Medics Camp is a fun place where kids ages 5-12, that are intellectually curious, creative and enjoy learning get to be “doctors for a week”. This unique STEM/STEAM camp immerses kids in the world of medicine, ignites their curiosity and gets them excited about science. Each camp day has different medical related themes upon which age appropriate activities, experiments and games are delivered in a fun, educational and creative way. 2021 will be our 5th camp season. 2020 might not have been the camp season we had originally planned but to quote an English proverb "Necessity is the mother of invention" and although we didn't plan to create virtual Medics Camp it has brought kids together who share a common interest and united them in the Medics Camp experience. Many of our virtual Medics live outside of traditional camp geographical borders and never would have otherwise been able to attend.. Now, through the power of technology we can offer kids from all over Canada the opportunity to be "doctors for a week".
This summer we are again offering almost exclusively our virtual camps because the health and safety of our camp community requires it but we are truly excited to offer them again. Our STEM program is all about the science and experience. Our virtual Medics Camp last summer was a huge success with almost 200 kids attending from all over Canada, the US, Mexico and even Cuba! The incredibly positive feedback we received from parents and kids who attended virtual Medics Camp in 2020 confirmed that our virtual program isn't a substitute for our onsite program but an addition. We expect to continue offering virtual Medics Camp beyond the pandemic along with our onsite camps.
If your child is interested in the medical field and loves to learn, they won't want to miss Medics Camp 2021!
Amanda Farris, Director and Founder
Amanda Farris is the director and founder of Medics Camp. Amanda worked in hospitals and clinical settings for over 8 years and has degrees in environmental medicine, health science, and holds an MBA in technology management. She also has taken graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins University in health policy and healthcare informatics.
When camp is not in session, Amanda owns and operates HELPgta, a Red Cross training partner. She teaches First Aid & CPR onsite at workplaces and to sports teams, coaches and community groups as well as youth courses such as babysitting and home alone. She has previously taught workshops for Scientists in School and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. Amanda loves sharing her passion for science and medicine by providing children with a unique camp experience that is fun, engaging and educational.