Kë Gbéshmen

Camp Staff Workshop Proposal Form


Our youth summer camp is called Kë Gbéshmen, which means "let's camp."

Kë Gbéshmen aims to grow Bodwéwadmi zhetthkéwen, a sense of community, and stewards of the environment for the next 7 generations. It is our mission to ensure every Kë Gbéshmen camper:

  1. Has a healthy and enjoyable camp experience.
  2. Gains enthusiasm for their Potawatomi ways and environmental concerns.
  3. Receives new experiences, develops new skills and forges life-long friendships.
  4. Leaves camp an emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically stronger person.
  5. Establishes a stronger connection with Neshnabe history, culture and language.


2020 Camp Dates

Session 1 (Ages 12-17) Monday, June 22–Saturday, June 27 (overnight)
Session 2 (Ages 5-8) Tuesday, June 30–Thursday, July 2 (day)
Session 3 (Ages 8-11) Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17 (overnight)
Session 4 (Ages 9-15) Monday, July 20–Wednesday, July 22 (day)


Camp Registration:

Registration Dates:

Session 1 – Monday, May 4, starting at 10am

Session 2- Tuesday, May 5, starting at 10am

Session 3 & 4- Wednesday, May 6, starting at 10am


Questions? Contact Rebecca Williams at 269-462-4296 / Susan Doyle at 269-462-4229

Or email Pokagon.SummerCamp@pokagonband-nsn.gov


L&C Camp  Director – Rebecca Williams

Ed. Camp Director- Susan Doyle

L&C Assistant Camp Director- Daniel Stohrer

Ed. Assistant Camp Director- Kristie Bussler

-Archery for ages 8+
-canoeing ages 8+
-trampoline ages 8+
-longhouse teachings
-arts and crafts
-Environmental skills
-traditional sports
-field sports
-traditional arts
-traditional teachings