A major part of the Aides summer is spent in various work assignments and assisting with camp activities to gain a better understanding of the camp operations. An Aide has opportunities to observe and learn more about camp counseling, leadership, and support services. A valuable part of the program is learning to live and work together as a group, gaining insight into group dynamics, as they are guided by the Aides Director. In addition, seminars and discussions with the Aides Director and other staff members are designed to prepare the Aides for leadership in the camp program.
The Aides program brings with it an eight and a half week commitment. Only those applicants who can complete the entire program should apply.
The Reach Program is to enable teens to develop leadership skills through a service-oriented experience based in a Native American community in South Dakota. Reach offers an exciting opportunity for teen leaders. Located on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, the group will take on a variety of service projects. These may include doing physical labor and developing programs for Lakota Sioux children. REACH heightens participants’ awareness of Native American culture, while emphasizing the importance of volunteer service. Other service opportunities include trail maintenance at Bear Butte State Park,helping to run fundraisers, and volunteering at the Iron Lightning Pow Wow. This program is a six and a half week commitment.
The Reach program is a six and a half week commitment. Only those applicants who can complete the entire program should apply.