Alaska Summer Camp that Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Native Teens Adds Non-Natives to the Mix

In the summer of 2001, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council created its Summer Youth Enhancement Camp a program of reforestation, education and cultural appreciation near Ninilchik, Alaska.

The tribal council started the camp in 1999 to promote healthy lifestyles free of drug and alcohol addictions for "at-risk" native teens, ages 14 to 18.

Key Results

  • A total of 112 teens attended the camp in the summer of 2001 and the same number in 2002.
  • A total of 15 non-native teens attended the camp during the 2001 and 2002 summer sessions.