CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
After careful consideration, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CDC Museum Disease Detective Camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of the campers is our first priority, and this is the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are extremely disappointed that we are unable to conduct the camps this summer, but we know it's the right decision based on the information we have today.
Please continue to check CDC's COVID-19 website for additional COVID-19 updates. We appreciate your understanding.
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!
The application process for our 2020 camp is now closed. Please check back in mid-December for the 2021 camp application.