GRAND RAPIDS: 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 Health.
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.