Anishinaabe Student Leadership Camp

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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 2023 group photo

2024 Camp

This year's camp will run from Monday, June 17th to Thursday, June 20th, 2024! 

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:

  • Camper application HERE!
  • Submit $20 deposit with application
  • If able, please bring unofficial high school transcript.
  • Deadline - June 3th, 2024
  • 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 2024 (grades 9-12).


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


For more information please contact:


Office of Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr. 1240 KC

Allendale, MI 49401

(616) 331-2177

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