Each year, Culture Camps are provided in the local First Nations communities of the Merritt area. The local First Nations communities include Lower Nicola Band, Upper Nicola Band, Coldwater Band, Nooaitch Band and Shackan Band. These ‘all day’ sessions are hosted to enhance our staff's evolving understanding of First Nations culture while being immersed in cultural learning opportunities the local First Nations way on topics that include culture, language and history.
The extension to the Culture Camps are the Culture Camp ‘study sessions’, which take place after school hours where staff are able to attend without being concerned about coverage. In these sessions, participants listen to in-depth presentations provided by knowledgeable local and regional keynote speakers.