The goal of Eagle Spirit Camp is to offer 30 Indigenous youth from across Canada a 3-day university experience to show them that obtaining a higher education is a possibility that is well within their reach. The camp espouses a “high performance” model as a lifestyle approach created for Indigenous youth by Indigenous students, faculty, leaders, alumni and communities. With the help of McGill student volunteers who offer workshops and activities throughout this three-day camp, youth are encouraged to pursue personal growth beyond academia.
This camp exposes youths to the many levels of university life through in-class lectures and hands-on activities from various faculties including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Law and Social Work. In addition to gaining exposure to these fascinating career paths, they’re shown some of the physical activities, cultural sharing exchanges, and social gatherings that make McGill University a great place to be.
By the end of the weekend, participants have formed meaningful connections with Indigenous students and allies at McGill University, as well as youth leaders from across the country.
For more information, please see the Eagle Spirit Camp website.