Summer Opportunities

Student Summer Opportunities
MASH Camp Program

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in partnership with our local hospitals and community college, offers students entering grades 8-12 the opportunity to learn what health professionals do each day. By participating in interactive, hands-on activities that highlight various career opportunities, students learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of specific health professionals. Involvement in MASH (Medical Academy of Science and Health) Camp will also increase student awareness and understanding of the hospital setting and structure. Additionally, this program provides students the opportunity to network with healthcare professionals in their community, thus building long-term mentoring relationships.

MASH Camp is a unique opportunity for students to experience the health care world in an interactive way. It provides an opportunity for students to take advantage and experience the field of healthcare and start their educational pathway in pursuit of a degree. The 3-day session (9:00-3:00 pm) will help answer some questions and then provide students with a path to explore their options more in-depth. Regardless of the hospital placement, each day will be different with interesting and thought-provoking exercises and activities that will give a real life experience. MASH Camp is offered in the summer at Lewis County General Hospital, Carthage Area Hospital, Samaritan Medical Center, River Hospital and Jefferson Community College. Additionally, MASH Camp is offered in February, (winter break) at Samaritan Medical Center, Carthage Area Hospital, and Lewis County General Hospital.

All students selected to participate in the MASH Camp experience will need:
    Signed release of liability forms by parent/guardian
    Signed media release form by parent/guardian
    Up-to-date and proof of immunization record
    Proof of Physical (within past year)
    Up-to-date (within the past year) and proof that a TB Skin Test (ppd) has been conducted
    Documentation of any medical conditions, dietary needs and allergies
    Signed Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA): parent/guardian and student

Application Process:

To apply for the MASH Camp Program, students must submit a completed application to the FDRHPO office by fax or mail. All applications will be reviewed and ranked based on the following criteria:

    The level of interest demonstrated by the student's essay composition (250 words)
    Essay should include of reasons for interest in MASH camp, interests in
    the healthcare field, and plans for future in the healthcare field.
    A grade point average of 75 or above
    Good attendance record of the student
    Reference from one Teacher or School Counselor
    Parental/Guardian Consent Form
    * Visit for more information, and to fill out your application today!

    4h camp wabasso


    CCE's 4-H Camp Wabasso

    Welcome to a place enchanted by summers past, by the mystical sounds of the natural world. Whispering through the leaves you can hear the spontaneous joy of children engaged in discovering the world around them. These sounds are stirred up and brought to life each summer along the trails twisting through the forest; out into the open meadows alighted by both the golden sun and the warmth of a smile. Then enchantment continues fluttering through camp and down to the lake as it flows alongside the west of camp. Millsite Lake provides a unique waterfront majestic sunsets you just have to see. Come, experience an extraordinary place where learning is fun and playing is learning.

    (315) 628-5048 - phone website


    SUNY Jefferson (JCC) Summer Workshops and Camps

    State University of New York Jefferson is able to bring a lot of learning opportunities to the North Country, not just for adults and young adults, but also in the form of many youth programs. During the summer time it is no different. JCC offers a variety of experiences, which include but are not limited to:

  • Art
  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Bridge Building/Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Keyboarding
  • Rocketry
  • STEaM Institute
For more information, or to sign up for one of these awesome opportunities, please visit :
youth center
Fort Drum Youth Center
The Fort Drum Youth Center and Youth Programs are for youth in Grades 6-12. The Youth Center offers a variety of leisure, developmental and sports programs for middle school and high school students, providing after school, weekend and summer programs. Membership is free!
Hours of Operation :
M- 2:30pm-8:00pm
T- 2:30pm-8:00pm
W- 2:30pm-8:00pm
Th- 2:30pm-8:00pm
F- 2:30pm-9:00pm
Sat- 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sun- closed
Holidays- closed
Please visit for more information!!
Youth Recreation
Many of the towns and villages surrounding the Fort Drum area offer free summer recreation programs Monday through Friday to their respective residents. These programs come with adult supervision, activities, swimming trips, and free lunches. We encourage you to look into your area and see if you are in a town or village that offers such a program!
Indian River Central Summer School (Secondary School)
Each summer Indian River is fortunate to be able to offer Summer School programs to our student body. For students at risk of retention summer school will be required to be promoted to the next grade. Following the at-risk student enrollment, if seats in classes are still available summer school will be opened up to enrollment for students with other needs. Summer School enrollments are typically finalized in Jun e .
NYS parks
Visit a Jefferson County New York State Park
There are no less than 11 State Parks located just in Jefferson County alone. In addition to the camping and swimming availability, often these parks will offer youth programs and activities, as well as recreation parks, arts, crafts, and nature trails. Every park is different. Plan a trip and start exploring! Parks located in Jefferson County:
  • Dewolf State Park
  • Robert Wehle State Park
  • Southwick Beach State Park
  • Grass Point State Park
  • Wescott Beach State Park
  • Long Point State Park
  • Cedar Point State Park
  • Burnham Point State Park
  • Keewaydin Point and Pool State Park
  • Rock Island Lighthouse State Park
  • Wellesley Island State Park
road trip
Things To Do In Northern New York!
THIS is a list of things to do around the area that different people have found fun for different reasons. This list was created collaboratively between students, parents, and faculty. A lot of different perspectives, hopefully you'll find something for you!
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