Kids Culture Camp 2018
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.

What happens during camp!

• Story-telling at the campfire
• Traditional dancing and singing
• Traditional crafts and customs
• Swimming and horsemanship
• Various sports and games
• Great camp food and snacks
• Working together in team activities
• Building a deeper respect for our Creator and His creation
• Discovering a greater knowledge of our Creator and His Son, Jesus
• Having fun getting to know new people and learning new things!
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Stories from Camp…

During the 4 days in the craft room working with a great team of pretty crafty people, helping out the kids with their beading and sewing up their medicine bags was very interesting. As it began, some of the kids were not really into the craft project; but with a little encouragement, they really did get the hang of beading. Some put their initials on the canvas, some beaded a medicine wheel, others did flowers or stars or feathers. There were some who made complex designs and spent their whole time beading. Lots of the kids went home with a completed bag, having done all the sewing machine work as well as the beading.

A 10 year old boy impressed me a lot. He was very quiet, listened well and was serious about working on the project. It was his first time beading and using a sewing machine. I watched his eyes focusing closely on the material as I taught him. He could sew a very straight line and always remember what to do. He really did master the fine art of beading (at one level) and in using the sewing machine. Mastery is one of the important values we focus on at camp in addition to Belonging, Independence and Generosity (From “The Circle of Courage”).

- From Vivien Stime, one of the organizers during camp
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Join KCC 2018!
The camp will run from August 6 - 10 this year at the Pioneer Lodge, Sundre, Alberta.

You can register through the apply online button to the right or visit back here in the next week to download download the PDF application form.

For more information contact Monica Jenden at 403-875-2271 or email to, or snail-mail to 1948 Uxbridge Dr NW Calgary, AB T2N 3Z2.

Join the team for 7 days this summer as a volunteer. For those who want to build their capacity as leaders, this is an amazing opportunity! Help us create a great experience for Indigenous kids to discover more about their lives, their people, and Creator. For more information and application, contact Lisa Laird at 306-261-3251 or email to

The volunteer application form will be available for download within the next week. Check back here to sign up for a great week of camp!

About Us

iEmergence, a division of Indigenous Pathways, is a non-profit/non-stock organization focusing on holistic community and leadership development in indigenous and tribal communities.
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