We had such a good summer season last year that we are anxious to do it again and more! We are organizing week-long cultural camps for youth on beautiful rivers and lakes, as well as shorter junior camps for younger ones. Activities include canoeing, hiking, swimming and sports, traditional crafts, songs, skits, Anishinaabemowin language revitalization and more. All our programs are designed with involvement of elders who carry traditional knowledge and teachings and who are willing to be accessible to the campers during and after their time with us. An effort is made to reserve at least half of our spots for campers with Native ancestry but our camps are open to all. We make an effort to stay in touch with campers and elders throughout the year and offer custom-designed off-season programming to the general public as well.
Benny Forest Summer Program, 2017
Our week-long summer camps are designed for youth age 9 and up. Younger ones may come if accompanied by an older family member who also participates. Enjoy hiking, paddling, swimming, outdoor cooking, arts, crafts, and sports while also deepening your knowledge of Native cultural teachings, songs, stories, language and ceremonies in the beautiful Benny Forest. Enjoy the fresh air, wholesome food cooked outdoors, and sleep in a beautiful large tepee. Each participant will be guided in making their own traditional arts & crafts such as drums, flutes, shakers, paintings and jewelry to take home. $375 per person plus tax, six nights/ seven days.
July 4-10 ☐
July 15-21 ☐
August 21-27 ☐
Come out to an arts and wilderness camp for younger children . Sleep in a tepee, go on excursions by land and canoe, join in group games and scavenger hunts, learn traditional and new age stories, songs, crafts and more.
July 24-27 ☐ Three nights/ four days, age 6 and up $300
August 8-12 ☐Four nights/ five days, 8-12 year olds $350
To ensure your place for our summer program, please fill out an online application form at the Camper Application page or print out our 2017 application form and return by mail or email:
65 Spencer St., Box 104, Cartier, ON P0M 1J0
E-Mail: campeaglenest [at] gmail [dot] com
Canoe and Wilderness Skills Training Camps:
Come out for a series of weekend camps to gain Anishnaabe qualifications and prepare for employment as a camp counselor or canoe trip leader next summer. Anishnaabe training is provided on weekends by Elder Art Petahtegoose and others. $200 per person per weekend.
ORCKA training can also be arranged separately.
Year Round Cultural Programming
Contact us today to so that we can custom design a camp that meets the needs of your group!