2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp

The HARC’s 2021 Northern BC Indigenous Youth Summer Science Camp was a success! Please find a video of our 2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp below!


Although we were unable to host an in-person camp in Prince George in 2021 due to the unique challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our team worked hard to bring our fully-funded Summer Science Camp directly to campers through a community-based virtual hybrid delivery approach!

Our team at the Health Arts Research Centre designed a virtual science curriculum that was delivered via Zoom between August 9-12th. Youth had the opportunity to learn about anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutritional sciences, medicine, as well as learn about different healthcare careers. In addition, each community ran self-determined cultural and recreational activities each day. Examples of some of these activities included canoeing, rock-climbing, cedar weaving, smoking fish, making salves, and much more!

August 9th, 10th, and 11th were full days of building cultural connections, going on fun recreational adventures, and participating in science-themed workshops led by Indigenous scientists and healthcare workers from across northern BC! On August 12th, youth connected with other 2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp youth for a closing dinner and panel presentation by Indigenous healthcare professionals and post-secondary admission support professionals.

☀ By inspiring Indigenous youth to pursue post-secondary education and healthcare careers, youth are not only leading change in their home communities, but are also transforming the healthcare system to be culturally safe and responsive to the needs of Indigenous peoples.☀