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.
2022 Camp Schedule
May 20 - 22, 2022 Chaperone training
June 13- 16, 2022 Spring Harvest/Hunt Safe Camp
June 27 - 30, 2022 Isnati (Girls Coming of Age Ceremony)
July 11 - 14, 2022 Leadership/Lakota History Camp
July 25 - 28,2022 Bow & Arrow Camp
Aug. 1 - 4, 2022 Theater Camp with Cornerstone
Aug. 8 - 11, 2022 Summer Harvest/Horse 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