CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp

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CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the CDC Museum. DDC reflects the museum’s mission of educating the public about CDC’s work. This academic day camp is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years. During camp students are immersed in the diverse field of public health.

Topics vary year to year, but may include: public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law. Camp is a fast paced, academically demanding program. Participants are expected to fully immerse themselves, work together, and become a diverse team of disease detectives!

AUDIENCE: All students to who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2021-2022 school year and at least 16 years old on the first day of the camp session to which they are accepted.

As the CDC Museum remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not able to predict yet if in-person programming will be available the summer of 2021. If the museum is not reopened for in-person programming, the CDC Museum will offer only online courses. A final decision on in-person programming will be made May 3, 2021; all applicants will be notified of the decision by email.

Summer 2021 Program Dates

Summer 2021 Program Dates

if CDC Museum is open to the public if CDC Museum remains closed to the public
Online Course 1
June 7 – 11
Online Course 2
July 5 – 9
Online Course 1
June 7 – 11
Online Course 3
July 5 – 9
Camp 1
June 21 – 25
Camp 2
July 19 – 23
Online Course 2
June 21 – 25
Online Course 4
July 19 – 23

HOW TO APPLY: Summer 2021 CDC Museum Public Health Academy Programs Applicationpdf icon

Page last reviewed: January 27, 2021