How to join

Signing up to Shape Up

Signing up for the Shape Up program is easy and free. The program provides you access to tools designed specifically for camps by camps and experts in the fields of healthy eating and physical activity.

How to Join

Step 1: Familiarize yourself, via the website, with the Shape Up program and the approach.

Step 2: Return the signed endorsement letter (the letter is sent by the Shape Up Team on request).

Step 3: Get involved in the program

  • Attend the Shape Up Summit (one day of training for the Shape Up leader in your camp)

  • Take part in events and conference call offered

  • Take part in the Shape Up training session (for camps with a food service)

Step 4: Commit to taking action

  • Determine the camp’s goals, plan how you will reach them, and keep track of the changes you observe

  • Offer training on healthy habits to your entire team

  • Engage each and every one of your team members

  • Make the Shape Up tools available to your staff and ensure they are used so your camp team can adapt its practices

Camps can sign up for the Shape Up program each year in the fall. You can now register on the waiting list by contacting the Shape Up team at 418-648-6618 or

Go to the Camp Zone to access various tools you can try (game sheets and nutrition activities). You’ll also find there a description of the services and tools available to member camps.