KWAI Camp...

Kwai Kwai All, 

Children need quality experiences to teach them that healthy choices and traditional ways can be fun. Parents need to know their children will be safe, active and fed well while they work.

This FREE day camp for kids, held in Thetford VT will include a variety of options such as drum making, pottery, Abenaki language thru songs and stories, growing and finding native foods, fishing, survival skills and the environment. Activities will be designed for kids ages   4 - teens with groups divided by age and interest. 

The leaders of the camp will include experienced teachers and tribal members and elders. 
The multi-generational groups overall focus will be on improving choice making skills through community involvement, understanding of nature and enjoyment of healthy activities.

We have a new link for donations: http://gofund.me/KWAICamp, while the old link will work as well. Please spread the word and let's get this growing! If you can't donate share with someone who can. Thank you!

THE MORE WE CAN RECEIVE IN DONATIONS, THE MORE WE CAN OFFER! EVERY DOLLAR ADDS UP! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

PLEASE DONATE. THIS PROGRAM IS A BIG SUCCESS ONLY BECAUSE OF OUR SUPPORT FROM KIND PEOPLE LIKE YOU ALL. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR DONATION.

Chief Paul

KWAI Camp 2015 A Big Success


Our KWAI Camp 2015 at Thetford, Vermont was another big success. Over 30 children attended from tribal ranks and community around the area. The volunteers who helped throughout the week was congratulated and they are; Melanie French, camp manager, Chief Nathan Pero, Chief Paul Bunnell, Pat Leno, Kathleen and Rod Blake, Tim Conn, Hannah Bunnell, Katelyn Scovel, Art Hanchett, Diana Tierney and Lianne, and several camp attendees who helped out as leaders and who plan to volunteer next year. We also had a very surprising and inspiring  visitor, Hannibal (Wezogenaid) Woodward who helped out with our Abenaki language while displaying his traditional regalia. The children loved his captivating way of teaching. 

Our programs for the week were: Drum making, constructing a traditional village, beading, making leather items, painting spirit rocks, designing T-shirts, making clay items and cooking them on open fire, storytelling, nature walks, playing traditional games, teaching respect, honor, patience and getting along with others

Hannibal & the Abenaki language Chief Paul helping attendee Bead Table

See you all next year...!