Health Careers Camp 2019-09-09T07:27:51-06:00

We want to thank all of our 2019 Health Career Camp sponsors for a great event! A big thank you to:
Telluride Foundation, Enterprise Foundation, the Daniels Fund, SWCAHEC, Colorado AHEC, Ballantine Family Fund, Flexible Flyers Rafting, Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Empire Electric, LPEA, Sherpa Real Estate, and Alpine Medical.

To get involved in next year’s event, please click here.

The weeklong camp held on the campus of Fort Lewis College June 9-14th drew twenty-three 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from six of the eight county region: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan and San Miguel. Campers were introduced to various healthcare opportunities and 91% of the teens left camp knowing they have choices about their future.

Check out the Highlights from 2019

What is the Health Careers Camp?

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from eight Colorado counties:  Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan & San Miguel are invited to attend a 5-day health camp on the campus of Fort Lewis College in Durango in June. Guided by camp staff, students explore the many fields of the healthcare industry, engage in hands-on activities and meet professionals from a variety of health occupations. We want every camper to know that they too, can pursue a career in healthcare and make a difference in their community!

Apply to be a camp counselor

AHEC Career Exploration Program

This is a free monthly program for high school students that can be attended in person or virtually.

• Learn how to write a strong personal statement
• Prepare for college
• Receive information on financial aid and scholarships
• Mentoring from current health profession students
• And more!

Call (970) 426-4284 for more information.


“When I came to the Health Careers Camp I THOUGHT I wanted to be a nurse in Durango. Now I KNOW I want to be a nurse in Durango!”
~ Maya, age 17