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The Gathering of Champions Annual Camp Set for June 5-7

Grand Lake area children and teens are invited to attendfree three-day camp hosted by Grand Nation

VINITA, Okla., May 19, 2017 (Grand Nation) — Grand Nation, Inc., is hosting a three-day camp for Grand Lake area children and teens, ages 8-18, on June 5, 6 and 7. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, The Gathering of Champions camp, at Southern Oaks, 446724 East 0390 Road, in Langley, will give attendees an adventurous, active and healthy start to summer.

Free and open to the public, The Gathering of Champions camp encourages kids to get up, get out and explore by providing them with recreational and educational activities to keep their minds and bodies active.

The Gathering of Champions camp goes beyond athletic skill and, through specialized training and mentoring, teaches children and youth character-building lessons that will help them excel throughout their lives.

Based around fun games and activities, campers will learn about Native American culture as well as the importance of health, fitness and life choices. They also will be introduced to the four principles of leadership: discipline, trust, respect and hard work.

“We have provided The Gathering of Champions camp for 9 years with the goal to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff, including former and current NFL/college football and softball players, as well as coaches and volunteers who model positive values that help build the child’s character,” said Jennifer Hinson, executive director of Grand Nation.

The theme and goal of The Gathering of Champions camp can be summed up in a quote from legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”

The first day of camp, Monday, June 5, is “The Gathering Day”. This is family day. Every child or teen attending The Gathering of Champions on day one must be accompanied by an adult who is active in the child’s life. The adult can be a mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandparent or even a sibling who is 18 or older. Although each child must have an adult present, one adult can bring several children to The Gathering of Champions. Spouses or significant others also are welcome to attend this day.

“The Gathering Day” will include a variety of activities that will teach campers how to communicate better with others. In addition, children will experience the Cherokee tradition of Going to Water, as well as a Chickasaw smudging.

On “Champions Day,” Tuesday, June 6,  and “Path Finders Day,” Wednesday, June 7, campers will be introduced to many fun and unique experiences while given the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that will last a lifetime.

“Champions Day” and “Path Finders Day” are open only to children and teens ages 8-18.

“To ensure all youth have the chance to experience The Gathering of Champions camp, Grand Nation will provide transportation for your child,” Hinson said. “If your child needs transportation, register at GrandNation.org right away so arrangements can be made.”

Registration for The Gathering Champions camp is currently under way. To register, visit GrandNation.org or call (918) 276-2192 for more information.

ABOUT GRAND NATION, INC.

Based in Vinita, Grand Nation, Inc., is a nonprofit grassroots organization that is committed to helping families and youth who are focused on a change for the better find the resources and community connections that can help make those changes easier. Since 2012, Grand Nation has used its knowledge, training and community resources to create a community prevention system that positively impacts the mental and physical health of Grand Lake area residents of all ages.

MEDIA CONTACT

Jennifer Hinson

Executive Director, Grand Nation

www.GrandNation.org

canjhinson@gmail.com

(918) 256-2192 office

(918) 256-2193 fax

(918) 915-0236 cell


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