sHaPe Camp

Interested in a career in health professions?

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a one-week day camp introduction to the Health Professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades.  This summer's camp will be held July 13-16, 2015

sHaPe Student

Students in sHaPe have the opportunity to study anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and personal health and fitness.  They explore the professions of clinical lab science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation.

Program activities include exercising in fun ways, making nutritious meals, collecting data in a laboratory setting, using modern medical equipment, understanding different types of therapies for various injuries and disabilities, and experiencing a field trip to Mercy Health - Saint Mary's Campus.

Sessions will be held at the GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Services in downtown Grand Rapids. Click here for a virtual tour!

Participants must be between the ages of 12-15, entering the 8th or 9th grade in the fall and Michigan residents. Preference will be given to students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools. 

The camp is FREE. Lunch is provided each day. Transportation will be available based on need.

Watch the 2014 sHaPe Camp video!

Brochure with Registration Form

Please click here for the 2015 bilingual brochure (2 pages- with the registration form).  You also may download a more printer friendly English version here.  Applications are due April 30, 2015. You may return the application through email, US postal service, or fax to (616) 331-3412.


Contact Information

For questions on the camp, please contact Kathy Agee at the RMSC at (616) 331-3031 or

A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors!


Mercy Health