Cambridge, MA 02138
PBHA's NAYEP serves Native American children. Unlike most SUP camps, we are not geographically centered. NAYEP serves children of all tribal ancestries from all across the Boston area. We spend a great deal of time on Native culture, history, myth, and identity, as well as health and environmental issues, multiculturalism, and developing creativity. Dealing with issues of "native identity" is among the most challenging tasks NAYEP faces. Some of our campers have a well-defined sense of tribal identity, but many of them do not strongly associate with their tribal ancestry. We provide a number of unique experiences to allow children to connect with their native ancestry, ranging from lacrosse lessons (a sport first played by Native Americans) to a camping trip on Mashpee tribal grounds in Cape Cod.