Łuq’a Nagh Ghilghuzht – Fish Camp
Held twice each summer, this five-day camp teaches the cultural and traditional way of life established by early Dena’ina people. Elders and youth work together to harvest fish at the tribe’s educational fishery, mending nets and filleting salmon. Throughout the week, campers spend nights in cabins near the shores of Spirit Lake and participate in a range of culturally rich activities. Camps are open to students in sixth through 12th grades.
Susten – Archaeology Camp
We host this camp twice each summer in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service. Students receive hands-on learning from trained archaeologists, learning cultural awareness and gaining exposure to a range of career paths. Susten is open to students in ninth through 12th grades who have completed at least one prior Yaghanen camp and meet education requirements.
Dnigi – Moose Camp
Held once each fall, this is an educational moose hunt focusing on the traditional and cultural way of life established by early Dena’ina people. Participants learn to harvest moose and utilize all parts of the animal. We provide and strictly adhere to hunter safety education and awareness. The camp, based at Spirit Lake, is open to male students in ninth through 12th grades.
Janteh – Science Camp
This summer camp is hosted by our Environmental Protection Program, teaching campers traditional stewardship values and introducing them to environmental conservation practices. Campers learn about ecology and the environment through a variety of hands-on, interactive activities. We typically offer a day camp for younger children, as well as an overnight camp for children ages 9 to 12.