Jijak Youth Camp
About Youth Camp
Jijak Youth Camp has been held annually since 2012. Camp brings together Tribal youth to share hands-on life experiences that combine environmental, cultural and leadership skills. Jijak Youth Camp is an annual event held each February and June. Each year, Tribal youth ages 5-17 can enjoy a camp experience at the Gun Lake Tribe’s Jijak Property.
Jijak Youth Camp serves our Tribal Community by strengthening our young people’s bond to cultural traditions, engaging youth in nature and foraging lifelong friendships, based on the rich history and living traditions of the Gun Lake Tribe.
To accomplish this, camp focuses on cultural lifeways skills and knowledge, environmental discovery, outdoor skills, youth empowerment and recreational activities. Many of the camp activities are built around cultural and environmental lessons, but also includes favorite conventional camp activities.
Jijak Youth Camp 2019
Summer Camp: June 24-28, 2019
Jijak Youth Camp is scheduled for June 24-28 at the Jijak Property. Once again, we will be offering an overnight for youth entering 6th grade and above on Wednesday, June 26 and an overnight for youth entering 3rd grade and above on Thursday, June 27.
- Activities Include:
- Teachings by Biindigay Deleary
- Birch Bark Medallions by Kelly Church
- Horseback Riding
- Elder/ Youth Frybread Making
- Jijak Survivor
We are excited to announce that the 2019 Jijak Youth Camp Registration is now open to all Gun Lake Tribal citizens, GLT household youth and GLT government staff youth ages 5-17. You can register your kids today! Camp Registration is now online, the link can be found on the GLTApp or by contacting Nikki Yargeau or Shawn McKenney at email@example.com or by phone at 269.397.1780. Please see above for additional required forms and documents.
Registrations are due by May 31, 2019 by 5:00 p.m., late registrations will NOT be accepted. Please see the new Jijak Youth Camp Parent Handbook for more information on the 2019 Jijak Youth Camp.
Questions or concerns? Please call Nikki, Shawn or Desirae at 269.397.1780.
We look forward to seeing your youth at the 2019 Jijak Youth Camp!
Camp Counselors Wanted!
Tribal Citizens and community members 18 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for positions as Camp Counselors for the 2019 Jijak Youth Camp in June. Please contact Shawn McKenney or Desirae Pyle at 269.397.1780 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the Jijak Camp Counselor Position. Counselors are expected to be available June 19-20 and 24-28.