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Our Camps

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In a safe non-judgmental, nurturing environment, activities include instruction and awareness activities in Lakota spirituality, prayer and home dwelling construction, traditional gathering and food preparation, and traditional Lakota ceremonies, arts, dance, song, language integration, games, storytelling and sports.


Emphasis is placed on healthy  traditional foods and active outdoor exercise through modern sports as well as traditional games.

Wolakota, the Lakota way of life.

Capacity for each camp will be determined by the updated CDC guidelines. If we have already filled our capacity, youth can be added to wait list.

All youth 16 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination.

2023 Camp Schedule

June 12 - 15, 2023        Spring Harvest/Hunt Safe Camp

June 26 - 29, 2023       Isnati (Girls Coming of Age Ceremony)

July 17 - 20, 2023             Leadership/Lakota History Camp

July 31 - Aug. 3, 2023        Bow & Arrow Camp

CANCELLED.                      Theater Camp with Cornerstone

                                        Theater Company


Aug. 7 - 10, 2023              Summer Harvest/Horse Camp


Sept. 15 - 17, 2023.             Hunt Safe Camp


Leadership Camp

Activities focus on the 4 core principles of traditional Lakota Leadership and equine life skills certification.

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"First Moon" Ceremonial Camp for Girls

This coming of age ceremony is conducted by the mother, grandmothers, and elderly grandmothers of the community. The girls are taught the roles and responsibilities of a Lakota woman and how they are to take on those roles and carry these teaching throughout their life.


Lakota Bow and Arrow Camp

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Summer Harvest

Youth harvest edible and medicinal plants and learn how to prepare them. They also learn healthy eating through a decolonized diet.

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Hunter Safety and Certification 

Youth receive state required "Hunt Safe" certification training, traditional Lakota hunting, processing and storage. This camp is a prerequisite for fall hunt camp

Fall Hunt - Weekend Camp

Youth implement the skills learned in certification camp.  This is a 2.5 day camp.

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