Every summer, St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts a day camp as a part of our outreach program for Lakota (Sioux) youth on the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Indian Reservations. The camp takes place on St. Joseph’s campus the first four weeks following Memorial Day.

Native American day campers learn the history of the Lakota

At the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center,
day campers learn the history of the Lakota (Sioux).

The children are picked up each morning by St. Joseph’s bus and brought back to campus for a day of fun and excitement. They spend the day with St. Joseph’s staff doing things like:

  • Making dreamcatchers in Lakota Studies
  • Playing games such as softball, kickball, basketball skills/drills, thunder ball, dodge ball and capture the flag
  • Swimming every day at St. Joseph’s Rec Center
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Learning about their Native American history by visiting the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center
Two Native students learn how to properly wear a life vest

Local Game, Fish & Parks and the Army Corps of Engineers taught students how to properly wear a life vest when boating on the Missouri River.

The children learn the traditional stories

In Lakota studies, the children learn the traditional stories of their people.

Each day, students have lunch on campus and free time on the playground. After a snack and some time to reflect on the day, students are bussed back home.

Wopila tankamany thanks — for helping St. Joseph’s reach out and provide hope to Lakota (Sioux) children all year long!

Each morning, St. Joseph's bus picks up the Lakota children

Each morning, St. Joseph’s bus picks up the Lakota children.

 

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