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13 Years Serving Native Youth and Families!
An Educational Adventure

Central California
Eastern Sierra
June 27 - 30, 2013


Step One: Decide on your attendance
Your decision to attend is indeed an honor to your community and our program. Participants must submit the registration as soon as possible. This program usually fills quickly. We accept a small group of only 10-13 students. So it is important we confirm our participants' placement. We are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

Step Two: Get your documentation together
Complete and return the registration form ASAP along with the non-refundable registration fee of $125. Once we receive your registration deposit, we will notify you of your acceptance into this program. A confirmation packet with program details will be sent to you following receipt of your registration.

Step Three: Confirmation
Confirmation of your attendance is needed before June 5, 2013. At this time, you would need to have provided the non-refundable Early Bird registration fee of $125.
Registration Fee received after June 5, 2013 will be $150.


Q: What is the purpose of this trip? Cultural Exchange, Wellness, Academics, and Adventure. The Paiute-Shoshone, Miwok, and Mono People lead ITY through their diverse lands. We go to the lows and highs of earth and history. Feel the experience of an educational adventure in indigenous science and knowledge - from mother earth and her first people.

Q: Registration, arriving arrangements, Leads, Chaperones? ITY Registration Coordinator and follow up: Joanie Hanson 760-301-0992. Journey Leaders: Joanie Hanson and Marc Chavez will maintain logistics and supervise students along with 2 student Purdue University Academic Support Team Members. We provide airport, bus, and train pick-up/drop off from San Diego or Los Angeles.

Q: How much is this trip going to cost? The student is responsible for the $125 non-refundable registration fee, due in total by June 5, 2013 . Registration Fee received after June 5, 2013 is $150 . There will be no additional costs to the student. InterTribal Youth will be matching the registration fee to share the cost (actual cost is $300 total). All lodging, meals, logistics, outfitting, tours and activity fees are included. A limited amount of spending money may be brought for snacks / souvenirs during the trip up and back.
Transportation to and from San Diego/Riverside or San Bernardino is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the participant. ITY Staff will be available to pick up/drop off students at San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino only.
Registration Fees are TAX-DEDUCTABLE and can be written off as a gifted educational donation. Fed Tax ID: 33-0845610.
With amount of personal attention and experience each participant receives, cost is very reasonable.
Questions regarding payment please contact Program Coordinator Joanie Hanson, or call 858-764-3900 Messages are Returned in the order they are received.

Checks/Money Orders are made payable to:
874 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Check Memo: Central California 2012, Student Name.
Accounting: Barbara 619-721-8765

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Q: Keeping in touch with participants? This is a backcountry trip. No cell service is available in the area. However, there will be a satellite phone on site for emergency purposes only. Students will call home before leaving from and returning to cell service areas.

Q: Where do participants sleep and what are the arrangements? This is a camping trip, all camping equipment will be provided, including sleeping bags and tents. Food will be prepared by experienced backcountry chefs and all camping participants will be expected to contribute to daily camping duties. Male and female students will be separated and chaperoned/supervised.


Wildlife Observation
Academic Enrichment
Cultural Exchange
Nutrition & Wellness
Indigenous Science

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