This camp is currently taking waiting list applicants only. Please click "Register Now" to be added to the list. Though we cannot guarantee it, spots often become available as summer approaches.
Think you're ready for a career in healthcare? Attend Mini Medical School, and see if you have what it takes! As an intern here, you'll learn about DNA, x-rays, human anatomy, personal health and more – all while having fun, taking cool field trips and even performing a mock surgery. You'll meet and hear from experts in the healthcare fields – including doctors, dentists, researchers, EMTs and other professionals. So put on some scrubs and let's see what you're made of! This is one of our most popular camps, so early registration is strongly recommended. Open to students ages 11-15.
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date.
Day Camp - $360
- Optional Extended Day - $35
Overnight Camp - $760
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Dr. Rick Waters has an M.D. in Dentistry from Georgia Health Sciences University. He has taught all levels of healthcare education, from Associate Degree up to Doctoral students. He works full-time as a freelance instructional designer for the healthcare industry, and is the founder and creator of Summer Academy's Mini Medical School program. He currently teaches similar programs to gifted students for UGA-Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Dr. Waters is a native of Georgia, and has lived in Athens with his wife Marie since 1995. This will be his eighth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.