Grand Valley State University's College of Health
Professions and the Regional Math and Science Center will host
the Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration (sHaPe)
summer day camp for area teenagers on July 15-18, 2013.
Participants will explore the professions of medical laboratory
science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician
assistant, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology,
sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation.
sHaPe will provide students with the opportunity to participate
in hands-on science activities that include laboratories and
simulations with modern medical equipment, gain academically
challenging scientific knowledge, learn about personal health
and fitness (including exercising in fun ways and making
nutritious meals), learn CPR through the American Red Cross of
Greater Grand Rapids, and experience a field trip to Mercy
The sHaPe program is designed for students entering eighth or
ninth grade, a key time when students are considering careers.
The camp will be held at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health
Sciences, 301 Michigan St. NE. This is the fourth year it
has been offered.
sHaPe participants attend the camp free of charge through
generous donations by Meijer, Mercy Health, Michigan Association
for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and Lake
Michigan Credit Union. The camp is directed and taught by
faculty and staff members from Grand Valley’s colleges of Health
Professions and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For more information, contact Ranelle Brew at (616) 331-5947 or
Kathy Agee at (616) 331-2267.