The 12th annual sHaPe Camp was held July 12-15, 2021

The 2021 Camp was held in 3 formats:  Virtual, In-person, and remote to 3 different cohorts.
Read about it in the GVNext Article!

sHaPe 2021 Battle Creek

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!

sHaPe remote Camp 2020

Traditional in-person camp

Because of the pandemic, we were not able to host in in-person camp in 2020.  We hope to return to in-person for all students in 2022.

Program activities include 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!

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.

sHaPe Camp 2019

sHaPe Camp is Award Winning!

sHaPe Camp is a 2018 Hometown Health Heroes award recipient, given by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  The purpose of the Hometown Health Hero award is to recognize individuals and organizations which have made significant contributions to protect and improve their community’s health. Hometown Health Hero awards are presented every April as part of Michigan’s Public Health Week.

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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