Anatomy Camp 2021 Canceled
Due to COVID-19, Anatomy Camp 2021 is canceled. Camp dates for 2022 are TBD.
High school juniors and seniors interested in going into pre-med majors in college have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a one-week academic summer camp led by award-winning faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dissect real anatomical specimens, learn anatomy on human cadavers, and look at case studies to diagnose medical problems and study technology-based, cross-sectional anatomy.
Details and Registration
Students are accepted to Anatomy Camp based on many factors including, year in school, interest in science, leadership potential, written essay responses, etc. Students need to have completed two years of high school before the start of the camp to be eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until camp is full; once camp is full, applications will be accepted for the waitlist.
A holistic evaluation of applicants is utilized, and admission is based on the following criteria:
- Statement of passion for science, 250 words or fewer
- Statement of leadership qualities and/or experience, 250 words or fewer
- Unique contributions to an educational environment (optional statement, 250 words or fewer) – examples include disability, participation in TRiO programs such as Upward Bound or Talent Search, first-generation status (when neither parent has completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree), qualification for the federal free/reduced lunch program, attendance at Colorado State University Alliance Program High School, etc.
Tuition for Anatomy camp is $1,850 per student and will be billed via invoice emailed to the address you provide at registration. We accept credit card or check.
Fee includes six nights of lodging in a residence hall, meals (starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday), a lab manual, lab supplies and all supplemental materials, all extracurricular camp activities, and a set of scrubs for you to keep. Payment is due in full within one week of registration or your spot will be forfeited.
If you would like to set up a payment plan, please email email@example.com as soon as your registration is confirmed.
To be considered for a scholarship, applications and supporting materials are due by February 28. If you are sending the application by mail, please be sure it is postmarked February 28. Please send applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and by mail to:
Anatomy Camp at Colorado State University
C/O Heather Hall
Campus Delivery 1680
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Anatomy Camp Leadership Award
This award is a result of the collaboration between previous camp counselors, faculty, and parents of former campers. To apply for the Anatomy Camp Leadership Award, you must be a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior, display leadership qualities in your high school or extracurricular activities, as well as meet a minimum GPA requirement. The award is worth up to $1,000.
Dean’s Office Diversity Scholarship
Funded by the Dean’s office in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this scholarship aims to recognize and support excellent students with diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds that have a strong interest in science. The purpose of the Diversity Scholarship is to expand and enrich Anatomy Camp’s learning community with diverse talents, interests and life experiences. The Dean’s office Diversity Scholarship covers the full cost of camp tuition ($1,850).
Anatomy Camp Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
Funded by private donations, this scholarship was created to support current sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are interested in pursuing pre-medical paths in college and who have overcome adversity at some point in their life. The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated that although they have encountered hardship, they have persevered and committed themselves to becoming successful in their endeavors. The Anatomy Camp Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Award covers the full cost of camp tuition ($1,850).
Colorado State University is located in the heart of Fort Collins in northern Colorado along the Front Range. For ease of access, a shuttle will pick up campers traveling through Denver International Airport (DEN). Participants will be expected to meet at one central location at the airport, where they will be met by camp staff.
Anatomy Camp Application
Schedule and Activities
At Anatomy Camp, students experience learning in a fun, relaxed environment with instructors and counselors who are passionate about teaching anatomy. Because Colorado State University is located in beautiful northern Colorado, campers also get the opportunity to whitewater raft and hike.
Typical Day at Camp
- 6:30-7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
- 8-10 a.m.: Lecture
- 10-11 a.m.: Computer-based cross-sectional anatomy
- 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Lunch
- 12-2 p.m.: Cadaver lab
- 2-4 p.m.: Dissection/anatomy model labs
- 4-5 p.m.: Break
- 5-6 p.m.: Dinner
- 6-9 p.m.: Group activities
- 9-10:30 p.m.: Free time in residence hall
- 10:30 p.m.: Lights out
Dissections and Labs
- Dissections (pig heart, sheep brains)
- Computer-based cross-sectional anatomy
- Virtual human dissector
- Cadaver lab (two-to-one cadaver ratio)
- Suture clinic
- Anatomy clay models
- Whitewater rafting
- Hiking at Horsetooth Mountain
- Colorado State University Recreation Center
- Team building exercises
- Counselor mentoring programs
- Leadership development
Students spend the week in air-conditioned rooms in one of Colorado State University’s residence halls. Campers will share a room with one other student. Three meals a day at one of the on-campus dining centers is also included, starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday.
Items that come in the room (one per resident)
- Bed (height-adjustable and can be lofted based on availability of parts)
- Mattress (39″ wide x 80″ long) – bedding is provided
- Study desk and chair
- Wardrobe closet
- Two-drawer dresser
1680 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523