Kitpu Wise Health Science Camp


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.