Wampum-Neechi: Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Youth Experience 2019

  • Five Oaks Five Oaks
  • paris, ontario
  • Jul 9 - 14, 2019 (6 days)
  • Maximum CAD $100.00 – Pay What You Can

About This Event

Wampum-Neechi: Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Youth Experience

Wampum-Neechi is a project to bring 10 Indigenous and 10 non-Indigenous youth (entering grade 8-10 or ages 12-14) together over six days in the summer at Five Oaks to forge new friendships across cultures, enjoy summer days together, and learn about Indigenous (Haudenosaunee and Cree) history and cultural values.

Our vision is to bring these young people together in a creative, learning-enriched, fun and safe environment, where they will be continually engaged in activities, workshops and play. We will create a positive space for friendships to grow. These friendships will foster healthy dialogue, reconciliation and relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

The adventure will include:

A trip to the Kana:ta Village

Spending the day in Six Nations

Learn both Haudenosaunee and Cree songs

Learning about the Church’s role in residential schools and ongoing work towards reparations, healing and reconciliation

Rafting on the Grand River, swimming in the pool at Five Oaks and learning traditional arts, crafts and games.

Tuesday July 9 arrival 2:30 to 3:30pm, Sunday July 14th pickup 1:00 – 1:30pm

Cost: $100 is due following approval of application (pay what you can)

(If you are unable to pay this amount please indicate on the form below how much you are able to contribute toward the cost of the program. Financial help may be available from a local church, Band Council, Service Club, etc…)

Please complete the initial application/registration through the link above. For ’email’ on the application form, please use parent’s or guardian’s email address, not the youth’s.  Applications will be approved as they are received until the camp is full. You will receive an email notification 5 days after your application is submitted.

Once you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to complete the attached waivers and submit payment.

Once you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to complete the linked waivers and submit payment. Wampum Neechi Waivers PDF 2019

If you require a paper application form, please contact Erin Parsons to have one emailed or mailed to you.


Information please contact

Erin Parsons    (contact info blocked)

The United Church of Canada

3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200

Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

(contact info blocked) extension 4057


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