Our Camps

Nacan Iyecel Opi'iciyapi

Wolakota, the Lakota way of life.

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. 

2020 Camp Schedule

Mark your calendars!

Spring Medicine Camp - June 8-11, 2020

Isnati Awicalowanpi Girls Camp - June 22-25, 2020

Leadership Camp - July 6-9, 2020

Theater Camp with Cornerstone Theater Company - July 13-16, 2020

Horse Camp - July 20-23, 2020

Traditional Bow & Arrow Camp - August 3-6, 2020

Summer Harvest Camp - August 10-13, 2020

Hunt Certification Camp - September 11-13, 2020

Fall Hunt Camp - October 16-18, 2020

Chaperone Training 

Young adults ages 18-25 earn with certifications in Nonviolent crisis intervention, QPR suicide prevention, love and logic discipline, CPR/AED and first aide, and Lakota cultural competency.

Isnati Awica Lowanpi

"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.

Leadership Camp

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

Lakota Bow and Arrow Camp
Summer Harvest Camp

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

  • Hunt Safe Certification

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

  • Fall Hunt Weekend 

Youth implement skills learned in certification camp. 2.5 day camp

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Contact Us

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(605) 654-2175

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Mail: Box 277

Herrick, SD 57538-0277

 

Office Location​​​​​​:

30122  352nd Ave

Herrick, SD 57538-0277

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Lakota Youth Development (aka Native American Advocacy Program) is a 501(c)3 Native non-profit organization.  Contributions are deductable as allowable by IRS law.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.