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EWC Summer Camp

A trauma-informed summer camp sharing sacred indigenous teachings, with trained staff that can provide a safe space for children with diverse needs.

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Artwork by Lance Cardinal

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For children ages 6 - 12, this day camp will run for 4 weeks, 5 days a week from July 10th  to August 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each week at camp will focus on a specific sacred Indigenous teaching. Children will have the opportunity to connect with nature, Indigenous teachers and qualified staff. Each day children will have opportunities to be out in nature- on 73 acres, 25 minutes NW of Edmonton near Calahoo AB (address given upon registration).  

Children will have opportunities for; adventures in the forest, storytelling in the tipi from Indigenous teachers, Indigenous crafts and handiwork, games, music, learning about plants and wildlife, Indigenous language learning (Cree, Saulteaux & Stoney Nakoda Sioux) and special needs adapted ceremony. 

This camp is trauma-informed with staff trained to provide a safe space for children with diverse needs. 

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Our hope is that each child that attends will leave with tools and memories to connect them with their Indigenous heritage in a meaningful way!

 

Each week we will close with a ceremony and feast with family members requested to attend. We hope each family can celebrate their children’s journey for the week and learn what the children were taught so families can continue these teachings at home!

Schedule of Teachings / Focus

July 10th to July 14th - Tipi Teachings/Turtle Week

July 17th to July 21st - Beaver & Wolf Week

July 24th to July 28th - Bear & Bison Week

July 31st to August 4th - Raven & Eagle Week

About Our Indigenous Teachers

Our Indigenous Teachers include: Monica Rain & Bryan Gibeau

 

Monica Rain is from the Stoney Nakoda Sioux Nation and is Knowledge Keeper with teachings and mentorship from her grandmother; a Stoney Nakoda Sioux  elder and medicine woman.

 

Monica is involved in projects and Indigenous Communities across the province providing traditional teachings, ceremony, traditional crafting and medicine teachings. She is known for her work in the I .A.M. Collective, Indigenous Tourism Alberta, University of Alberta and Alberta Social Services. She is also a devoted mother to 9 children, a former foster parent and has a vision to connect children in care with traditional teachings to give them hope and a future connected to their Indigenous self and creator. 

 

Monica will be holding space and teaching the camp with her partner of 12 years Bryan Gibeau. Bryan comes from the Haudenosaunee First Nation and Arawak and Jamaican descent- and was part of the sixties scoop. He has spent years relearning and seeking the knowledge of his ancestors attending sweat lodges, sundances and ceremony and has organized First Nations summer camps and recreational programs in various communities. Bryan is a wilderness explorer, devoted father and is an Indigenous crafter and support for Monica and their passion for providing sacred teachings and healing space for kids in foster care.

Registration Information

The cost for the camp is $320 a week per child.

 

This includes registration for a full week, AND lunches and snacks each day!

 

There are 20 spaces available each week- children are welcome to attend one or multiple weeks as teachings and programming are different each week.

 

Please note payment is required upon registration. Spaces are available on a first come first served basis and once full, campers will be on a waiting list for the week (s) requested.

Please contact Camp Admin, Hope Corbin at earthwisdomcentre@gmail.com if further information is needed.

** You can register more than one camper at the same time if they are attending the same week of camp, however you will have to fill out a separate form for each week of camp you would like them to attend. **

You will be taken to zeffy.com to register

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