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Camp Qungaayux

 

  • What is Camp Qungaayux?

    • Camp Qungaayux, which means “humpy”, was created as a way to carry on the cultural ways of life of our people. By preserving our culture and history, we gather together at our annual culture camp in order to pass on our cultural knowledge to younger generations of Unalaska.

  • Who can participate in Camp Qungaayux?

    • Camp Qungaayux accepts any children or young adults entering into 4th through 12th grades in school, each summer.

  • When is Camp Qungaayux?

    • In 2019, Camp Qungaayux will be held from July 28th to August 3rd.

  • Where is Camp Qungaayux held?

    • The culture camp is held in Humpy Cove each year.

  • What kinds of subjects are taught at the camp?

    • Each year we try to offer new classes; however, this year’s list of classes will be:

      • Archeology

      • Bentwood Hat Making (must be in 7th grade or older)

      • Seal Skin Sewing

      • Asxux (Spear Making)

      • Weaving

      • Volcanoes

      • Unangan Tunuu Language

      • Unangan Song & Dance

      • Drum Making

      • Traditional Foods

      • Unangan Art

      • Uluxtax (Traditional Kayak Making)

      • Ayaakux (Dart Making)

  • How do you register for the Camp Qungaayux?

    • If you wish to register your child for the camp, you need to fill out an application found at our website here, or stop at our tribal office. Completed applications may be dropped at the tribal office from Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (closed on some holidays.) Our office is located at: 1253 E. Broadway Unalaska, AK 99685.

  • When is the deadline for applying to Camp Qungaayux?

    • The deadline for 2018 culture camp application is May 30st. We accept late applications with additional $10.00 fee and the application is put in our waitlist. Also, your child is not promised a sweatshirt at the end of the camp if he or she is registered late.

  • How much is the camp fee?

    • The Camp Qungaayux fee is $35.00, which will contribute to covering for the sweaters and daily lunch supply expenses. If you miss the deadline for the application date, we charge additional $10.00 and your child will be placed in the waitlist and won’t be promised a sweatshirt at the end of the camp.

  • How can I pay for the camp fees?

    • We can only collect cash, checks, or money orders. For checks, make it payable to Qawalangin Tribe.

  • Where can you find the application form? 

    • Camp Qungaayux application can be found at our website here, or stop at our tribal office. Completed applications may be dropped at the tribal office from Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (closed on some holidays.) Our office is located at: 1253 E. Broadway Unalaska, AK 99685.