TRACKS Youth Program

Celebrating 10 Years of culturally-relevant programming!

What is TRACKS?

TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program which provides hands-on experiences for youth interested in the intersections of Indigenous and western sciences. TRACKS is based out of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS) of Trent University, under the umbrella of the Kawartha World Issues Centre and supported by First People's House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct but connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.  

TRACKS: Outreach & Education

TRACKS Outreach & Education runs a wide variety of educational programs throughout the calendar year for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in grades K-12.

For Parents: Available Programs

March Break Week Camp 2020 (WAITLIST ONLY!)

Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our March Break week-long camp this year! Registration will open on February 7th at 5pm. WAITLIST SIGN UP ONLY!

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April 24th 2020 PA Day (opens April 10th)

Sign up your camper to join TRACKS on April 24th for a Spring PA Day! Registration opens on April 10th at 5pm.

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Summer Camp Session 1: July 13th-17th 2020 (WAITLIST ONLY!)

Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our first session of Summer Camp this year! Registration opens on February 14th at 5pm.

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Summer Camp Session 2: August 10th-14th 2020 (WAITLIST ONLY!)

Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our second session of Summer Camp this year! Registration opens on February 14th at 5pm.

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TRACKS: Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership

TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous high school aged youth, providing them with valuable training and leadership development opportunities.

For Teachers:

Giizhigoong (Sky World): May 2020 (OPEN NOW!)

Back by popular demand, TRACKS is so excited to once again offer our limited-time workshop in the ROM Travelling Planetarium, Giizhigoong (Sky World), from May 11-15th!

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TRACKS at Trent: June 2020 (OPEN NOW!)

During the month of June, TRACKS will be offering a fun & active field trip opportunity for teachers and students in Grade 1 to 8!

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Book one of our standard workshops

Click below for descriptions of workshops we typically run for schools and camp programs.

Invite us into your school, or if you are looking to deepen your TRACKS experience, consider booking your class for a half or full day program at Trent University, where the wetlands, labs and tipi are our classroom!

Blog & Media

  • 25/03/2020 12:00 PM

Given our responsibility as a youth program during the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for increased social distancing, TRACKS is taking a pause from active programming for a bit. As things continue to progress, we will post updates to this page!

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  • 19/02/2020 04:36 PM

Better late than never -- we are excited to make public our Annual Report for 2019!

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  • 12/02/2020 12:32 PM

During the week of February 9th - February 15th TRACKS took over the Bata Library display case to showcase our 10th Anniversary. Read Shaelyn's impression of taking on this project!

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  • 04/02/2020 12:00 PM

This Winter/Spring semester, TRACKS has hired three new, fantastic staff to take on various projects. The last of these staff is Jazzmin Foster, returning from her position as Oshkwazin Program Supervisor from the Summer of 2019. Read her bio below!

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Summer Camp (Indigenous youth 12-14 only): July 27th-31st 2020

This Summer, TRACKS is hosting another camp specifically for Indigenous youth between the ages of 12-14. Sign up your 12-14 year old to spend a week with TRACKS!

Camp details:
Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st
Trent University Campus
Ages: 12-14 (Indigenous youth only!)
Price: sliding scale between $50-$250 or FREE with subsidy form!

Parents/Guardians of Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 to 14 are encouraged to register for their camper for this camp week now!
Please read the below before filling out the Camper Information Form.

Pricing and subsidy: This camp day is priced on a sliding scale between $50 and $250 to ensure financial accessibility. We hope that this will be accessible for most but please indicate in the form below if this baseline price is limiting and we will be able to provide a full subsidy (this requires a separate Subsidy Application Form).

TRACKS Camp Policies: Before you fill in the below Camper Information Form, please review our TRACKS Camp Policies and indicate that you have read and agree to them in the form. Find these policies (Discipline Policy, Payment/Refund Policy & Parent/Guardian Feedback Policy) available for download here.

Waitlist: Once we have reached capacity for this day (15), we will be keeping a waitlist. If your plans for the day change at any point in the coming months, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reach out to our waitlist. If we do not receive your registration forms and payment within one week of camp (or we do not receive communication about when we will receive these) then your camper's spot will be given up to someone on the waitlist.

Please call 705-748-1011 (ext. 6381) or email with any questions, concerns or special requests.

Camper Information Form

Fill in the information below to sign your 12-14 y/o camper up for TRACKS Summer Camp. Please ensure to fill out a separate form for each camper you are signing up.

Thank you for filling out our Camper Information Form. Please expect an email from us within 48 hours to confirm your registration.

Actua Network

​TRACKS is a proud member of Actua. Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua to learn more. ​
Actua Network

Kawartha World Issues Centre

TRACKS is supported by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC). KWIC is a charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change. Since 1989, KWIC has served Peterborough and the Kawartha region by organizing educational events and workshops, animating youth-led initiatives, facilitating working groups, supporting community research projects, internships and placements and sharing resources. Please visit KWIC to learn more.
Kawartha World Issues Centre


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  • Trent University C/O Indigenous Studies