June 9, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Lake Traverse Reservation, SD

  • Middle School, Mixed Group, Summer Trip
  • Small Town
  • 15 Passenger Mini Bus

June 9, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Lake Traverse Reservation, SD

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Learn about the Dakota people's culture while partnering with the community to meet the needs of their residents.

About Lake Traverse Reservation

While spending time in the Lake Traverse Reservation, your group will have the opportunity to learn the rich history and unique challenges of the community. Service opportunities include working at local organizations, serving at local nursing homes, painting, and beautification and minor repair projects to support local homeowners and tribal partners. You’ll learn about Dakota culture from a community friend and explore a state park that is significant to the local tribe. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2005.

Please note: All information regarding service and community engagement activities are subject to change. 

Serving in Lake Traverse Reservation

  • Assist local organizations with different community needs, serve at local nursing homes, complete different painting and beautification projects, and help with minor repair projects to support local homeowners and tribal partners.
  • Begin the week with an interactive experience learning about the Native culture.
  • To best meet the needs of the community and build stronger relationships, some crews will serve at different places throughout the week, while others may work with the same partner all week long.

Did You Know?

The Lake Traverse Reservation was created by a treaty in 1867. In 1891 the Lake Traverse Reservation became an open reservation which means both Native and non-Native individuals live within the boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation today.

Cost per Participant Includes

  • Pre- and Post-Trip Tools

  • Lodging

    Typically on the floor, in classrooms, on air mattresses. Open showers in an either public or private facility. Learn More

  • 14 Meals

  • Attentive Staff

  • Service Project Materials

  • Evening Activities


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