Kathy Jo Vidacak, 60

Born January 19, 1959

Died September 17, 2019

Kathryn Louise Melton, 73

Born December 27, 1945

Died September 15, 2019

Womaluke Lonzoe Cox, 88

Born June 25, 1931

Died September 15, 2019

Lonnie Harold O'Dell, 87

Born March 28, 1932

Died September 15, 2019

R. Steve Walden, 61

Born October 12, 1957

Died September 15, 2019


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Saturday, September 21

Muskogee MiniCon

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:03 AM

Camp Cherokee participant Ella Mounce baits the hook of a turtle trap as fish and wildlife camp instructor Dr. Paul Shipman observes during the 2018 residential camp.

The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students and a week-long residential camp for middle and high school students.

Camp Cherokee is free to Cherokee Nation citizens and exposes youth to arts, culture, traditional games, storytelling and activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Day camps are for Cherokee Nation students entering grades 1-6 during the 2019-20 school year. They will be offered in six locations throughout the Cherokee Nation in May, June and July.

Residential camp is held at Camp Heart O’Hills in Welling July 21-26. This overnight camp is for Cherokee Nation citizens entering grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year. Students will attend morning and afternoon classes based on their areas of interest. Cherokee Nation youth who live outside the tribe’s 14-county service area are also welcome at the residential camp.

Applications for day camps and residential camp are available online at beginning March 15.

For more information, call 918-453-5224 or email Space is limited for the residential camp and early applications receive preference.

Campsite locations, dates and deadlines to apply for Camp Cherokee camps:

  • Nowata: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Rogers State University in Claremore: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Dwight Mission: May 28-31, application closes May 3
  • Kansas: June 11-14, application closes May 17
  • Stilwell: June 11-14, application closes May 17
  • Heart O’Hills in Welling (day camp): July 22-25, application closes June 28
  • Heart O’Hills in Welling (residential camp): July 21-26, application closes June 28