The A:wokya A:ts'umme (Strong Girls) Camp begin on July 10th. The 2 week camp was attended by 60 girls, ages 7-12 years. They were lead by the same counselors from the A:wottsi A:ts'umme Camp. The young ladies participated in the same activities from the previous boys camp. They had a physical activity class as well as archery, golf and yoga. Arts and crafts were created with recycled materials and a wood shop class was also taught. Zuni culture and art consisted of making pottery beads for necklaces taught by a local Zuni potter, Noreen Simplicio and the campers were taught traditional social dances by the Anshe:kwe Dance Group. The girls were taken on a field trip to Ojo Caliente Lake for their Fishing Derby. On the last day of camp, Parents and community members were invited to watch the campers perform the traditional dances they learned for 2 weeks. The 7-9 year olds performed the Buffalo Dance and the 10-12 year olds performed the Butterfly Dance. Both groups came together at the end to dance a Harvest social dance, where the ZYEP staff and members of the community joined in.
Enjoy the video of the 2017 A:wokya A:ts'umme (Strong Girls) Summer Camp