What is the NC State's VetCAMP?
VetCAMP (Veterinary Camp) is a five day summer camp program that offers an opportunity for High School students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. The camp is designed for students who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals and provides a preview into the real and vast fields of veterinary medicine. Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth, hands-on activities students will discover what modern veterinary medicine is all about.
Week 1; 8th-12th July, 2013
Week 2; 15th-19th July, 2013
How can I attend and how much is it?
Any High School student with an interest in veterinary medicine may apply to attend. Along with the application, please include a resume and an essay explaining your interest in attending the VetCAMP and what you hope to gain from the experience. A processing fee of $25 will be required with each application. The cost of the camp is $450 which includes meals, field trips, workshop materials, entertainment, and great giveaways including VetCAMP t-shirts and backpacks. The camp fee will be paid only once the applicant has been accepted. We will have a waitlist of 10 campers for each week.
How do I apply?
Fill out the VetCAMP (week 1) or VetCAMP (week 2), include an essay of less than 250 words explaining why you are interested in participating in VetCAMP and what you hope to learn from the program, a resume, a transcript (if applicable), and a payment in the form of cash or check made out to NCSU or NC State University. We will start receiving applications beginning on 28th January, 2013. (Please DO NOT send the applications before 28th January, 2013)
What's in it for me?
If you have been interested in a career in veterinary medicine, then this example of 2012 program will provide you with an understanding of the challenges and rewards of this profession. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students who have a similar passion and begin forging future relationships with those who care about science and medicine for animals. We offer various sessions designed to meet different educational and developmental levels, and VetCAMP will challenge and stimulate you in innovative, fun and exciting ways.
Some of the exciting elements that you will experience in VetCAMP include:
(a) Site tour of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
(b) Animal Organ systems-related dissections
(c) Lectures relating to different aspects of the field of Veterinary Medicine
(d) Trips to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the Piedmont Wildlife Center
(e) Fun games relating the Veterinary Medicine
(f) Other demonstrations and hand-on activities
And most importantly, you'll make new friends from around North Carolina and the Raleigh area who have the same interest and career goals as you.
Where can I stay if I am out-of-state or not a commuter?
As a part of the VetCAMP experience, students may choose on-campus housing at University Towers for an additional fee (Please fill out this form for reservations www.ncsuvetcamp.com). For more information about University Towers visit: www.utowersraleigh.com
The pricing for on-campus housing at University Towers is as follows:
Double Room *(2 students/room) Single Room **(1 student/room)
4 breakfasts & 5 dinners $129.25 per camper $179.25 per camper
Double Room (share room with another Vet Camp student) - $17.50 per night or $70 for a four night stay
Single Room (room to themselves) - $30 per night or $120 for a four night stay
Double Room w/ 4 breakfasts & 5 Dinners ($5.75 for each breakfast and $7.25 for each dinner) - $129.25
Single Room w/ 4 breakfasts & 5 Dinners ($5.75 for each breakfast and $7.25 for each dinner) - $179.25
*student will share a room with another VetCAMP student and a bathroom with the adjacent room, also housing a VetCAMP student.
**student will not share a room, but will share a bathroom with the adjacent room, also housing a VetCAMP student.
NOTE- The payment for housing will have to be done separately at University Towers and should not be included in the check mailed for the VetCAMP fee.
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