Kwai Camp 2016

The Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation 

KWAI Camp 2018
"Building The Roots That Little Trees Need to Grow Strong Branches." 

Call Now! 802-785-3027

KWAI Camp  July 16-20,  2018

Camp Activities

5 Corners Rd
Thetford Center, Vermont

Our children learn the seven sacred teachings: respect, honor, humility, wisdom, courage, love, truth in a safe and nurturing environment.  They learn to be Abenaki.
  • Native American culture, values, and spirituality
  • Abenaki language
  • Indigenous story telling,
  • Music
  • Beading
  • Weaving
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Leather work
  • Pottery
  • Building a wigwam
  • Conservation

Koasek Welcomes All Initiative or KWAI

Koasek Welcomes All Initiative or KWAI began in 2014 with two main objectives: building upon community to support families, children and sharing Abenaki culture and arts for children ages five to teen in a Day Camp setting.
The camp is run by volunteers with help from artisans and cultural
teachers from around the Northeast. We keep the cost low to assure
accessibility to all. Nutritious meals are provided at no cost.
Everything we do is rooted in Native American values and culture.
Our program will include Abenaki language, story telling, music, beading, weaving, hiking, fishing, leather work, pottery and building a wigwam.
The Traditional Koasek Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation           PO Box 147 Post Mills, VT 05058

Chief Nathan Pero  802-333-4671
Camp Director Melanie French 802-785-3027

Our 2017 Sponsors
King Arthur Flour

2016 Sponsors

We would like to thank your 2016 sponsors for their contributions. 
Without their community dedication we would not be able to offer our

  • Green Mountain Power (sponsorship of campers) 
  • Ben & Jerry's (funds donation)
  • Willing Hands (foods) 
  • Enrolled Families (fees, foods, volunteers and donations) 
  • Ilsley Construction (port a potty) 
  • Benjamin Stoneworks (use of hiking trails)
  • Johnson Homestead (foods) 
  • Visual Eyes Creativity Center (property use) 
  • Tugg Hill Sugarhouse (use of portable kitchen and tents) 
  • Tribal Members ( donations, teachers and volunteers)
The Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation