Summer Youth Session 2

July 17 – 21, 2023

Each summer, Colaisde na Gàidhlig welcomes students from around the world for the Summer School multidisciplinary and immersion programming. With a wide range of disciplines offered, students ages 5-18 can spend a week, or two, studying the music, dance, language, and crafts of Nova Scotia Gaels. Stay on campus with us, or come as a day student… specialize in your chosen subject, or try your hand at a whole variety! With 5 classes a day, you’d be surprised with how much you can learn in just a week.

To find out more about Summer Youth Session 1, click here.

To find out more about Summer Youth Session 3, click here.

Students choosing to live-in on campus for the week will arrive Sunday evening between 6pm - 8pm for registration and room assignment. (If you have a preference for roommates, please specify in registration process) There will be no supper provided although a wee night lunch is served in the evening. Students will settle in and meet some of the house parents (during youth weeks), staff, and new faces that night, then be off to bed at either 9pm (for those between 5 and 9) or 10pm (for those 10 to 18). Lights out on campus at 10:30pm. For adults attending, no such rulings apply.

Outside of keyboards and some chanters which can be borrowed, students are to provide their own instruments, ready in good condition for learning. Monday morning begins with breakfast between 7:30am - 8:30am, with day students able to register between 8am - 8:30am. All will gather in MacKenzie Hall for a welcome, overview, and introduction to instructors at 8:45am, then we're off and running to classes which start at 9:00am. Each class is 50 minutes, and there are 5 a day. We have a short break in the morning from 10:50 to 11:10, and then break at 12pm for lunch, and wrap up class at 3:20pm. The evenings are filled with fun activities like jam sessions, games, ceilidhs, outdoor activities, and more.

Please feel free to call us with any other questions or concerns you may have. 902-623-0455, or email Can't wait to see you here!

Live-In Youth

  • $325: Tuition
  • $100: Room
  • $225: Meals
  • Total: $650

Day Student Youth

  • $325: Tuition
  • $75: Meals
  • Total: $400

Interested in attending and want to know the full scoop? Click over here to read up on class descriptions, rules, house-parent info and more.