WELLNESS

WELLNESS BROCHURE

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 907.443.4393
  • 907.443.4457
  • wellness@kawerak.org

Camp Igaliq

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.

Eligibility:

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

2019 Camp:

Camp this year will be held outside of Anchorage at Birchwood Camp August 7th– 11th. 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. Applications for this opportunity are available online:

2019 application (Word)

2019 application (PDF)

Or 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.

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

Youth Leaders

Youth leaders are chosen by their peers as someone they can talk to. Each year more than 50 youth attend a two-­‐day training to learn skills in intervening to create a safe environment, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, being a leader and role model. YL recognize their ability to create a positive culture in their school. YL plan events, ranging from prevention and awareness campaigns and activities to helping elders and the community.

Regional Wellness Forum

Goal: “To Provide a Collaborative Forum to Seek and Coordinate Resources to Advance Wellness in the Bering Strait Region”. Quarterly meetings held with community partners.

Story and Skill Sharing

Brings youth, elders, and others together in community and classrooms.

Media Outreach

PSAs to highlight safety, activities and achievements. Check out the Camp Igaliq DVD, and Kawerak Facebook Page.

Safety Patrol

Since 2004, more than 65 volunteers partner during New Year’s, Iditarod, and PFDs to keep our community safe.

School and Community Gatherings and Workshops

In Nome and 15 sites, Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Nome Youth Facility, and Seaside.

Walk for Life

Annual celebration to support suicide prevention and community wellness.

Camp Igaliq

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.

Eligibility:

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

2019 Camp:

Camp this year will be held outside of Anchorage at Birchwood Camp August 7th– 11th. 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. Applications for this opportunity are available online:

2019 application (Word)

2019 application (PDF)

Or 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.

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

Youth Leaders

Youth leaders are chosen by their peers as someone they can talk to. Each year more than 50 youth attend a two-­‐day training to learn skills in intervening to create a safe environment, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, being a leader and role model. YL recognize their ability to create a positive culture in their school. YL plan events, ranging from prevention and awareness campaigns and activities to helping elders and the community.

Regional Wellness Forum

Goal: “To Provide a Collaborative Forum to Seek and Coordinate Resources to Advance Wellness in the Bering Strait Region”. Quarterly meetings held with community partners.

Story and Skill Sharing

Brings youth, elders, and others together in community and classrooms.

Media Outreach

PSAs to highlight safety, activities and achievements. Check out the Camp Igaliq DVD, and Kawerak Facebook Page.

Safety Patrol

Since 2004, more than 65 volunteers partner during New Year’s, Iditarod, and PFDs to keep our community safe.

School and Community Gatherings and Workshops

In Nome and 15 sites, Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, Nome Youth Facility, and Seaside.

Walk for Life

Annual celebration to support suicide prevention and community wellness.

WELLNESS BROCHURE

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 907.443.4393
  • 907.443.4457
  • wellness@kawerak.org