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‘Pirates & the Deep Blue Sea’

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PAWNEE, Okla. – From June 8 to 19, the Pawnee Nation held a free, fun-filled educational summer camp, “Pirates & the Deep Blue Sea.” More than 30 Native American students, grades one through five had a blast while learning how to take care of their mind, body and spirit in a fun, educational way.

Learning Circle Adventure camp was designed to promote creative learning with hands-on, interactive activities that encourage creative solutions. Campers were introduced to Pawnee culture and dance, played games, learned about healthy food choices and much more.

Throughout the two week camp, various departments of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Indian Health Services and the Pawnee County Health Department, introduced many new and innovative activities to enrich the camp experience. These activities dealt with the same core areas of study as school, which included: Health Education, Nutrition Education, Reading, Math, Science, Art and History.

“We in the Education Division would like to thank everyone that helped. The camp would not have been such a success without their assistance,” said Pawnee Nation Youth Services Coordinator Chris Hill. “Overall, this year’s Learning Camp could not have been better. The students were excited, the activities were educational, and the volunteers were extremely helpful. The Pawnee Nation can hardly wait until next summer when more fantastic weeks of Camp will begin.”