2015 Anatomy & Physiology Camp I

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Anatomy and Physiology
2015 Anatomy & Physiology Camp I
Jul 12 2015 - Jul 18 2015


Please note there are two 2015 camp dates: July 12-18, and July 19-25
Each session offers a day program and a residential program

The Appalachian State University Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science offers an intense and rewarding summer residential or day camp experience in Anatomy and Physiology! Set in the mountains of western North Carolina, on the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University, this one-week camp will provide high school students with hands-on experience studying the major organ systems of the body, as well as discussion about diseases and injuries that affect these systems.

We work with each student to broaden their understanding of basic sciences and health sciences. There are no prerequisites except a strong interest in the sciences and adequate science and math background to understand the labs and lectures. After each full day of exploration in the Science of Anatomy and Physiology, evening group activities are offered under the supervision of the college-student counselors.

During the six-day camp experience, students will be introduced to a host of health related careers while they participate in activities such as:

•    Introduction to the skeleton and human anatomy
•    Introduction to surgery, suturing, and injections
•    Working with microscopes
•    The cardio-vascular system
•    Pulmonary tests, and experience with ECG, BP, and HR
•    Animal eye, kidney, and heart dissection
•    The urinary system and urine analysis
•    The endocrine system and blood glucose testing

Thoughts from a former student
... My overall experience at the camp was amazing. All the camp participants shared an interest in science so everyone was easy to get along with. ... Dr. Anoufriev's dedication and passion for engaging students to love science as much as he does made me realize that the professors at ASU really care about their students. The hands on dissections/activities, Dr. Anoufriev's informative lectures and demonstrations made every day something to look forward to. ...  S.V. - A&P '13

Student Eligibility

This camp is for high school students (rising 9th through 12th grade). If you have a science aptitude, and are considering a future in any field of health science, this camp is for you!

Only 25 students will be accepted each week of this program. All camp attendees are required to participate in all aspects and activities of the Anatomy and Physiology Camp. Activities include the following (but are not limited to): exposure to human cadavers, animal organ dissections, blood and bodily fluids, etc. Discretion should be used to determine if camp attendees are prepared for such activities.

Camp Leadership

Dr Gregory Anoufriev, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, with a degree from Riga Medical University, Riga, Latvia. His specialty is internal medicine, and he is dedicated to developing a strong connection with his students, to help instill a love for knowledge and the willingness to achieve high academic goals. He has developed and taught “Introduction to Surgical Procedures” for high school students, and has instructed with past Anatomy and Physiology Camps.

Families considering this program might enjoy reading a bit more about the Director, and the Anatomy Camp at Appalachian, in this .PDF file 

Professors from Appalachian State University as well as other medical professionals will provide additional lectures and lab sessions. Faculty will be assisted by graduate students in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State.
College age counselors will be provided for supervision of students while on campus. Participants will experience life on a college campus, staying in the residential facilities on campus and eating in the campus cafeterias and eateries.


The residential fee is $1120 and the day program fee is $900. You may pay in full when you register, or pay a $250 deposit with the balance due before May 1. The residential fee includes 6 nights' lodging in the residence hall, meals starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday, limited illness/accident insurance, lab manual, lab and supplemental materials, and a camp t-shirt.  The day camp fee includes dinner on Sunday, lunches Monday-Friday, limited illness/accident insurance, lab manual, lab and supplemental materials, and a camp t-shirt. 

Additional Information

Check-in: Sunday, July 12, 6:00 - 7:30pm in lobby of residence hall; orientation meeting at 7:30pm. Day campers should plan to check-in and attend the Sunday orientation meeting and dinner.

Check-out: Saturday, July 18, 12:30 - 1:00pm from residence hall.

Program/Camp Cancellation:  Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel this program.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment all fees remitted will be returned.

If you have any questions about camp registration email Jack Chambers.

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