Camps

Kitpu Wise Health Science Camp


Location

  • Dalhousie University – Halifax campuses

Age range

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth between the ages of 13 and 18

Registration deadline

  • Late February

About the camp

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine's Indigenous Health Program, in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation, hosts a health sciences camp at our Halifax campus for Indigenous youth every March Break. The Kitpu Wise camp introduces youth to a variety of health professions such as – nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, and public health. Our programing helps youth understand the career opportunities they have through interactive, hands on programming. Kitpu Wise also offers personal development workshops and cultural activities.

Participants:

  • Twenty (20) girls and boys, grades 8 through 12 showing promise in science with an interest in health professions will be invited to attend the camp.

Duration/What's included:

  • One week camp (Monday through Friday)
  • This is a day camp
  • Meals and snacks will be provided
  • Cultural craft workshop
  • Counselors will be on site, consisting of responsible health sciences students from Dalhousie University.

Drop off/pick up

  • Accepted students will be dropped off everyday at 8:15am and Picked up at 5:00pm at the Collaborative Health Education Building 5793 University Ave, Halifax except Friday (3:00 pm pick up)
  • Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from home however bus tickets will be provided to students upon request.

Cost

  • Free

Accessibility

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