GAIN - Genesis Adventures In Nursing Camp

Camp is held each summer at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and provides an opportunity for high school students--9th grade through 12th grade--to explore nursing and health care careers. The camp is designed to provide an exciting week-long adventure, where participants will have first-hand encounters in various nursing and health care opportunities and through hands-on mock situations and simulations experience what it may be like to be a Genesis nurse.

In 2016 we wanted to know if GAIN Camp truly influenced our campers to pursue a career in nursing or health care. A research study was conducted by surveying GAIN camp participants who completed the program between 2009-2016. The survey revealed that GAIN Camp HAS been influential in participants’ decision to pursue a career in health care. Of the respondents, 67% were pursuing a career in health care.

Pre-registration forms are delivered to Quad City area High School Guidance Counselors the first week in April each year.


Contact Cheryl Johnson at or (563) 421-7673.