Students - Join the Fun at sHaPe Health Professions Camp!

Students in simulation center with patient

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a four-day introduction to health careers for boys and girls currently in middle school. Students in sHaPe study anatomy, physiology, and personal health and fitness. They explore the professions of dosimetry, medical lab science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, radiation therapy, sonography, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation! Sessions are taught by Grand Valley State University faculty.

This hands-on day camp includes: Collecting data in a laboratory setting, using modern medical equipment, and understanding different types of therapies for various injuries and disabilities. 

Sessions are held at the GVSU Health Campus in downtown Grand Rapids. The camp will be held July 10-13, 2023. Participants must be between the ages of 12-15 AND currently in 7th or 8th grade.

sHaPe camp is FREE and lunch is provided each day. Each participant gets a sHaPe t-shirt. Transportation is available based on need.

Applications must be completed online by April 30, 2023. For more information about sHaPe, visit

Register here

For questions on the camp, please contact the RMSC at (616) 331-2267 or Kathy Agee at [email protected].

Page last modified March 8, 2023