ST. CLOUD -- Giving students a hands-on learning experience and exposing them to careers in healthcare is the mission of St. Cloud State University's Scrubs Camp.

Leah Meredith is the Experiential Learning and Outreach Director at St. Cloud State she says the program helps give students a realistic idea of what it's like to work in today's healthcare industry.

"They essentially go through sessions like you would if you were going to a conference. You get to do hands on simulated activities, learning about careers in nursing, social works and other behavioral health areas. You get to learn about what it would be like to be a physician on a college campus, or a physician in a hospital and so forth."

This is the university's second year hosting the day camp. Last year the camp focused on grades 7-12. This year SCSU and St. Cloud Technical and Community College split up the students by grade year.

"The technical college is actually offering the same camp, on the same three days, so they have 7-9 graders and we have 10-12 graders."

Eighty-two students are enrolled in this year's SCSU section of Scrubs Camp. The program will run through Wednesday.

(Chrissy Gaetke, WJON)