MCN offers a variety of youth summer camps

MCN offers a variety of youth summer camps
(MN File Photo) Muscogee (Creek) Nation departments have a variety of options of youth summer camps.

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Camps offer everything from mental wellness, recreational fitness to gun safety

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The dog days of summer are approaching.

Kids are out of school and for parents of those not yet old enough for summer jobs, finding activities to keep them busy can be difficult.

Thankfully, several Muscogee (Creek) Nation departments have got it covered with a variety of summer camps available in 2018.

MCN Behavioral Health Services will be hosting “Dare to be Great,” a series of youth wellness camps covering the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational.

The camps will take place at the Wetumka Creek Indian Community May 22-24, Morris Creek Indian Community May 30–Jun 1, Tulsa Creek Indian Community June 5-7, and Eufaula Creek Indian Community July 10-12.

These camps are for ages 8-15 and will only be accepting the first 30 registrants per camp. Drop off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. and pick up will be from 5-5:30 p.m. For more info and to register contact: patricia.alexander@creekhealth.org or joe.martel@creekhealth.org.

The MCN Diabetes Prevention Program is hosting “Mvskokvlke Pride” Diabetes Summer Youth Day Camps that will include activities such as a field trip to SKYZONE trampoline park, laser tag, inflatables, archery and other exciting games.

The camps will take place in Sapulpa July 10-12, contact Duane Meadows 918-752-7949, Okemah July 16-19, contact Duane Meadows, Okmulgee July 17-19, contact William Fixico 918-758-5148, Eufaula July 10-12, contact Kimberlee Little 918-637-9684, and Koweta July 24-26, contact Taylor Thompson 918-807-1561.

These camps are for ages 10-15 and only the first 35 registrants will be accepted per camp. Priority will be given to first time campers.

The Native Youth Community Project will be hosting “Mvskoke Horizons,” a free college prep program for 2018-19 school year 10th, 11th or 12th grade students.

The program will cover information on financial aid, college applications, admissions essays and more.

This will be an overnight camp from July 19-21 in Okmulgee at a to-be-determined local hotel. Only 50 applicants will be accepted for this camp and the deadline to apply is May 4 at: bit.ly/mvskokehorizons18.

For more information on “Mvskoke Horizons” contact Erin Bunner or Jay Fife at: 918-549-2557.

The MCN Lighthorse Tribal Police Department is hosting the Summer Safety Camp, which will cover topics of drug awareness, first aid, gun safety, prescription drug safety and cultural awareness.

The camp will take place at LTPD headquarters in Okmulgee and will be June 3-7 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily.

This camp will only be accepting the first 40 registrants, with a deadline for applications May 31.

For more information or for an application call: 918-732-7800.

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