Anishinaabe Student Leadership Camp


Building a path to higher education

The Anishinaabe Student Leadership Camp at Grand Valley State University offers Native American/North American Indigenous high schools students an opportunity to build their future as leaders. This camp promotes cultural learning, preparation for college and a unique experience on GVSU’s campus.


Camp Highlights

  • Meet with GVSU faculty/staff to prepare for college
  • Cultural identity workshops
  • Downtown Grand Rapids excursion
  • Access to rock climbing and swimming facilities on Allendale campus
ASLC 2017 group photo

2022 Camp

The 2022 Summer Camp is canceled. Please stay connected as we will plan something else soon!


Pre-college Experience

Meet with departments across campus to learn about financial aid, college admission help, career guidance, and study skills. Make a plan for completing high school successfully and for applying to college.


Cultural Knowledge

Learn about Anishinaabe history, arts and culture through hands-on workshops with Native American artists and community members. Explore current issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island. Build leadership skills in a culturally informed way. Gain confidence in racial/ethnic identity.


How to Apply

Complete and submit the following:

  • Print our Camper application form
  • Submit $20 deposit with application
  • If able, please bring unofficial high school transcript.
  • Email to Lin Bardwell OR
  • Mail to: 

                      Multicultural Affairs 
                     1 Campus Dr., 1240 KC 
                     Allendale, Michigan 49401 


Who is Eligible

High school students who identify as Native American and will enter their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2020 (grades 9-12).

Cost

To secure placement, a $20 deposit must be submitted. Deposit will be returned after camp. Waivers for deposit are available, please contact Lin Bardwell for more information. While the value of camp is $150, the camp is free.


Contact

For more information please contact:

 

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr. 1240 KC

Allendale, MI 49401

(616) 331-2177



Page last modified July 13, 2022