SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS

SHI will offer a Northwest Coast Design class and a series of camps this summer:

As you consider whether to register, we encourage you to read the information below.

Before you register for camp, learn how registration works HERE 

Register for one or more of SHI’s Summer camps HERE

To register for the NWC Design Class, contact Thunder Mountain High School counseling at 907.780.1968.

NORTHWEST COAST DESIGN CLASS

Dates: May 25-28, June 1-9, and June 15-22

Registration deadline: May 21

Open for:  Juneau School District students entering grades 9-exiting grade 12

Detailed schedule: Will be sent to registered participants

Contact: Thunder Mountain High School counseling • 907.780.1968

 

Content: The class includes Northwest Coast art forms such as Northwest Coast design, carving and oratory.  Please understand that full participation is required.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 12-4 pm, in-person

Supplies: Course supplies will be provided in class

Other key info you need to know: The class will be available for dual credits (0.5 High School Credits + 3 college credits from UAS) to students who wish to pursue college credits. Please know that the college credits will go on your college transcript and could affect future academic and financial aid decisions.

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LATSEEN RUNNING CAMP

Dates: June 1-3; and June 7-10, 2021

Registration deadline: May 21, 2021

Open for: Middle school students

Detailed schedule:  Available upon request

Contact: Nancy Barnes, Nancy.Barnes@Sealaska.com  •  907-957-4588

Camp Content: Join Sealaska Heritage Institute’s running camp catered to middle school student-athletes. We encourage student-athletes of all running abilities to join this safe but fun environment to learn techniques, stretching, and other information to make running fun and enjoyable. During the camp, student-athletes will engage in drills and games focused on the four cultural values held by the organization, and practice various running skills and techniques.

Instructors:  Our experienced instructors include Jeremy Strong and Mary Apazeruk

Schedule:  TBA - Afternoons 

Supplies: Water bottles and t-shirts

Equipment needs: No equipment needed.  Students should wear good running shoes and clothing; jackets for adverse weather.

Other key info you need to know:  Students will receive water bottles and camp t-shirts.

Registration closes May 21, 2021. Please see our FAQs for more information.

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OPENING THE BOX: STEAM ACADEMY

Dates: Two sessions: June 7-12 and June 14-19 

Registration deadline: May 21

Open for: Southeast Alaska students entering grades 6-8

Detailed schedule: Available upon request

Contact: paul.leininger@sealaska.com  • 302.559.7712

Camp Content: Create, explore, make, and problem solve from home with place-based, culturally relevant STEAM activities and challenges. SHI’s popular Opening the Box: STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is back and in-person for 2021. A community-based camp full of team building, cultural experiences, and fun outdoor challenges.

Instructors:  TBD

Schedule: Camps in six communities, Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm, Saturday Family Picnic 11 am-1:30 pm

What a  typical day will look like: Campers will experience what it means to be a STEAM professional by exploring careers in their communities. From charter fishing and hatchery tours, to healthcare and public works, students will see firsthand examples of STEAM and the people who make their communities function. Lunch will be provided and limited transportation available, depending on location.

Supplies:

Equipment needs: No equipment needed.

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LATSEEN HOOP CAMP

Dates: June 7-11 (High School Session)

Registration deadline: May 28

Open for: Southeast Alaska students entering grades 9-12 (High School Session)

Detailed schedule: Will be sent to registered participants

Contact: leah.urbanski@sealaska.com ; (928) 250-9408

 

Camp content: Join Sealaska Heritage Institute’s basketball camp catered to high school student-athletes. We encourage student-athletes of all abilities to join this safe but fun environment to learn techniques, stretching, and other information to make basketball fun and enjoyable. During the camp, student-athletes will engage in drills and games focused on the four cultural values held by the organization, and practicing various basketball skills and techniques.

Schedule: TBD based on venue availability and summer school hours

Dates: June 21-25 (Middle School Session)

Registration deadline: May 31

Open for: Southeast Alaska students entering grades 6-8 (Middle School Session)

Detailed schedule: Will be sent to registered participants

Contact: leah.urbanski@sealaska.com; (928) 250-9408

 

Camp content: Join Sealaska Heritage Institute’s basketball camp catered to middle school student-athletes. We encourage student-athletes of all abilities to join this safe but fun environment to learn techniques, stretching, and other information to make basketball fun and enjoyable. During the camp, student-athletes will engage in drills and games focused on the four cultural values held by the organization, and practicing various basketball skills and techniques.

Schedule: TBD based on venue availability and summer school hours

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VOICES on the LAND: STORYTELLING INTENSIVE

Dates: July 6-23

Registration deadline: June 19

Open for: Students entering grades 4-8. Preference given to youth from the communities of Yakutat, Ketchikan, and Juneau.

Contact:  jay.zeller@sealaska.com  • 907.586.9186

 

Camp Description:

Amplify your voice through storytelling and drama skills. Learn about the elements of a story, tools of the actor, and performing collaboratively. Create movies using apps on iPads. Learn film production, interviewing and stop-motion animation! Use Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian language and culture to tell stories about our land and people. An engaging mix of hands-on activities, peer connections, cultural experiences, with some independent activities to do from home for the remote participants. Participants who complete the full intensive experience (3 weeks) will be eligible to receive a brand new tablet of their own to continue producing stories.  

Camp Director: Jessica Seigóot Chester

Instructors: Edward Littlefield, Vera Starbard, Rosey Robards, Shelley Toon Lindberg,  Mary Daaljíni Folletti and Lily Hope.

Schedule:  Mondays - Fridays (to begin on Tuesday, July 6) 1:30-5:30 pm.

In person camp for Juneau will be held at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School

Remote participation is an available option for those outside Juneau

Welcome to families will be held on Monday, July 5.

Final showcase will be live on Friday, July 23.

What a  typical day will look like:

Opening/Closing sessions daily will be in a large group and include sharinging and learning language and cultural songs.

Two class sessions daily - small group sessions with teaching artists to ground participants in the art of story, and how to discover stories from our own lives and those around us.  Participants will be able to interview Elders and others with stories to share, will reflect on traditional storytelling and stories, and will learn how to bring stories to life through performance, film production and animating visual art.  

Supplies:

In-person participants will have access to all necessary supplies. Program devices (iPads) will be available for participants to use for the duration of the project.  

Remote only participants will receive a camp package delivered to your home that will include all materials, devices, and supplies needed to participate. Access to the internet is necessary for participation.  

Equipment needs:  Equipment will be provided for in-person and remote, but remote families will need an internet connection.

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