The 14th and final year of sHaPe Camp was held July 2023

There is no sHaPe Camp for 2024.  Check out other camps at GVSU for pK-12 at

Visit the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center site for Summer STEM camps and activities.


sHaPe camper in lab

Thank you to the hundreds of GVSU faculty/staff/students, community members, and funders who made it possible for over 500 middle school students to experience hands-on Health Professions 2010-2023!

Read about sHaPe Camp in the GVSU Forum Newsletter

sHaPe camper using agility ladder

sHaPe Camp 2022

sHaPe Camp video 2022

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. Students participate in activities that provide hands-on exposure to a variety of health professions including physical therapy, medical lab science, sports medicine, and more!

Program activities include collecting data in a laboratory setting, using modern medical equipment, and understanding different types of therapies for various injuries and disabilities.

Besides learning there is a lot of fun! There are lots of activities that include physical movement and team building with great hot lunches provided.

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

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GVSU Supporting Colleges

sHaPe camp would not be possible without the time and dedication of the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center, College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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