Culture and Wellness Camps

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) was awarded a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, to develop a Cultural Wellness Camp Program throughout the TCC region.

Through this grant,  TCC will provide funding to tribes to coordinate culture camps in each subregion that include a Wellness and Prevention component.

For more information contact TCC’s Wellness Cultural Camp Manager at 907-452-8251 ext.3288

Upcoming Culture Camps 


Yukon Tanana Subregion

  Yukon Flats Subregion

Camp Completed
Nogheelenh Culture & Wellness Camp
July 18th-22nd, 2018
Allakaket, AK

Camp Completed
Dranjiik Gwich’in Culture Camp
July 9th-13th, 2018
Chalkyitsik, AK


Nenana Culture & Wellness Camp
Dates to be determined
Nenana, AK


Camp Completed
2018 Venetie Culture & Wellness Camp
May 30-June 2, 2018
Venetie, AK



Lower Yukon Subregion

Upper Kuskokwim Subregion

Camp Completed
Grayling Culture & Wellness Camp
September 10th-14th, 2018


Camp Completed
Top of the Kuskokwim Spring Culture & Wellness Camp
March 20th-22nd, 2018
Nikolai, AK


Shageluk Culture & Wellness Camp
Dates TBD


Upper Tanana Subregion

Yukon Koyukuk Subregion

Camp Completed
Northway 10 Mile Culture & Wellness Camp
July 16th-21st, 2018
Northway, AK


Camp Completed
Melozitna Cultural Experience Culture & Wellness Camp
July 30th-August 2nd, 2018
Ruby, AK

Camp Completed
2018 Tetlin Culture, Wellness & Environmental Camp
June 18th-23rd, 2018
Last Tetlin, AK

Camp Completed
Huslia Culture & Wellness Camp
August 13th-17th, 2018
Huslia, AK




About Our Culture Camps

To promote healthy parenting, assist families to attain and maintain self-sufficiency through cultural and wellness activities. The camp should assist in building resiliency through strengthening cultural identity, building community connections, teaching traditional skills, and focusing on positive behaviors. The Cultural Wellness Camp Program is a capacity building and infrastructure project designed for sustainability. Camps will assist in preventing and reducing the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

The curriculum and framework will be developed in such a way that it is relevant to local communities and sub-regions, and provides communities and tribes with the necessary resources and capacity to increase the resiliency of the people.

For each year of this grant, each subregion will choose two (2) communities to host a camp. The culture camps are open to all communities within the subregion.


2018 Camp Highlights 

Camp Highlights

See photos and video from our culture camps!

2017 Camp Highlights 

Camp Highlights

See photos and video from our culture camps!