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12 Years Serving Native Youth and Families!
Northern California
August 11-17, 2014
Open to Ages 12-17 & Chaperones 21 and older.
Starting/Ending Point: UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA


Step One: Decide on your attendance
Your decision to attend is indeed an honor to your community and our program. Participants must submit their registration as soon as possible. Every year, this popular program's spaces fill quickly.
Our Nor Cal tour accepts a small group of 25 students. It is important we confirm our participants' placement. We are available to assist you with questions and with groups of 3 or more. Contact us at:

Step Two: Get your correct documentation together
Registration Fee (“shared cost”): $375.00 per participant. Non-refundable deposit, 1st Payment, of $200 is to be submitted with registration form before June 5, 2014. 2nd payment of $175.00 is due by July 5, 2014. You may choose the option of paying both payments at once with one payment by June 5, 2014. First come basis for this program. Deposit guarantees reserved program spot. Space is limited to 25 students.
“Shared cost” registration fee explained: Program value per person is $2,400 per student. ITY fundraising match is $1600. “Shared Cost” to participant, family is $800. “Late Registration” Fee Per received after July 5 is $500.
*A confirmation packet with details will be mailed or emailed within 2 weeks once registration form and deposit are received.
All lodging, meals, instructors, logistics, outfitting, in-tour transport, and activity fees included. Not included: Optional River Raft Ride on Trinity River, Hoopa, CA @ $65 p/p. Itinerary/Details on
Participant transport to and from UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA starting point is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the participant.
Transport during ITY Nor Cal Program is included.
ITY Staff provides pick up/drop off of students at Oakland, CA Airport, Train, or Bus station.

Step Three: Raise your “shared cost” for the trip
Formal or informal requests to family members, community members, or Tribal Councils are the first place to start. If needed, please request a formal letter from us to assist you. Please point to the fact that you are raising a "shared cost" and the ITY program covers actual matching costs. Student, Family Registration Fee, "shared cost" is $375. If after making a sincere effort, you are struggling with this, please contact us ASAP. You have come a long way already; and we have faith that you can do anything. We want to help. Trips are TAX-DEDUCTABLE and can be written off as a gifted educational donation.
Fed Tax ID: 33-0845610.

Step Four: Confirmation and Priority Registration
A confirmation packet with details is mailed or emailed within two weeks of your registration form and deposit is received. Confirmation of your attendance is needed before June 5, 2014. If for some reason, you choose not to attend after making your final payment, you will be given travel credit (less the $200 non-refundable deposit) with ITY to be used within one year. There will be another opportunity for you. Transportation to/from Nor CAL starting point is not included in the Program Fee.


Q: What is the purpose of this trip? Academic Enrichment, Leadership, Wellness, Culture, Tribal Interchange.

Q: Who can attend? Program is designed for Native American youth ages 12-18. Youth who attend vary in educational experience, cultural background, and residence. We limit our group to 25 youth. This enables the program to provide personal attention and a great mentor/teacher - student ratio. Community staff and leaders are also welcome to register to accompany their local youth or experience our program. ITY provides Staff Chaperones, Leaders and Mentors.

Q: Leads, Chaperones? ITY Program Director: Marc Chavez 858-314-8821, plus 2 experienced finger-print background checked adult coordinators: one female and one male program coordinator. 3 ITY Staff trained university student-mentors will also help supervise students during day/night and maintain logistics.

Q: Airport/Bus pick-up? We provide airport, bus, and train, pick-up/drop off at Oakland Airport, Bus, Train Station.

Q: Keeping in touch with participant, homesickness? We will supply direct cell phone numbers to reach ITY Director in case of an emergency. With the exception when camping, participants will be allowed to make phone calls on 4 separate nights to call family at the decision of the participant. Note: We are very experienced if homesickness arises. We have 14 years providing comfort and mentor ship while youth are away from families. We have a100% success rate in providing a great experience for youth and family, especially during "the first time away from home" experience. We also post pictures and videos to our social media sites. Families can follow their youth's experience.

Q: Where do participants sleep and what are the arrangements? Accommodations will always be clean, comfortable and be at moderately upscale university dorms or hotels with 1 night camping at Patrick’s Point State Park and 2 nights Hoopa Reservation Campground. Male and female students will be separated and chaperoned/supervised. There are 1.5 staff members to every 4 students.

Q: Are there additional costs? All lodging, meals, instructors, logistics, outfitting, tours and activity fees, park fees, Alcatraz are included in the program fee. Not Included is the Optional River Rafting on Hoopa’s Trinity River which is $65 p/p. We highly recommend your youth participate, however it is not obligatory. Please send river rafting fee with student. Spending money will only be needed for gifts, mementos, sharing, etc. There will be program shirts and sweatshirts available for approximately $30. Transportation to/from Berkeley, Ca meeting point is not included in the program fee. With amount of personal attention and experience each participant receives compared to an educational conference, we maintain cost extremely reasonable.

Q: Payment? Credit Card Payments can be made on-line via our website and via PayPal

Checks/Money Orders are made payable to:
8 Elm Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Check Memo: Nor Cal 2014, Student Name

Accounting Contact: Barbara or JL Jackson 619-721-8765

For questions regarding payment, please contact Marc Chavez, via email at: or call 858-314-8821 Messages are returned often in the afternoon/evening.

Pay Online - Use BRIDGE/ITY PayPal Service


Wildlife Observation
River Rafting
Academic Enrichment/College Prep Workshop
Cultural Education with Nor Cal Native Tribal Leaders:
InterTribal Bay Area Nation
Nutrition & Wellness
Indigenous Science

Nor Cal 2011 Video


Partial support for this program is provided by

Our Past Tribal



Northern California

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