CULTURE CAMP 2016

35th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE CAMP 2016

Noon on Wednesday, June 15th through Noon on Sunday, June 19th

KCIC is in its 35th year of hosting a five-day residential Culture Camp at the Lee's Summit Rotary campgrounds. Culture Camp provides an opportunity for all youth ages 5-13 to learn about American Indian culture while having fun with their peers.  In addition there are also opportunities for the older youth (ages 14-19) for leadership development with the Counselors in Training (CIT) program. Senior counselors and volunteers from the American Indian community work with the CITs and campers to aid in the understanding and appreciation of American Indian traditions, culture and values.  Campers learn about various songs, dances and stories in addition to the expected fun of swimming, hiking, archery, fellowship, crafts and much more.

Culture Camp is possible through the support of the community. Special thanks to the Rotary Club Youth Camp and the volunteer counselors and community members for your support of our program. KCIC accepts in-kind and monetary donations to support our program. Donations are used for camperships, drinks, snacks, crafts and other supplies. Any donation to our program is accepted with heartfelt gratitude. Without your support, most of our youth would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp. Please contact KCIC or visit the Ways to Donate tab.

Please consider volunteering your time and talent! Without dedicated volunteers, both full and part-time, we would not be able to provide camp for the children. If you are interested in becoming a counselor, support staff, craft/activity staff, or assisting the planning committee, please email information@kcindiancenter.org, call KCIC at 816-421-7608 or complete a Counselor/Support Staff application and return to KCIC.

Camper/CIT applications and Counselor/Support Staff applications are available at the links below. Please return the completed application with the camper fee to KCIC. Camper fees can also be paid via PayPal. Please make a notation on your application if you pay by PayPal. Camperships are also available for camp fees. Please include a note on your application that you are requesting a campership. You will receive an email confirmation with additional information after your application is received.

Camp Rules and instructions for the USDA form are available on the links below. The Rotary Camp participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), therefore, the USDA form must be completed for each camper under the age of 18. If the household does not meet income eligibility according to the Income Guidelines, please write the camper's name and "Exceeds Criteria"on the form. Please refer to the instructions for more information. Income eligibility for SFSP is not a requirement to attend camp.

Camper and CIT Application packet

Counselor or Support Staff packet

Camp Rules and Policy

USDA form instructions