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  • Welcome to the Halifax Camp Courage Application

    Please read this application form all the way to the very end. Make notes as you read so that you know which questions you will have to prepare to answer. Exit from the application form and prepare your answers. Access the form again and complete it. If you want to add something to your application form once you have exited from it, you will have to enter everything all over again into a new application form.

    Camp Courage is an eight-day camp that empowers young women to reach their potential through information, education and inspiration. The Camp is held every second year in early July in HRM. Please visit other areas of our website ( for lots of information on the camp to help you decide if this is a good opportunity for you.

    To qualify for Camp Courage, you must be:

    1. At least 15 years of age but no more than 19 years of age on July 1;
    2. A young woman or gender-diverse youth;
    3. A citizen in good standing as determined by your letters of reference;
    4. Committed to implementing what you have described in your essay regarding the betterment of someone else's life or the life within your community;
    5. Engaged in an active lifestyle due to the strenuous nature of some of the camp activities; and
    6. Someone who has not attended Camp Courage in the past so that as many as possible can benefit from the experience.

    Preference will be given to residents of Nova Scotia. We thank you for your application to Camp Courage. Our selection process is well structured, unbiased and conducted by a panel that is very familiar with the selection criteria. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

    The panel will complete the selection process based on the information provided and collected. Candidates will be selected based on the depth of their volunteer commitments and the completeness of their application. References and personal interviews may be conducted to ensure a fair process. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.

    There is no fee charged for your attendance at the Camp, but donations for the continuation of Camp Courage are certainly encouraged and welcome. Please go to our website for more information on how to donate.

    To apply for Camp Courage, you will have to do two things. You will have to complete this online application form by midnight March 20th, 2023 AND send us three documents as described below. You can mail the documents to this address with a postmark of no later than March 20th, 2023:
    Camp Courage
    281 Craigburn Drive,
    Dartmouth, NS B2X 3V1

    OR you can scan the documents and email them to - again, no later than midnight on March 20th, 2023.

    You must submit this application on time with these documents:
    - proof of your age (either a photocopy of your birth certificate or a Driver's License), and
    - two letters of reference.

    We will notify you when we receive your application and when we know the outcome of the initial selection process, by May 1.

    If you have questions, please email, or if, they are urgent, please call 902 488-1188.