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TRU Summer Camp in Science and Health Sciences for Indigenous High School Students

A camp in science and health science for Indigenous high school students, grade 8 to 10 from around BC.

Dates: July 28 to Aug. 1

Application deadline: July 12

  • Make new friends
  • Learn about traditional medicine and science
  • Participate in hands on experiments
  • Go to the movies and swimming at the TCC
  • Learn behind the scenes nursing skills
  • Learn about Careers in Nursing, Engineering, Technology, Veterinary sciences, Environmental Science, Reclamation and Environmental Monitoring
  • Meet Indigenous Industry professionals, faculty and staff
  • Tour BC Hydro facility
Summer Camp
Summer Camp Application Form
To apply for the Thompson Rivers University Summer Camp in Science and Health Science for Indigenous High School Students 2024.
Contact: For more information, please contact TRU Science and Health Science Camp at

Before you apply

  1. This form must be completed by both the student applicant and their guardian.

  2. Student applicants must be in Grade 8 to 10, be residents of British Columbia. Preference will be given to students of Indigenous ancestry (including status, non-status, First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and students who have not attended this camp in previous years.

  3. Applications must be received by July 12th, 2024 in order to be considered.

  4. Note that spaces are limited, so apply early! Spaces for each geographical region may be allocated to ensure a diverse representation of students.

  5. Camp fees are $50, due once you have been accepted. Payment information will be in your welcome package. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their band or a sponsoring agency. The registration fee includes accommodation at the TRU Residence and Conference Centre, and all meals. Students are responsible for their travel to and from TRU. Gas cards are available.

  6. Refunds are only available if you cancel at least one week prior to the camp start date.

  7. Accepted students will be notified by July 12th, 2024. A Welcome Package including all camp details will be emailed to you at that time.
Student Information

Woman (People whose current gender is woman. This includes cisgender and transgender people who are women.) Man (People whose current gender is man. This includes cisgender and transgender people who are men.) Non-Binary Gender. (People whose current gender is not exclusively a woman or man. This includes people who do not have one gender, have no gender, are gender fluid, or are Two-Spirit.)

School Information

Emergency Contact Information / Parent Information

Health Information

Camp Information On-campus Housing and Roommate Selection
All participants will stay in on-campus housing. All students will stay in a 4 room suite with roommates. If there is someone of the same gender whom you would like your child to share a room with, please mark that person’s name here and we will do our best to accommodate you.

In order to assist TRU Science and Health Science Summer Camp, please provide your child/children's correct t-shirt sizes.

Statement of Interest
Write a few sentences explaining what interests you about this science camp.

Student Applicant's Signature
Please sign below to acknowledge that the information on this application is true to the best of your knowledge and that you understand the following:

Privacy Notice: Thompson Rivers University (TRU) collects, uses, discloses and retains personal information in compliance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Your personal information is being collected and will be used for the purposes of administration, registration and other decisions on students’ academic status, and for the purposes consistent with the administration of the University and its programs and services, including the programs of student societies/student unions, alumni association and the Thompson Rivers University Foundation. The collection of this information is permitted under section 26(c) of the FIPPA.

Parent / Guardian Consent

a) injuries or death resulting from travel to and from locations to be visited;
b) insect bites;
c) allergic reactions to food, plants, soils, and animal life;
d) injuries (and possibly even death) both minor, such as possible scrapes, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, sun or wind burns and major resulting from participation in above noted event and all related activities;
e) confrontations or interactions with people who are criminally or maliciously motivated;

a) I am solely responsible for my child’s behavior; and
b) my child will obey all the rules and regulations pertaining to the event and all related activities;
c) this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
d) this Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and no other jurisdiction, and
e) litigation involving the parties to this Agreement shall be brought solely within the Province of British Columbia and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of British Columbia.
f) If I cannot be readily contacted, I authorize Thompson Rivers University to provide or cause to be provided such medical services as the university or medical personnel consider appropriate.
g) The Thompson Rivers University Science and Health Science Summer Camp program reserves the right to refuse further participation to any participant for any inappropriate behavior and/or failure to respect the rules and regulations. Should my or this student fail to abide by the program rules and regulations, I authorize Thompson Rivers University to have my or this student returned home at my expense.
h) I consent to reproduction or use of photographs/videos of me/my child,

my/my child's name, and agree that the University may seek copyright of the photographs/videos in its name. In giving this consent, I release the University from liability for any violation of any right I have in connection with any sale, reproduction or use of the photographs or information.
i) I consent to the collection of personal information (such as name, age, birthdate, allergies and other Health information) about me and/or my child by the University for the purposes of administering the Activity.
j) The information in this application is correct and I am the legal parent or guardian of: 

By entering my name below, I assert that I have reviewed and agree to the Informed Consent Agreement I selected above.

Rules and Regulations

NOTE: Many of these rules and regulations are non-negotiable and are set for the best interest of students, staff, chaperones and volunteers.

1. All information on application documents must be completed in order for the student to be considered for participation in the summer camp.
2. Participation in all activities is expected and required unless arrangements have been made through the participant’s parent/guardian and program leaders before the start of the summer camp.
3. If a student is unable to participate in a particular activity, please indicate the type of activity and the reason(s) the student is unable to participate below.

4. Any requested non-scheduled activities on- or off -campus must be pre-arranged and pre-approved by the camp staff and the student’s parent/guardian before the start of the camp.
5. Safety is the utmost concern for all participants—there will be no tolerance for inappropriate behavior (as deemed inappropriate by program leaders).
6. Students must be on time for all activities.
7. Students must remain in the rooms that they are assigned.
8. Students must be in their assigned room by 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated by the program staff.
9. TRU chaperones will be fully responsible for their groups of students and must be consulted first and foremost with requests and/or questions regarding activities, schedule and regulations.
10. Students must have arrangements to be dropped off and picked up at the time indicated on the schedule (students will receive the final schedule upon acceptance to the camp once payment of registration fees is received).
11. Respect for all camp participants and program regulations are imperative.
Pickup / Dropoff Information
Please indicate who will be dropping off and picking up this student:

By entering my name below, I assert that I have reviewed and agree to the Informed Consent Agreement I selected above.

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