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Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp


The McGill University Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp is a 3-day camp aimed at empowering and encouraging Indigenous youth to realize their full potential in the areas of sport, education, career and personal development. The Camp was created in 2005 after the First Peoples' House was charged with the task of creating and implementing the Eberts' Outreach Fund strategy. The idea came from discussions focusing on the best process to meaningfully engage the Indigenous community and expose them to McGill University.

Sports play an important role in many Indigenous communities but athletic aspirations that focus solely on making it to the professional leagues is a one dimensional view of success that can be more limiting than empowering. Health and athletics are the cornerstones of the Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp. They are used to teach youth that true success is a balance of multiple dimensions including: academics, family, personal relationships, health, culture and self-esteem.

The success of the Camp is two-fold in that it introduces Indigenous youth to fitness, sport and post-secondary opportunities but it also builds and strengthens relationships between the Indigenous and McGill communities.

The Camp relies on the generosity of financial donors as well as the support of many members of the McGill community, including the Eberts Family. This camp would also not be possible without the in-kind donation of time and resources of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Department of Athletics.

L’Université McGill, à travers la Maison des Peuples Autochtones, Aboriginal Community Outreach et le Bureau des Admissions, Équité et Diversité de la Faculté de Médecine, vous présente:

Le 8e Camp de Haute Performance Esprit d’Aigle, un camp annuel qui aura lieu en 2014 du 2 au 6 juillet à l’université McGill à Montréal, Québec. Ce sera la première année où le camp sera en français et en anglais.Ci-joint se trouve une lettre avec plus d’informations ainsi qu’un poster. 30 jeunes autochtones venant de partout au Canada sont invités à postuler avant la date limite : le 24 Avril 2014. Les candidats sont invités à soumettre (1) un formulaire d’inscription, (2) une lettre de motivation de 2 pages et (3) deux lettres de recommandations venant d’un professeur, entraineur, ou responsable de centre communautaire, etc. 

Merci d’avance de votre participation. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous ayez besoins d’informations supplémentaires.

Deadline: April 4, 2014 - new deadline is April 24, 2014

Send completed application to:
First Peoples’ House
c/o Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp
3505 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7
Fax: 514-398-8169
Email: firstpeopleshouse [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Vous pouvez envoyer les candidatures des façons suivantes:
Poste: First Peoples' House,
Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp,
3505 Peel street, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7
Fax: 514-398-8169
Courriel: firstpeopleshouse [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Eagle Spirit Camp brochure // Eagle Spirit Camp poster
To view our video, please click on the following link: Eagle Spirit Camp Video

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