The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) offers a variety of seasonal, educational, and cultural camps and retreats to Métis children and youth in Ontario. These camps cover a wide range of topics and are designed to engage participants through immersive and interactive learning opportunities. These camps and retreats give participants the opportunity to learn about Métis history and be involved in cultural activities and meet other Métis students from across Ontario.We offer camps and retreats that are designed to engage young Métis students interested in college or university, strengthen and share Métis culture and history, and get involved with community based initiatives and activities.

Our programming gives Métis children and youth the tools and knowledge that they need to speak about Métis culture and history and share that knowledge and understanding with others. Through these experiences participants get to gather, share, learn, and celebrate Métis traditions with a specific emphasis on Ontario Métis history and culture. We offer programming that focuses on teaching children and youth about the traditional and contemporary Métis way of life and culture and we also offer training and orientations for participants who want to take their learning and discovery to the next level and would like to teach and guide others.

For up to date information about camp dates, locations, and registration deadlines please see the Latest News section on our Home Page and the MNO’s social media accounts. 

March Break Camp

Do you know a Métis student in grade 10, 11, or 12 who would benefit from learning about all the opportunities in postsecondary education? Connaissez-vous, un Étudiant Métis/une Étudiante Metisse en 10e, 11e, ou 12e qui pourrait bénéficier d’apprendre au sujet des perspectives d’avenir reliées à l’éducation postsecondaire?

This retreat is designed to engage young Métis students interested in college or university. Participants will learn about college and university education and Métis history. They’ll be involved in cultural activities throughout their stay and meet other Métis students from across Ontario. Travel expenses will be covered and accommodations and food will be provided.

Ce séjour est conçu pour encourager les jeunes Métis à poursuivre leurs études au collège ou à l’université. Les participants (es) apprendront au sujet de l`éducation au collège et à l`université et discuteront l`histoire métisse. Durant votre séjour, vous serez impliqués dans des activités culturelles et vous ferez la rencontre des étudiants métis de plusieurs régions de l`Ontario. Vos dépenses de trajet seront payées. L`hébergement et les aliments seront fournis.

Summer Break Camp

Do you know a Métis student in grade 10, 11 or 12 who would benefit from learning about all the opportunities in postsecondary education?

Campers in summer campThe MNO’s Summer Break Camp is a retreat that is designed to engage young Métis students interested in college or university. Selected students will participate in an all-expense paid retreat that will focus on the benefits of college and university education. Participants will also learn about Métis history, be involved in cultural activities throughout their stay, and meet other Métis students from across Ontario.

Summer Youth Program

Designed to strengthen and share Métis culture and history, the MNO’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) is a community based initiative comprised of post-secondary students who deliver Métis culture and history programs to community groups throughout the summer. The main objective of the program is to equip Métis youth with knowledge to speak about Métis people, their culture and history. The training and orientation activities encourage the gathering, sharing, learning, and celebrating of Métis traditions, with specific emphasis on the Ontario Métis history and culture. Click the title for more information about this year’s programming. 

Otawn Cultural Camp

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The MNO’s Otawan Cultural Camp is a great opportunity for Métis youth in grades 10 to 12 to participate in cultural activities in a fall setting. The camp celebrates Métis history as well as traditional and contemporary Métis way of life and culture. Programming will be in sync with the fall season and will engage Métis youth in learning Métis culture and way of life activities. Participant travel and accommodations will be fully covered. The camp typically runs in October of each year and the deadline to apply is typically at the end of September. For more information about the camp please email Camp Coordinator Melody Chislett-Morris at melodyc@metisnation.org