Health Pioneers has been postponed to summer 2021.
Health Pioneers learn how to tackle the toughest barriers to health and health care facing people today in a fun and challenging camp. Through interactive lessons and hands-on activities at ASU’s West campus and day trips to the Downtown Phoenix and Polytechnic campuses, Pioneers will enjoy an eye-opening journey of discovery on the health challenges that impact vulnerable people in different ways — and they’ll learn the skills that will help them make a difference now. Pioneers can participate in a mentoring program after their initial camp experience ends, allowing them to apply what they’ve learned in a special project for their own community. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate for their effort, branding them true Pioneers of Health Disparities (PhDs).
2021 Theme: Zero Hunger
Health Pioneers address a different theme each year aimed at reducing health disparities. For 2021, they will investigate strategies to end hunger and learn how to help the world achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.They will collaborate with experts from the College of Health Solutions, the School of Sustainability, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and Saint Mary’s Food Bank as they research and develop sustainable health solutions.
Dates: Summer 2021
Location: ASU’s West campus
Grades: Eighth to 11th grade
Residential cost: $1,089. Campus stay Sunday to Friday, available to ninth and 10th grades only.
Day camp cost: $710. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday to Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes lunch.
Registration deadline: When camp fills or three weeks prior to the start date, whichever comes first.