Nurse Camp

MultiCare Nurse Camp - July 9 - 13th, 2018

MultiCare Nurse Camp

Are you a current high school sophomore or junior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or allied health professional?

MultiCare’s Annual Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore these exciting careers — and thanks to gracious donations from a variety of community organizations and businesses, including MultiCare Health System, the MultiCare Nurse Camp is FREE!

Our goal is to encourage, inspire, and support students who are considering nursing or allied health professions, such as pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy.

At the 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, July 9th-13th, you’ll join professional nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Center, Labor & Delivery, Pediatric Care, and Adult Surgical Care areas. You will also participate in hands-on station rotations, mock codes, and even visit a local nursing school. In short, you’ll get a firsthand, behind the scenes look at the multifaceted world of nursing and allied health.

Nurse Camp Crew in Ambulance - Waving

The 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, July 9th-13th, is a free five-day camp based out of MultiCare Tacoma General and MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospitals, and is held from approximately 8:30am - 4:00pm, daily.

At the end of the 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, you’ll walk away with nursing skills, knowledge of health careers, nursing scrubs, new friends, a more focused future, and wonderful memories. Completion of the MultiCare Nurse Camp is an excellent addition to college and employment applications.

Nurse Camp Student with Test PatientCurrent high school sophomores and juniors in Pierce, South King, Kitsap, and North Thurston Counties, who are interested in nursing or other health-related career and motivated to learn more, are eligible to apply.

Approximately 100 students who are current sophomores and juniors at the time of application, and have not participated before in MultiCare Nurse Camp, will be accepted.

Students will be admitted based on a total score awarded for all elements of their application, including a personal statement and a reference, as outlined on the application checklist.

2017 MultiCare Nurse Camp Application Checklist

The Nurse Camp 2017 application is closed at this time! We will post information about the Nurse Camp 2018 application date, in the Fall of 2017. 

1) Application Form and Essay Questions: Only typed forms will be accepted. 

2) Letter of Recommendation: One (1) letter of recommendation form in a sealed envelope from a science teacher, academic advisor, employer, volunteer supervisor, or mentor who knows about your goals of becoming a nurse or related health professional is required.

3) School Transcript: A current high school official sealed transcript (ask your counselor how to obtain yours).


  1. Please email your Application Form and Essay Questions to [email protected]. Include “Last Name, First Name – 2017 Nurse Camp Application” as your subject heading on the email. *Please submit in a .doc or .pdf format. Any other format will NOT be reviewed*

  1. Please mail your 1) Letter of Recommendation and 2) School Transcript in ONE envelope to the following address:

MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity

Attention: 2017 MultiCare Nurse Camp

c/o Sheri Mitchell

PO Box 5299, Mailstop: 409-2-CHL

Tacoma, WA 98415

Contact Us

Questions? Please email [email protected]. A response will be delivered within 24-48 business hours.

Do you enjoy working with high school youth? Are you interested in supporting the operations of Nurse Camp and providing encouragement to students interested in pursuing a health care career?

If so, please consider volunteering at our 15th Annual Nurse Camp: July 9th- 13th, 2018. Volunteers are essential to the success of the Nurse Camp! All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Days and hours are negotiable. Health care experience is welcomed, but not required. To volunteer, please email [email protected].

How Do I Apply?

Starting January 3rd, 2018, applications and instructions can be found under the “Application” section above.

The MultiCare Nurse Camp application process is highly competitive. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only the first 225 complete applications will be considered. Therefore, early submittal of your application packet is highly recommended.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].