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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.

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 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.

2021 Camp Schedule

May 14 - 16, 2021       Chaperone training

June 7- 10, 2021         Spring Harvest Camp

 

June 21 - 24, 2021       Isnati (Coming of Age Ceremony)

July 12 - 15, 2021        Leadership Camp

July 19 - 22, 2021        History Camp with Joseph Marshall III

 

July 26 - 29,2021          Bow & Arrow Camp

 

Aug. 9 - 12, 2021         Summer Harvest Camp

                                  Horse Camp- TBA

 

Aug. 16 - 19, 2021      Theater Camp with Cornerstone                                             Theater Company 

Sept. 10 - 12, 2021      Hunt Safe Certification Camp

 

Oct. 8 - 10, 2021          Hunt Weekend

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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.

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Lakota Bow and Arrow Camp

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Summer Harvest
Camp

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

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Fall Hunt - Weekend Camp

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