Reindeer Youth Development Camp
The Reindeer Research Program is hosted a reindeer youth development camp for a selected group of young future reindeer herders from August 8 to August 13 2014. The future reindeer herders were aged 10-18 from communities or families that rely on reindeer as a way of life.
This camp provided hands on experience with live reindeer in a safe, low stress, controlled environment. They learned how to minimize animal stress, how to perform physical examinations of reindeer, and how to halter train animals which are basic necessities for an individual reindeer project.
The Reindeer Youth Development Camp provided lessons on goal setting, leadership, teamwork, composting and meat cutting sessions for youth and parents to grow personally and professionally.
This camp was funded with a grant from The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
August 2014 Reindeer Youth Development Camp Schedule