The transition to post-secondary education, particularly when it requires living in an urban environment, brings both opportunities and challenges. Pre-Collegiate Camp offers immersive, fun experiences that show participants what life can be like as a post-secondary student.

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit at Pre-Collegiate Camp 2024!

July 2-10

This year, our focus is on showcasing how STEAM can pave the way to entrepreneurship and owning your own business.

What to expect:

  • Meet the Innovators: Engage with inspiring entrepreneurs and innovators from various industries and gain invaluable insights into how STEAM skills can translate into successful businesses.
  • Connect with Indigenous student supports: Connect with Elders and organizations that support Indigenous students and youth in Halifax.
  • Amazing Race Kjipuktuk: Embark on a city-wide adventure, solving clues and tackling challenges that test your teamwork and creativity.
  • Tidal-Bore Rafting: Feel the adrenaline as you navigate the tides and bond with fellow participants.

There is no charge for those selected to be a part of this program. All accommodations including travel, meals and hotel are covered for participants.

2024 Pre-Collegiate Program Registration
A pre-college/university program for Indigenous youth to explore their interest in science, technology, engineering, digital arts and math. Youth will discover educational pathways and build skills and create working relationships with peers and industry professionals.
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Please note that preference will be given to youth aged 16-18.

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Please feel free to take the time to further provide things that interest your youth or what their future aspirations might be to help us better guide and engage your youth while in our care.

About the Pre-Collegiate Program

Pre-Collegiate Camp provides Indigenous youth in grades 10-12 with engaging and interactive programs in STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to explore topics they’re interested in, discover educational pathways, and build relationships with peers and industry professionals. The program incorporates activities to help develop skills in professional development and experiences such as lab tours, special presentations, and field trips.

Pre-Collegiate Camp is supported by Natural Science and Engineering Research of Canada (NSERC), Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation, and Dalhousie University.

For more information about this program, contact us at

Program Details: 


July 2-10


Halifax, NS




Dalhousie University

This program is brought to you by Ulnooweg Education Centre in partnership with Dalhousie Innovation Hub and supported by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada).

Program Highlights:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Urban exploration
  • Cultural programming
  • Community connections
  • Dorm living experience
  • College & university tours
  • Laboratory & workplace tours

Registration for our 2024 program is OPEN!

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Enriched STEAM Curriculum

Enriched STEAM Curriculum

This interactive digital skills-based curriculum series is focused on introducing Indigenous students in grades 4-12 to the core fundamentals of coding, robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, animation, web development, and 3D modeling.

Math with Dash

Math with Dash

In combination with the versatile and ever-popular Dash Robots, this hands-on curriculum series focuses on advancing numeracy skills and mashing it up with the foundations of learning in robotics and coding. Teachers will gain valuable skills in effectively utilizing digital devices like Dash, while gaining experience in coding and robotics.

Project-Based Science

Project-Based Science

From building garbage-eating robots to exploring fields of applied oceanic science, the Project-Based Science program offers advanced educational opportunities for youth to explore science in a fun and unique way while helping to build skill advancement in STEAM career paths.