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Health Professions Summer Day Camp for Teens is Next Week

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Health Care is such a growing career field that for the fifth year, area teens will have the chance to learn about health professions at a summer day camp sponsored by Grand Valley State University.

The Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration (sHaPe) camp is next week, July 14-17 at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids. About 40 participants, eighth or ninth graders, are expected to learn about the exciting careers offered in health care.

The teens will explore professions of medical laboratory science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation.

In addition to hands-on activities in labs, they’ll learn about personal health and fitness. A field trip to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is planned.

The great thing is this camp is free for the students through donations from Meijer, Mercy Health, Junior League of Grand Rapids, Kent County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, and Lake Michigan Credit Union.

The camp is sponsored by Grand Valley’s College of Health Professions and the Regional Math and Science Center.

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