Summer camps

Indigenous Summer Scholars & Leadership Camps

Aboriginal, student, orientation, leader, volunteer

UBC Okanagan currently hosts two summer camps for Indigenous youth:

  • Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp
  • Indigenous Summer Leadership Camp

These integrated programs aim at providing the next generation of Indigenous leaders with the opportunity to become part of the university experience. The goal of these camps is to help build the students’ interests in higher education and their ability to act as leaders in their community and schools. Each of these programs are designed in a holistic way that incorporates physical, mental, social, and cultural programming.

Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp and Indigenous Summer Leadership Camp are free programs that include all food, accommodations, events, and programming.

However, the cost of travel to and from these camps is not covered.

For information on applications, email

indigenous summer scholars camp

Indigenous Summer
Scholars Camp

Ages: going into grades 7-9


Camp 1: July 9 – 13, 2023

Camp 2: July 30 – August 3, 2023

ISSC Camp Participant Application Form 2023

indigenous summer leadership camp

Indigenous Summer
Leadership Camp

Age: going into grades 10-12

Dates: July 16 – 20, 2023

ISLC Camp Participant Application Form 2023

For any questions or to submit your application, please email:

From the Vancouver Area?

Check out the UBC Vancouver Summer Science Programs

The Summer Science Program is a one-week cultural, health, and science program for Aboriginal students in grades 9–12. The program promotes interest in health and science programs through firsthand experience at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, eat great food, connect with Elders and role models, and enjoy fun, laughter, and learning. Students who are First Nations, Inuit, or Métis are able to apply for either session.

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