NIȽ TU,O’s Spring Break Camp is Full of Fun and Cultural Activities

NIȽ TU,O’s Spring Break Culture Camp is an action packed cultural and activity based event that happens every year.

(Shown above, everyone enjoying a beautiful day during last year’s Summer camp)

Open to children aged 7–17 who are connected to NIȽ TU,O through caregivers, the camp is designed to help youth connect with eachother, community and culture – all while having fun!  

From March 20–30, youth affiliated with the seven communities NIȽ TU,O serves were busy enjoying workshops and field trips aimed to deepen the understanding of what it means to be part of the Coast Salish community.

The children have explored Coast Salish style art by creating their own mini cedar hats. They also visited Flying Squirrel indoor trampoline park, Centennial Park, IMAX, and the Spaghetti Factory.

There were even more activities planned for the last few days of Spring Break Culture Camp. On March 27, the children took a day trip to East Sooke Park to enjoy the beautiful ecology of the territory.

On March 28, a group enjoyed a game of laser tag after visiting the Mile 0 monument, which marks the start of the 8,000+ kilometer Trans-Canada Highway. 

Finally, on March 29th and 30th, the children had the opportunity to participate in a moccasin-making workshop followed by visits to Playzone and the Commonwealth Pool. 

The Spring and Summer camps for youth are an important part of NIȽ TU,O’s vision to build healthy families, communities, and Nations as well as our mission to provide programs and services that are built on a foundation of our SNEPENEK (teaching) from our SULKWAN (Elders).

To stay up to date on this story and others, please subscribe to our newsletter.