Kë Gbéshmen 2022

Rodgers Lake Campus | 58620 Sink Rd. Dowagiac, MI

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.

Click here for 2022 Camper Registration

 

Click Here to open the schedule for Day Camp & Overnight Camp

  • Week 1 | Day Camp Full
  • Week 2 | Day Camp Full
  • Week 3 | Ages 12-17 | July 13-15 | Day Camp
  • Week 4 | Ages 13-17 |  July 19-22 | Overnight Camp (Priority given to high school students)

 

WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

Kë Gbéshmen is quickly approaching and we are looking for presenters! 

If you are interested in being a workshop presenter or sharing your special skill with campers, please click here to fill out the Workshop Proposal form.

 

NOTE

Kë Gbéshmen may be cancelled, postponed or switched to a alternative schedule due to COVID-19 restrictions at any given time.

The Kë Gbéshmen staff will make every effort to reach out to registered families as soon as possible to notify of any schedule changes. For additional questions please email Pokagon.SummerCamp@pokagonband-nsn.gov.

Click here for the COVID-19 Response Plan.

 

ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT CAMP

  • Archery for ages 8+
  • Arts and crafts
  • Campfire
  • Canoeing ages 8+
  • Environmental skills
  • Field sports
  • Longhouse teachings
  • Science
  • Swimming
  • Traditional arts
  • Traditional sports
  • Traditional teachings
  • Trampoline ages 8+

 

STAFF

Rebecca Williams
Center for History & Culture, Camp Director

Susan Doyle
Department of Education, Camp Director

Daniel Stohrer
Center for History & Culture, Camp Director

Kristie Bussler
Department of Education, Assistant Camp Director

Adela Galvan
Department of Education, Assistant Camp Director

Elizabeth Rinehart
Zagbëgon Site Manager, Assistant Camp Director

 

Abigail
Shanahan

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Adela
Galvan

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Amanda
Busch

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Carrie
Neuman

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Danielle
Taylor

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Daniel
Stohrer

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Dejonay
Morseau

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Elizabeth
Milliken

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Elizabeth
Rinehart

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Katarina
Lowell

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Kellie
Wilson

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Kristie
Bussler

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Rebecca
Williams

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Skyler
Wolverton

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Susan
Doyle

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Suzanne
Dorman

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Gerald
Inman

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Jordan
Morseau

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Arianna
Morseau

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