2021 Dream Keepers Online Camp

When: July 6-23, 2021
Who can participate: Native American high school students from New Mexico entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Dream Keepers is a three-week online virtual summer camp for Native American high school students from New Mexico entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade. The camp introduces participants to college and career opportunities in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, and business through virtual activities. The camp is offered by NMSU Indian Resources Development through Zoom.

Each week DK-O will feature different sessions to help students explore college and careers in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, and business. Students will explore opportunities to discover their individual skills, interests, and education goals and connect with other Native students.

Virtual camp sessions will be 2 hours long per day and will take place Monday through Friday. The sessions will be in the mornings with occasional afternoon sessions. Career exploration and personal development sessions will be presented by educators and professionals from higher education institutions, agencies, organizations, businesses, and tribal entities from across NM.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact IRD staff at ird@nmsu.edu.

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For Counselors

IRD is always seeking Native American college students from New Mexico to work as camp counselors during Dream Keepers annual summer camp. Dream Keepers is a summer camp for Native American high school students from New Mexico entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Counselors will be representative of different higher education institutions in New Mexico and will work with high school students.
Selected counselors will be responsible for the wellbeing of the students, engaging high school students in activities, assisting with some administrative tasks and logistics, and creating a dynamic environment for students to dream and explore.

For Partners

Indian Resources Development works with tribal offices, higher education departments, governments, companies and many other organizations to support Native American youth in New Mexico, and introduce them to college and career opportunities in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, and business through virtual activities.

We would like to thank our 2021 Dream Keepers Online partners! This amazing camp would not have happened without your partnership.

Indian Resources Development is always looking for partners to collaborate with during Dream Keepers Online (DK-O). The workshops and activities in DK-O have four focus areas; agriculture, business, natural resources, and engineering. If you would like to contribute any workshops or activities, please contact IRD staff at ird@nmsu.edu.


Testimonies from 2020 DK-O Participants

Explore our Dream Keepers Testimonies page to read what previous camp participants had to say about their experience!

"The Dream Keepers Online camp was very useful. The counselors helped a lot when they shared their own path they had taken from the start of college. Also, I probably wouldn’t be interested in instate colleges if I hadn’t been in the camp. This camp showed me all the other options I can take for college."

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