Education Services

918-453-5000 ext. 5341
17675 S. Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464

Camp Cherokee

Camp Cherokee 2021 Residential Camp is an enriching academic experience for Cherokee Nation students 16 years of age by June 26. The camp will include classes in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as cultural activities.  Students will be placed in a core class based on the ranking of their areas of interest, as designated on their application. Evening hours will provide time for recreation, enrichment, and large camp events. Students must have a Cherokee Nation Citizenship Card.

Camp Cherokee 2021 Residential Camp will be held at Heart O’ Hills Camp and Conference Center, at Welling, Oklahoma. There is no cost to attend this overnight camp. Space is limited so early applications will receive preference.

The application must be filled out online by the deadline listed on the application.

Phone: (918) 453-5224


Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child bring his/her cell phone, iPad, tablet or other electronic device?

Electronic devices are not allowed at Camp Cherokee.  All materials for classes and activities will be provided.  The on-site camp office will have phone service if needed. If your child is found to have any electronic device at camp they will be sent home.

Do the students have to be Cherokee?

Campers must be Cherokee Nation citizens to be eligible.

What are the ages for camp?

Residential Camp

  • Cherokee Nation citizens who are 16 or older and in high school during the 2021-22 school year.

What are the camp hours?

Residential Camp:

Student drop off 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Lunch – 12:45 p.m.
Student pick up 4:00 p.m. Friday

How do I register my child for Camp Cherokee?

Registrations are online – please go to to register a student.

Do I need to send money with my child to camp?

No money needed; all meals are provided free of charge and Camp Cherokee will fully supply all materials needed for classes and activities.

My child has an appointment during the week; can they still attend if they miss all or part of a day?

Please do not make appointments during the week of camp.


  • Camp Cherokee 2021
    Informational flier for Camp Cherokee 2021.