Odaminowin Language and Culture Camp

Introduction

Our Odaminowin Language and Culture Day Camp is for children and youth (5 to 16 years of age) acts as an extended family for the Indigenous Language Teacher Diploma (ILTD) program community.  These programs help to support your educational experience by providing you with child care, as well as providing your child/children with an environment that is safe, fun, and congruent with traditional teachings.

Program Information

Our program is a priority to the children of ILTD students.  Both the Native as a Second Language Youth Program and Odaminowin Day Camp have room for a maximum of 24 children.  Each program is an affordable way for your children to experience and learn traditional languages, beliefs, and practices. Should there be space remaining, the camp also registers children from the community and public.

Native as a Second Language Youth Program

Our Native as Second Language Youth Program offers classes in Algonquian languages.  This program helps our ILTD students to practice their teaching skills.  The following provides you with more information:

  • The program is open to children and youth between the ages of  5 and 16 years
  • Classes run from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm for three weeks, during the month of July
  • At the end of the program, students will have an introductory knowledge of Cree and Ojibwe dialects
  • There is no cost for this program
Odaminowin Language and Culture Camp

The Odaminowin Day Camp provides children and youth with a safe and rewarding experience that helps to introduce or strengthen the child’s understanding of Indigenous culture, language, and heritage.  The following provides you with more information about the Odaminowin Day Camp:

  • The program is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 16 years
  • Students will enjoy fun activities and outside/off-campus excursions, as well as cultural activities such as:
    • Arts and crafts
    • Heritage site visits
    • Elder story telling
    • Special guest visits
  • The camp runs Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm during the month of July
  • The cost is $175 for this day camp for students, which you must pay in advance of attendance
  • Public cost is $300 for the three weeks of 830am-430pm in both programs

How to Register a Child/Youth

To register for either the Native as a Second Language Youth Program or the Odaminowin Language and Culture Camp, please contact by email:  ilip@lakeheadu.ca

*The coordinator of the Odaminowin Language and Culture Camp is available May until August by email at:  odacamps@lakeheadu.ca