TAHLEQUAH — The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians will host a spring break culture camp March 18 through 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp is open to the general public, and is for kids from kindergarten through ninth grade. The camp is free of charge and lunch and snacks will be provided daily.
Attendees will learn about the Keetoowah Cherokee language, storytelling, making stickball sticks, basket making, making corn husk dolls, blowguns, shell shaking, making tear dresses and leading songs. They will have the opportunity to participate in stickball games, a scavenger hunt and a stompdance.
The UKB Natural Resources department will be doing a presentation on recycling and UKB Lighthorse will talk to the kids about safety and stranger danger. Other activities on the schedule include a zoo safari and snake education.
The Spring Break Culture Camp is presented by the UKB John Hair Cultural Center & Museum. The JHCCM opened in October 2011 with a mission to educate the public about the history, customs and traditions of the Keetoowah Cherokee people.
For more information about the Keetoowah Cherokee culture or the spring break culture camp, call (918) 772-4389 or visit us at http://www.ukb-nsn.gov/.