You can be one of 12-15 middle school students chosen from the Bitterroot Valley to meet with your peers from the Flathead Reservation for a week of fun activities and friend making, all while learning about the crossroads of culture at Travelers' Rest State Park throughout history! Participants will learn leadership skills, respect for elders and the land. They will an active part of the camp community and complete a service project.
Sample of daily schedule:
7:30 a.m. Breakfast (campers help to prepare and cleanup)
8:30 a.m. Thought for the Day
8:45 a.m. Load Bus for Howard Creek Hike
11:45 a.m. Return to Travelers' Rest
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rotate through Traditional Skills Stations (handcrafts, Salish language, cooking, traditional games, etc.
5:30 p.m. Dinner (campers help to prepare and cleanup)
7:00 p.m. Evening Program
10:30 p.m. Lights Out
The Bitterroot Culture Camp is FREE to participants. However, Travelers' Rest Preservation & Heritage Association requires a $50 deposit from camp participants who live in the Bitterroot Valley. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this deposit is refundable upon completion of the camp, or you may choose to donate the $50 to Travelers' Rest in support of future programs.
If you cancel prior to June 2, 2017, you may receive a 100% refund of your deposit. Cancellations after June 2 forfeit the deposit. Payments will not be processed for campers who are not selected to participate in the camp.
Checks may be mailed to TRPHA, PO Box 995, Lolo, MT 59847 or we can hold your deposit on a credit card by calling Molly or Emma at 406-273-4253.
Applications are not complete until a deposit is received. Thank you!
(Must be completed by May 26, 2017)