Donning scrubs for a trip to the Operating Room, stepping out on a helipad, taste-testing hospital food, trying out an emergency med sled or learning how a pharmacy works aren't your typical summer camp activities. These are just some of the educational activities children participate in during the annual Adventures in Healthcare Camp sponsored by BJC School Outreach and Youth Development.

The camp is open to children of BJC and Washington University employees, who will be rising 7th or 8th graders. Camp locations for Summer 2020 are Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Children's Hospital, and Christian Hospital. Each potential location will require a minimum of 5 students in order to be able to host the camp. Camp will be held July 13 through July 17, 2020.




March 27, 2020 Update


BJC HealthCare remains committed to keeping team members aware of developments with respect to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease). Our top priority is – and will always be – the health, safety, and well-being of our patients, staff and community.

In response to the growing need in our region, BJC School Outreach and Youth Development will not facilitate Adventures in Healthcare Camp 2020 and the hospitals will not be hosting the camps this year.

Our team will continue to support efforts to provide career exploration information for youth. To collaborate on future or alternative career exploration opportunities, please visit or email [email protected].

Please continue to visit BJCnet and for ongoing updates. Thank you for everything you do for the patients and the communities we serve.


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