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

Enrichment camp to help prevent substance abuse among Alaska Native youth

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.