Indigenous Youth Summer Retreat
August 12 – 17, 2018

Lightning Trail is a camp hosted by Northern College for youth ages 12-15. Our camp introduces attendees to postsecondary life (including living at the Residence for a week) while building confidence, leadership skills, team work skills and cultural understanding. The desired result is to help students identify their dreams; their strengths and a pathway to achievement.
Throughout the week, many exciting events are planned. Some of these include:

  • The Sacred Fire
  • Drum Teachings
  • Cultural Teachings Lead by Elders/Knowledge Keepers
  • Post-secondary program workshops

And we can’t forget the fun and games with prizes to be won!

We want to hear from you in order to ensure the best experience. Show us your interest by answering the following questions:

1. Introduce yourself. What is your name, where are you from, how old are you? (remember you must be 12-15 years of age to participate)
2. Are you interested in learning about your culture? Yes or No
3. Are you interested in learning about post-secondary? Yes or No
4. In two or three sentences tell us what you hope to learn/experience during Lightning Trail 2018.

Apply one of two ways:

1) In writing to:

Lightning Trail Committee Northern College
Indigenous Services Department
4715 Highway 101 East
South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0


2) Get creative! Send us a video of you. If you’d like, include your friends, family and/or community in the video. These can be sent to: or through Facebook messenger at

Lastly, please provide contact information for a personal reference. A friend, relative, a mentor, a teacher, or anyone in the community who you look up to. Someone to attest to how awesome you are! We look forward to hearing from you!

Download a copy of the interest application.