Help Provide Lakota Children a Summer to Remember

At St. Joseph's Rising Eagle Day Camp, Native American children in need enjoy activities designed to give them a carefree summer where they can just be a kid.

For four weeks, St. Joseph's bus travels more than 120 miles — EACH DAY — to local reservations. At the meeting spot, up to 100 Lakota (Sioux) children wait, hoping they will have one of the limited seats on the bus. Back at St. Joseph's campus, the boys and girls enjoy traditional arts and crafts, Lakota games and more. Two hearty meals and snacks complete the day … all in a safe, stable environment.

"I like that we get lunch every day. I like the food a lot. It's good!"
— Evana, day camp attendee

Because camp is always free to those who attend, we need to raise $60,000 by June 28 to cover all the costs. Please give a gift today!
Lakota students preparing for camp!

Your $180 donation sends a Lakota child to camp for two weeks

Lakota students exiting the bus.

Your $75 donation provides safe transportation to appreciative kids

Two Lakota students working on arts and crafts.

Your $50 donation supplies traditional arts & crafts

A student learning about the Lakota culture.

Your $35 donation teaches about the Native American culture

Lakota children enjoying a nutritional lunch!

Your $20 donation feeds nutritious meals & snacks