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Our Camps

Nacan Iyecel Opi'iciyapi

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.

2024 Camp Schedule

June 11 - 14, 2024        Spring Harvest Camp

June 18 - 21, 2024        Theatre Workshop With USD - Chaya Gordon

June 25 - 28, 2024         Isnati (Girls Coming of Age Ceremony)

July 9 - 12, 2024            Leadership/Lakota History Camp

July 23 - 26, 2024          Bow & Arrow Camp

Aug. 7 - 10, 2024           Summer Harvest/Hunt Safe Camp


Leadership Camp

Activities focus on the 4 core principles of traditional Lakota Leadership and equine life skills certification. Youth also learn about Lakota History and how it affects us today in present times.

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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

Youth get to make and take home their own tradition Lakota Long Bows along with arrows. Bow safety and target practice also takes place.

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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