Kë Gbéshmen

Our youth summer camp is called Kë Gbéshmen, which means "let's camp."

Kë Gbéshmen aims to grow Bodwéwadmi zhetthkéwen, a sense of community, and stewards of the environment for the next 7 generations. It is our mission to ensure every Kë Gbéshmen camper:

  1. Has a healthy and enjoyable camp experience.
  2. Gains enthusiasm for their Potawatomi ways and environmental concerns.
  3. Receives new experiences, develops new skills and forges life-long friendships.
  4. Leaves camp an emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically stronger person.
  5. Establishes a stronger connection with Neshnabe history, culture and language.

2020 Camp Dates

Session 1 (Ages 12-17) Monday, June 22–Saturday, June 27 (overnight)
Session 2 (Ages 5-8) Tuesday, June 30–Thursday, July 2 (day)
Session 3 (Ages 8-11) Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17 (overnight)
Session 4 (Ages 9-15) Monday, July 20–Wednesday, July 22 (day)

L&C Camp  Director – Rebecca Williams

Ed. Camp Director- Susan Doyle

L&C Assistant Camp Director- Daniel Stohrer

Ed. Assistant Camp Director- Kristie Bussler

 
-Archery for ages 8+
-swimming
-canoeing ages 8+
-trampoline ages 8+
-campfire
-longhouse teachings
-Science
-arts and crafts
-Environmental skills
-traditional sports
-field sports
-traditional arts
-traditional teachings