We've renamed our youth summer camp to Kë Gbéshmen, which means "let's camp." This is the same combined Dreamcatchers and Culture Camp your child might have experienced in past years, just with a new, unified name.
Each summer Native American youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade can enjoy a summer youth culture camp experience at the Pokagon Band's Rodgers Lake campground. The focus of the camp is language, culture, spirituality, traditional ecological knowledge, Neshnabe history, and education. Many of the camp activities are built around cultural teachings and language lessons, but also include many favorite conventional camp activities.
Registration for summer 2018 will open May 4 at 10 a.m.
Dates for 2018
Ages 13-18 | Monday, June 25 - Saturday, June 30
Ages 5-8 | Thursday, July 5 - Saturday, July 7 (Day Camp)
Ages 8-12 | Tuesday, July 10 - Saturday, July 14
Ages 9-13 | Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19 (Day Camp)
Kë Gbéshmen seeking presenters for 2018 summer camp
The Departments of Education and Language and Culture are seeking presenters and workshop proposals for the upcoming Kë Gbéshmen 2018. Form is located below. Please fill out the form and submit with a budget by February 26 to Rebecca.Williams@pokagonband-nsn.gov or by mail or in person at 59291 Indian Lake Rd., Dowagiac MI, 49047.
Photo by Kaity Fuja