Camp Survivor

Camp Survivor

Due to low enrollment, we are regretfully cancelling our Camp Survivor: Adventures in Healthcare program for 2017.  While we continue to believe in the mission and value of our program, we cannot justify the expenses needed to operate it with limited camper participation.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Camp Survivor Planning Committee


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Camp Survivor: Adventures in Healthcare

A partnership with numerous local organizations, Camp Survivor: Adventures in Healthcare provides incoming high school freshman and sophomores with the opportunity to explore the wide variety of health care careers through hands-on activities and exciting tribe challenges. From suturing, casting, simulation labs, wheelchair races and water challenges, Campers will explore careers in everything from Nursing, Pharmacy, OT/PT, Radiography, Clinical Engineering and Sports Medicine. It is a jam-packed week full of fun, excitement and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!  Want to see for yourself? Check us out on Facebook!

Our Staff



All Tribe Leaders, Camp Staff and volunteers are background checked through the Maine State Police/Department of Public Safety.

Tribe Leaders – All of our Tribe Leaders are leaders in our community and excel in role modeling and teamwork. The majority of these either work or study in the medical field or have extensive experience working with teenagers. Past Tribe Leaders include:

o School teachers
o Army National Guard Medics
o Medical Radiography students
o Nursing students
o EMS/Paramedic students
o University Volunteer Ambulance Corps EMTs
o Education students
o Child Development students
o Psychology/Pre-Med students

Camp Staff – Our Camp Staff, those responsible for the day-to-day operations while camp is in session, have strong backgrounds in camp management, residential life and programming.

o Alissa Gervais– a former AmeriCorps* volunteer, Alissa has also worked as a Experiential Education facilitator, Behavior Modification Counselor and Summer Camp Director before joining the EMCC team. She is employed as EMCC’s Director of Residential Life and Activities as well as Camp Survivor’s Registrar and Camp Coordinator.

o Michelle Bladen– Joining our Camp Staff for 2017, Michelle has worked as EMCC’s Student Life Admin-Extraordinaire for the past seven years.  She has worked at numerous local businesses in the public and private sector and has overseen the on-site coordination of facilities, housing, security and activities.

Planning Committee – Our planning committee is comprised of numerous professionals working in the healthcare/educational field. This dedicated group is charged with coordinating, recruiting, marketing and planning every aspect of Camp Survivor (a year-round task).

Our 2017 Planning Committee

Michelle Bladen – Eastern Maine Community College
Alissa Gervais– Eastern Maine Community College
Nicole Gray – Eastern Maine Medical Center
Lisa St. Pierre – Acadia Hospital
EJ Roach – Eastern Maine Community College
Sheree Tillson – EMHS
Martha Wildman – Eastern Maine Medical Center
Nichole Wright – Acadia Hospital