Alaska Native Culture Camps

Culture Camps and Funding Resources

Youth empowerment through Alaska culture camps.

Getting ready for summer 2021.


Aleutian Pribilof Island’s Association (APIA)

The 2021 Urban Unangax̂ Culture Camp has been cancelled in an effort to keep our community safe.

Aleutian Pribilof Island’s Association (APIA) wants to hear from you!

We are seeking input regarding virtual cultural classes and have prepared this survey to gauge interest and gather ideas and suggestions.


Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC)

2021 BBNC Culture Camp

Save the dates:  July 25-31, 2021

The BBNC Culture Camp will take place July 25-31, 2021 on Lake Iliamna near the village of Igiugig, Alaska. Culture Camp reflects our mission to enrich our Native way of life, and we hope that participants will share what they learn with their communities, families, and serve as cultural bearers to promote and preserve Bristol Bay’s heritage. We are excited and hopeful for our first in-person Culture Camp. However, please recognize that because COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation, the camp could potentially be moved to a virtual platform.


Cook Inlet Region, Inc (CIRI)

CIRI C3 Experience

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 CIRI C3 Experience will be held virtually.

The March 18 application deadline listed in the 2021 CIRI calendar has been extended until future notice.  Please continue to check this page for information!

About the Camp

An experience like no other, this camp has it all — culture, college prep and careers. The CIRI C3 Experience is an overnight camp that brings together young CIRI shareholders and descendants (ages 15-19) to foster leadership skills and help prepare them for college and their careers. While at camp, participants will hear from Alaska Native professionals and engage in collaborative exercises to hone their skills to successfully apply for college, draft the perfect essay, learn about internship opportunities at Alaska Native organizations and much more.


Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC)

Techno-Culture Camps

Techno-Culture Camps support youth in learning traditional skills such as drumming, dance and fish smoking, along with developing STEM-centered educational and job skills.

Projects the camps have undertaken utilizing CITC’s Fab Lab include designing functional kayaks and wind turbine models using 3D computer-aided design and fabrication tools.  For more information, contact (907) 793-3265.


First Alaskans Institute (FAI)

The First Alaskans Culture Camp

More information coming regarding the 2021 Culture Camp Grant Application, please reach out to Melissa Silugngataanit’sqaq Borton at or call (907) 677-1710.

Click below to view last year’s 2020 Culture Camp Grant Application.  


Organized Village of Kake

33rd Annual Keex’ Kwaan Culture Camp

Save the dates:  August 2-6, 2021

Due to the pandemic, our Culture Camp will still take place, just in a different way. 


We will update the website when registration is open and the daily schedule is posted! Thank you for your continued support.


Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point

QTT Culture Camp 2021

Save the dates:  July 19-29, 2021

The QT Tribe is excited to announce that Culture Camp 2021 will be an in-person event this year!

Attendees are Kindergarten through 12th Grade, with additional evening classes for adults.  There will be more information available soon!


Sealaska Heritage Foundation

Application for all programs opens online May 5, with the exception of the NWC design class

SHI Youth Summer Programs

SHI Youth Summer Programs:   Based in Juneau.  Age range varies from 4th grade to 12th grade youth.  First class starts on May 25, 2021.

The Resource Basket

This is a RurAL CAP affiliated program.