Youth Cultural Camps


The Youth Culture Camp (YCC) program is funded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Since its inception in 2018, the program has created culturally relevant experiences that revitalize cultural knowledge in the Indigenous youth population ages 8-29 years old.

Program Delivery & Support

Each year the Anishinabek Nation holds land-based learning opportunities for youth to build their cultural
identity, self-esteem and confidence.
The Program Coordinator also offers support and training to 39 member Anishinabek First Nations implementing Youth Culture Camps in their communities.

  • 2018-2019: Plug Into Nature – Family Based Cultural Retreat at Northern Edge Algonquin
  • 2019-2020: Shki Mii-Kaanhs – New Path Young Adult Cultural Leadership Retreat held in Algonquin Park at Northern Edge Algonquin
  • 2020-2021: COVID-19 Activities – partnered virtual workshops, supplies for the Wellness Boxes and storybooks for virtual story time
  • 2022: Youth Cultural Camp – Three day event held from December 9-11, 2023 at Spirit Point Wilderness Academy & Camp in South River, Ontario.

Program Activities

Overnight winter camping Survival and land-based workshops Language workshops
Beading and other traditional craft workshops Trapping, hunting and fishing teaching Medicine walks and plant identification