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American Indian Youth Wellness Camp

$53,110
643%
Raised toward our $8,250 Goal
23 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 26, at 11:59 PM MST
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American Indian Youth Wellness Camp

JOIN US TODAY.

Please support the 2019 American Indian Youth Wellness Camp. This week-long residential wellness program specifically targets American Indian youth.

THE AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH WELLNESS CAMP

At camp, youth are taught about healthy eating habits, how to make exercise fun, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our camp integrates American Indian values and culture and this reinforces the holistic view of health.

SOME CALL IT CAMP.  We call it transformation.

Personal check-ins monitor each youth’s progress. With innovative technology, we collect health information which is shared with each participant. We also use this information to inform and improve the content of the camp programming.

HONORING TRADITION, PROMOTING HEALTH.

You can support: A Day at Camp

The sun rises, poking light through cabin windows. Inside, 50 eager children wake to a new and promising day. A different tribe begins each morning by leading our daily reflection, then we take our daily walk and have breakfast. From there, students cycle through a collection of activities and lessons. They learn traditional native games, do Zumba and Tai Chi, dance, swim, practice arts and crafts and more. They learn to read food labels, about energy in and energy out, about My Plate, and how to plant their own seeds. After a day of activity, learning and fun, it’s off to bed for a busy tomorrow!

OUR VISION ~ SECURE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

Join us! Together we'll create a brighter and healthier future for American Indian kids.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Our goal is to cover the costs for 25 participants to attend camp. This summer, camp is from June 16-21, 2019 at Camp Wamatochick in Prescott, AZ.

LEARN MORE

Click on the Project Owner icons above to learn more about our tribal partnerships and camp history.

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE BY SENDING A CHECK

Make your check or money order payable to:   Benefit of the Wellness Camp

Mail to: Francine Gachupin, Camp Director            

PO Box 245018           

Tucson, AZ  85721

 

THANK YOU!

 

Camp Logo:   "Spiritual Sunrise"      

Artist: Ivan T. Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo, itg09@hotmail.com

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$15

The Essentials

Hygiene products - toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, lotion, body wash, shampoo and conditioner - for youth to use at camp.

$25

Healthy Snacks

Fruits and vegetables to use in daily interactive healthy snack instruction.

$35

Program Materials

Art and craft supplies, items for our community garden, materials for education sessions and physical assessment materials for each child.

$50

Staying Active

Provides each Camper with a t-shirt, water bottle, jump rope, Frisbee and basketball. Campers take the sports equipment home as incentives to stay active!

$100

Socks & Shoes

Appropriate footwear and socks, so each youth has a safe and comfortable experience during Camp's daily walks, exercises and activities.

$330

Camp Fee

Camp fee for one American Indian youth to attend camp at Camp Wamatochick in Prescott, AZ. This includes room and healthy meals for one week!

$550

All Inclusive

All camp fees, essential hygiene products, shoes and socks, t-shirt, sports equipment and supplies for a youth for the entirety of camp!

$1,000

Looking to the Future!

Thank you! You will be contributing to this year and also to NEXT year's camp.

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