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Summer Programs

Black students learning about careers in health

PLANS provides summer programming for youth from the African Nova Scotian/Canadian community. Since 2014, the African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Summer Camp has been held at Dalhousie University for students in Grades 8-11. In 2016, this camp expanded to Cape Breton University/Nova Scotia Community College-Marconi Campus and in 2017 to St. Francis Xavier University. The goal of summer programming is to provide our African Nova Scotian/Canadian learners with fun, hands-on, and interactive activities to increase interest in the health professions. 

In 2017, the PLANS Prep Institute, a new program was launched for students entering university or college, in the final years of high school, or past camp participants. This camp explores skills to help students succeed in their first years of post-secondary, issues of Black health and community wellness, and explore health careers a little more in depth.

African Nova Scotian Health Science Summer Camp – Halifax, Sydney, Antigonish

African Nova Scotian students from across Nova Scotia who are interested in a career in health are invited to apply for this camp.   The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in the health professions within the Black community.  The camp will introduce youth to a variety of health professions through fun, hands-on and interactive programming.  The camp will also consist of personal development, cultural and recreational activities such as African drumming, swimming and other outdoor activities.  

*Applications are now closed for Summer 2018*

  • July 8-13, 2018 – Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • July 17-20, 2018 – St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
  • July 22-25, 2018 – Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS

African NS Health Science Summer Camp- Information & Application Package [PDF 428 KB]

Applications are due Friday, May 4th, 2018.

PLANS Prep Institute - Dalhousie

PPI is a post-secondary preparation program for Grade 10, 11 & 12 African Nova Scotian learners with a focus on skills development to prepare for success at university or college and ease the transition from high school. The institute will explore courses and programs available and associated careers, skills in leadership, time management, note taking, goal setting, and research and presentation skills.  It will also include personal development, cultural and recreational activities.  

*Applications are now closed for Summer 2018*

  • July 3-6, 2018 – Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

PLANS Prep Institute- Information & Application Package [PDF 431 KB]

Applications are due Friday, May 4th, 2018.