Pathkeepers for Indigenous Knowledge will host the
8th Annual Native Youth Leadership Camp from
Monday, July 20, 2020 thru Friday, July 24, 2020. Last year's Camp was an outstanding success, and we look forward to seeing returning campers and meeting many new members of our Native Youth!
The Camp will be held as a "VIRTUAL CAMP" as described in our Update Letter below using an online platform. It will NOT be held in person at our usual Camp site location.
The Camp provides Native youth with opportunities to experience traditional and cultural activities, identify healthy and sustainable food and life choices, and understand how environmental and conservation sciences are reflected in our Native cultural knowledge and in our traditional uses of environmental resources. We also prioritize explorations of campers' personal interests, educational goals, and tribal identity.
Some of the activities of the Camp include: (1) identifying plants and herbs used by Native peoples, preparing traditional foods, and making traditional medicines like salves, teas and poultices; (2) experiencing Native physical fitness activities like lacrosse and Native horsemanship; (3) exploring artist expression, like painting, basket-making, beading, regalia design, traditional and contemporary Native music, storytelling and poetry; and (4) building educational goals through our “College Day” event and other educational activities.
Applications are due by May 15, 2020. There is no cost to attend the Camp. If parents or your tribe has ability to contribute, we ask for a donation of $100-$500 if your child is accepted to Camp. There is a $10 Application fee per youth. Pathkeepers will cover the costs of all Camp supplies. The Camp Application and Brochure are available by clicking the buttons above.