Healthcare Discovery Camp


Gateway Discovery Healthcare Camp Press Release


“I came into the camp thinking I knew what profession I wanted to go into but, having the opportunity to learn more about various health care careers and participate in practical skills, I have now been inspired by something different” - Student at Health Discovery Camp.


On the week of July 11th to July 15th, Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health in partnership with Alexandra Marine & General Hospital and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry launched the Health Discovery Camp at our beautiful Camp Klahanie owned by the Goderich Lions Club. The Discovery Healthcare Camp gave twenty-six high school students the opportunity to explore their passion and interest in the healthcare field.


The students learned important clinical assessment skills, ranging from head-to-toe health checks, suturing, and casting. They competed in case competitions using critical thinking skills like differential analysis, applied the Social Determinants of Health, and even had the opportunity to visit various departments at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital such as Laboratory, X-ray Department, etc. Additionally, the students also participated in numerous teambuilding and health care inspired camp games.

The camp included presentations from many local leaders in the healthcare field. Including nurses, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dentist, psychiatrist and more. Schulich Medical Students and Gateway CERH students also presented their career pathways.


The feedback from the camp was phenomenal and we are thankful to have had such an energetic and hopeful group of young minds attend the 2022 Health Discovery Camp.


“The Discovery Healthcare Camp would not have been possible without the support of our local organizations. We are so grateful that you understood the importance of Huron County hosting this camp. With the evident shortage of health professional across the region it is our responsibility to try to expose our youth to the many wonderful healthcare careers available locally,” said Gwen Devereaux RN, Physician Recruitment Lead AMGH Goderich.