Nursing Camp: July 14-19, 2019
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

Nursing Camp, facilitated by Auburn University School of Nursing (AUSON) and Auburn Youth Programs (AYP), is an engaging one-week summer program available for high school students interested in careers in nursing. Camp participants “learn by doing” and practice technical skills as they rotate through interactive learning stations led by undergraduate nursing students in the school’s labs and simulation center. Faculty use case studies and simulation scenarios to bring healthcare specializations like emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and home health to life as the teens provide care for simulated patients throughout the week. The week includes team competitions, learning opportunities with community healthcare professionals, and discussion of educational pathways to nursing.

Most of the sessions are held in AUSON’s 89,000 square-foot beautiful new building where student learning experiences in lecture halls, an active learning classroom, skills labs, and the EAGLES Simulation Center are held. Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Dinner is held in The Terrell Dining facility, where campers will have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Auburn University and The School of Nursing recently just completed construction on a brand new Nursing Building located on the corner of Lem Morrison and Donahue Drive. This 89,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is the first building on campus to provide a home for all of nursing’s classes, simulation labs, activity learning centers and offices.

Additional facilities for clinical nursing experiences include East Alabama Medical Center and other hospitals in the area, Mental Health Centers, clinics, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, Public Health Departments, public schools and industrial sites.

Margot Fox
Margot Fox, MSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor

Margot Fox received a BSN from the Auburn University School of Nursing in 1986 and a MSN in Nurse Education from the joint Auburn University/AUM program in May of 2013.

She began her career as a staff nurse in Orthopedics and Neurology at a large regional hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She later served as a community resource nurse in one of the first hospital-sponsored health information and referral services in the NC area. Following a move back to her hometown of Alexander City, Alabama in 1990, Mrs. Fox began a twelve-year career as an occupational health nurse in the textile industry. Her responsibilities included physical health assessments, audio and pulmonary screenings, first-aid and injury care, worker’s compensation case management, ergonomic and safety evaluations, health promotion, and management of on-site clinics in Alexander City, Ashland and Sylacauga plants.

Throughout her nursing career, Mrs. Fox has been active in volunteer organizations within and beyond her community, including six weeks of service as an adult team leader for young adults providing home repair services for underserved families in the Appalachian Mountains. Mrs. Fox joined the AUSON faculty in August 2014 and is involved in junior level academic and clinical instruction. She is a graduate of the year-long Leadership Lake Martin Program, currently serves on the Auburn University School of Nursing Alumni Board, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Kendall Henderson
Kendall Henderson
Assistant Clinical Professor

Mrs. Henderson joined the Auburn Faculty in 2016. She graduated from Auburn’s School of Nursing in 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Following graduation, she moved to Atlanta and worked for Emory University Hospital in the Neurointensive Care Unit for around three years. Mrs. Henderson then went on to graduate from Auburn University in 2016 with her Masters in Nursing Education. After graduation, Mrs. Henderson began working for the Auburn University School of Nursing and teaches first and second semester students in the areas of Nursing Pathophysiology and Adult Health Nursing.

Mrs. Henderson serves on the Research Committee and is also on the Governance Committee for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She also took part in the first nursing camp at Auburn University in the summer of 2016. She is a professional member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Phi Kappa Pi Honor Society, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Alabama Nursing Association.

The camp is full.

If you would like to place your name on the Waiting List, fill out the form.

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Applicants intending to commute to camp can contact Auburn Youth Programs at 334-844-5100 to receive a coupon code for the discounted rate.

Camp Fees are $800 and include the following items:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

What to Bring to Camp:

Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.

Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.

Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!

Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Charger
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
Clothing & Shoes:
  • T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
  • Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
  • One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
  • Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket
  • Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel: For the pool
  • Bug spray/Sunscreen
  • $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
  • Spending Money

Last Updated: March 15, 2019