Junior University


  • Dalhousie University – Halifax campuses

Age range

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth between the ages of 13 and 17

Registration deadline

  • Last week in May

About the camp

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine's Indigenous Health Program, in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation, hosts health sciences summer camps in Nova Scotia for Indigenous youth every summer. These Junior University summer camps introduce youth to a variety of health professions such as – nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, and public health. Our programing helps youth understand the opportunities through interactive, hands on programming. Junior University also offers personal development workshops and cultural activities.

Duration: Annual (July)


  • Twenty (20) girls and boys, grades 8 through 11 showing promise in science with an interest in health professions will be invited to attend the camp.

Duration/What's included:

  • Five-day camp
  • This is an overnight camp – accommodation, t-shirt, meals, and snacks will be provided.
  • Cultural craft workshop
  • Chaperones will be on site, consisting of responsible health sciences students (male & female) from Dalhousie University.

Drop off/pick up

  • Accepted students will arrive on the first day and remain on Dalhousie campus until the final day.
  • Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from home.


  • Free


If your child requires modified arrangements in order to fully benefit from the camp program, we encourage you to contact the Camp Coordinator at to discuss what options are available.