Cherokee Nation 2019 Camp Cherokee applications available March 15

March 7, 2019

Camp Cherokee participant Ella Mounce baits the hook of a turtle trap as fish and wildlife camp instructor Dr. Paul Shipman observes during the 2018 residential camp.Camp Cherokee participant Ella Mounce baits the hook of a turtle trap as fish and wildlife camp instructor Dr. Paul Shipman observes during the 2018 residential camp.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students and a week-long residential camp for middle and high school students.

Camp Cherokee is free to Cherokee Nation citizens and exposes youth to arts, culture, traditional games, storytelling and activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Day camps are for Cherokee Nation students entering grades 1-6 during the 2019-20 school year. They will be offered in six locations throughout the Cherokee Nation in May, June and July.

Residential camp is held at Camp Heart O’Hills in Welling July 21-26. This overnight camp is for Cherokee Nation citizens entering grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year. Students will attend morning and afternoon classes based on their areas of interest. Cherokee Nation youth who live outside the tribe’s 14-county service area are also welcome at the residential camp.

Applications for day camps and residential camp are available online at www.camp.cherokee.org beginning March 15.

For more information, call 918-453-5224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Space is limited for the residential camp and early applications receive preference.

Campsite locations, dates and deadlines to apply for Camp Cherokee camps are as follows:

Nowata: May 28-31, application closes May 3

Rogers State University in Claremore: May 28-31, application closes May 3

Dwight Mission: May 28-31, application closes May 3

Kansas: June 11-14, application closes May 17

Stilwell: June 11-14, application closes May 17

Heart O’Hills in Welling (day camp): July 22-25, application closes June 28

Heart O’Hills in Welling (residential camp): July 21-26, application closes June 28