Dinamaaganik: All My Relations
It is with much anticipation and excitement that the iEmergence Mish Adventures Camp staff have packed their bags and head out from their home communities to travel to Mishkeegogamang First Nation for the 11th year of Mish Adventures Camp. We are delighted to have 14 returning camp staff and to welcome 6 new staff to our team this summer. We are also privileged to have a number of youth from Mishkeegogamang First Nation joining our full-time camp staff. This is definitely one of our favourite parts of camp when the youth come and live with us for three weeks to help plan for the more than 100 children from their community that will attend Kids Camp. We look forward to the time we will spend with children, youth and community members from July 1st until July 31st, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.
Our theme for Mish Adventures Camp 2017 is Dinamaaganik - All My Relations. We can’t wait to discover and explore the interconnectedness of everything in the universe – the sky, the sun, the wind, the water, the plants, the animals, the land and all of the intricate parts in between – through our theme days this summer. Children and youth will have opportunities to play games, complete art activities, participate in sports, go swimming and hear stories that invite them to uncover the importance of everything around us and the relationships between them. Through the activities children and youth engage in and the conversations they have, they will gain a deeper understanding of their own place within the world and recognize how important it is for everyone and everything to be respected as they each have an important place in creation and a vital role to play in supporting the rest of life around them.
We invite you to take an opportunity to check out the stories, pictures and videos we share throughout our time in Mishkeegogamang First Nation in the month of July so you can explore, learn, grow and laugh with us. Like our page www.facebook.com/iemergence and consider giving towards the future of these young leaders! Miigwetch!