Welcome to the Native Village of Old Harbor
AN ALUTIIQ VILLAGE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A NURTURING SAFE, HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR ELDERS; OUR FAMILIES; OUR CHILDREN; AND OUR CHILDRENS’ CHILDREN
The Old Harbor Tribal Council is a federally recognized Tribe, and was established in 1968, with a base roll of 333. The base roll has grown to 650 members.
The Native Village of Old Harbor is known for practicing its traditional Alutiiq culture and subsistence lifestyle. We are a community that relies on the natural resources of our surrounding sea and land environment for our livelihood.
Today, the community of Old Harbor has a modern airstrip, a harbor for its fishing fleet and the modern amenities of water, sewer, electricity, internet and satellite services, and is continuing to grow each year.
The Old Harbor Tribal Youth Program Activities will be held at the Bingo Hall from 1:00 PM to 3:00 Pm unless stated otherwise. Calendars will be posted around town and mailed out to each family with children.
Children under first grade must be accompanied by a parent.
The Summer Pre-School Program has begun. Applications are on the Pre-School Link.
Summer Camp Schedule
Youth Summer Kick-Off Camp May 31 – June 03
Each day (weather permitting) we will be hiking back to the Lake, Big Creek and kayaking. We will be starting at 10:00 each morning and ending at 3:00pm. Please have a packed lunch and extra clothes. If weather is too nasty we will be staying at the Bingo Hall doing gardening, arts and crafts, games, etc. This camp is for youth ages 5 through 14.
Boy’s Camping Trip June 27 – June 30
During this summers boy’s camping trip we will be kayaking over to Sitkalidak Island and camp for three (3) nights. Boys will learn how to build a shelter, a shed as well as platforms for tents. We will also learn how to tie knots and prepare camp grounds for upcoming Nuniaq Camp. Youth ages 6 on up
Teen Survival Camp July 06 – July 08
For this year’s Survival Camp, we will be kayaking to Mouse Island, staying there for two (2) nights. We will be taking daily kayaking and fishing trips, building a shelter, learning how to start fires, tying knots and cook in the wild. Kids will leave having gained skills to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. Youth ages 14 and up.
Marine Science Environmental Camp July 18 – July 22
From July 18th through July 22nd we will be hosting a week long Marine Science Environmental Camp. Grades Preschool and up are welcome to join in on our day to day marine science activities hosted by Switguard Duesterloh. Family dinners will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:00pm during camp. So come and explore sea critters with us! Youth ages Preschool on up.
Nuniaq Camp August 08 – August 12
This camp will engage youth in teaching and exposing them to Alutiiq traditional and cultural relevant activities that include fishing, hunting, crafts, carving, basket weaving, skin sewing, Alutiiq Dancing, traditional cooking and storytelling by elders. In addition to these activities resource personnel from related health agencies facilitate group discussion and behavioral programs designed to assist the youth in making correct and appropriate choices. Emphasis is on traditional and cultural relevant activities with lessons geared to healthy mental and physical health.
Girl’s Camping Trip August 15 – August 19
Girls camping trip to Kodiak. We will be camping out at one of the beaches. More information to come. Youth ages 10 through 14
*Participants need to be aware that camp conditions are primitive, with limited facilities and access. Camps will be held rain or shine so please bring your rain gear. We are in BEAR COUNTRY. You won’t go hungry at camps: hiding food or candy in tents might encourage bears or other unwanted critters. All food for special diets need to be turned into the camp cook.
Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor
2016 Camp Registration Packet
If you have any questions or concerns about any of these camps please feel free to contact the Old Harbor Tribal Office at (907) 286-2215.