Kawerak Wellness is accepting Applications for Camp Igaliq 2019!!! Application Deadline is July 16th.

Each summer youth from Nome and the Bering Strait region travel together for 5 days to create a bright vision of themselves, their community and their future. Elders and guest presenters share knowledge of land, skills, stories, education, employment, suicide prevention and healthy relationships. Hiking, swimming, canoeing, dancing and healing, Camp Igaliq is an exciting time to share, build, and connect.

Camp this year will be held outside of Anchorage at Birchwood Camp August 7th– 11th.


Youth should be tribally enrolled,  age 15-18, and do not have to be enrolled in school in order to attend.


Travelers will leave their communities either August 5th or 6th depending on flight schedules, and will return to their communities on the 12th of August.


Participants can also pick up a copy at their local IRA with their Tribal Coordinators or Tribal Family Coordinators. In Nome applications can be picked up at Kawerak Wellness or the main offices.

Applications can be downloaded here:

2019 Application PDF

2019 Application Word

Camp Igaliq is a culturally based opportunity for youth to shine a light on their connections, values, opportunities and potential.

  • Meet new friends
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Travel to Nome & Council
  • Learn valuable skills
  • Connect with mentors and support systems