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.
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
Aug. 7 - 10, 2023 Summer Harvest/Horse Camp
Sept. 15 - 17, 2023. Hunt Safe Camp
Activities focus on the 4 core principles of traditional Lakota Leadership and equine life skills certification.
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.
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