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Travelers’ Rest State Park Accepting Applications for Bitterroot Culture Camp

(Lolo, MT) – Travelers’ Rest State Park is now accepting applications for Bitterroot Culture Camp which will be held at the park on July 9-13, 2018. Applications are available at

The Bitterroot Culture Camp brings middle school students from the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys together with their peers from the Flathead Indian Reservation.  During the 5-day, 4-night camp, students learn traditional skills, travel to important cultural sites, listen to tribal elders, play games, cook their own meals and learn about the history of the Bitterroot Valley and about each other.

Cost for the camp is $100 per student, although the fee is waived for students who live on the Flathead Reservation thanks to the support of the many tribal departments who contribute time and resources to the camp.  Partners include the Salish Kootenai Tribal Education Department, the People’s Center, Salish Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee and the Travelers’ Rest Preservation and Heritage Association.  

Review of applications begins May 26, so students are encouraged to apply early.  For more information visit:

Travelers’ Rest State Park, located in Lolo, Montana, is the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For centuries Native Americans; including the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Nez Perce, used the area as a campsite and trail junction. With Lolo Creek running through the park, Travelers’ Rest Sate Park is an idyllic spot for nature walks and bird watching.

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Josh Parken
AmeriCorps Member,
Travelers’ Rest State Park
(406) 273-4253

Molly Stockdale
Executive Director,
Travelers’ Rest Preservation and Heritage Association
(406) 273-2453

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