Empowering Young Men and Women
Last year’s Kids Culture Camp was incredible! Now we just can’t wait for this year’s Camp. The camp will run from August 7 - 11 this year at the Pioneer Lodge, Sundre, Alberta. Our Oskapew program for older boys was an amazing time spent with 5 young men exploring the journey of becoming great leaders. This program ran alongside and integrated into the regular camping program that is focused on kids 8 to 12 years old. This year, we are excited to run the Oskapew leadership program for both our young women and men; a major expansion to the leadership training component of our camping program. Kids Culture Camp is now in its 16th year providing a safe, holistic, spiritual and cultural environment where lessons of love, trust, respect, honesty, wisdom, courage and humility are lived out communally.
As the years of camping experiences pile up, more and more of these young kids are introduced to a lifestyle that comprises the best of our First nations values and traditions, alongside being introduced to a unique community of caring and unconditional love by leaders who are followers of the Jesus way.
If you would like to help encourage these camps to continue, here are two practical ways:
1.Help send a kid to camp Actual cost is around $450. We try and raise the 250 believing their family or band will come up with $200.
2. Come as a volunteer: contact Lisa Laird at 306-261-3251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2002 Indigenous Pathways (My People and IEmergence), in partnership with other entities, has run the Kids Culture Camp experience for First Nations children from Native communities, foster care families and urban communities. The purpose of the camp is to provide a safe, holistic, spiritual and cultural environment where lessons of love, trust, respect, wisdom, courage and humility are lived out communally. The incredible setting is in the Foothills of the Rockies, not far from Sundre, Alberta. Our completely volunteer staff of around 30 is comprised mostly of First Nations young people and adults, enjoying along with the kids, time on the land, horsemanship, traditional crafts and sports, swimming, story-telling, and campfire time before their nighttime rest in the tipis.
For more on what happens in camp, visit this page.