Summer Health Career Camps

One of the critical components of the Health Career Pipeline Programming offered through the Statewide Pipeline Program is the summer health career camps for students interested in health careers.  Camps are offered for students at various age levels and preparation.

Depending upon the location, these camps range from 4 days to 3 weeks and can require students to commute each day or reside on a college campus for the duration of the camp. 

*For more info about the summer camp options for students in your particular region of the state, please contact the Health Career Coordinator in your AHEC region

Some camps are region specific and are only open to students within a particular AHEC’s service region.  Others, specifically those offered by the UK Central AHEC Office, are open to students from across the state. 

The UK AHEC offers two residential summer camps for current high school students.  The Summer Enrichment Program Camp is open to Kentucky-resident rising high school juniors (current sophomores) who attend a school in Kentucky.  The Health Researchers Youth Academy Camp is open to Kentucky-resident rising high school seniors (current juniors) who attend a school in Kentucky.  Applications are reviewed by a committee of AHEC personnel and partners from the UK campus and around the state.  Based on various criteria (letter of recommendation, personal statements, transcript, etc.), invitations are extended to students selected to attend.  

Camp dates are June 9 - June 28, 2019.  

Registration for both summer camps is now CLOSED. 

For more information about the residential summer camps at the University of Kentucky contact Lisa Hatten at, email or call 859.323.1378.

If you have interest in being a Resident Advisor for camp please contact Emily Chambers at or 859.323.8013.  RAs must have at least completed their freshman year of college before camp starts.  

View a video from the 2013 Summer Camp or more pictures on the UK AHEC Flickr Page!

Find answers to Camp FAQs here!