Special Attention Card” for your student so this need can be addressed by the Health Academy Summer Day Camp staff. You can print and complete this card before camp or fill it out on registration day at camp. The form will be emailed to you by May 2.

Adult leader qualifications and responsibilities

  • All adult leaders will be current professional students in the College of Health Sciences or the College of Pharmacy, or a full-time faculty member in one of the sponsoring colleges. 
  • All leaders will be appropriately screened for working with youth by Belmont University.
  • Adult leaders will be responsible for working alongside and with students at all times.
  • Adult leaders will monitor dress code and behavior of students.
  • Adult leaders will encourage participation and promptness.
Custom Health Academy Summer Day Camp T-shirts

All students will receive a camp T-shirt. Shirts will be distributed and group photos on Friday, June 7.


Camp Schedule

Over the course of the week, the students will follow a “case” of a patient involved in an accident. The student will be involved in examining how each of the different health science fields (pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy) collaborate and work inter-professionally to take care of a patient in the “real world.”
Facility information

Amenities: Corner Court (convenience store), McAllister's Express Deli, “We Proudly Brew” Starbuck's location, Burrito Bowl, and other local restaurants