Youth & Family

Who doesn't want a healthy and happy family? Luckily, Chickasaw families have access to youth camps and clubs to inspire and encourage young people. Cultural workshops and directories connect families to their tribe. And a full range of crisis intervention programs help families when they need it the most.

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About Family Services

Chickasaw Nation Citizens Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation offers a variety of programs and services to help families when they need it the most.

About Youth Services

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation offers a wide variety of benefits for its youngest citizens to set them up on the road to success.

Summer EBT for Children Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizens Benefits
The Summer EBT for Children Program provides qualifying families with funds to purchase nutritious food for children during the summer months.

Chikasha Pehlichi Ikbi

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chikasha Pehlichi Ikbi Youth Leadership Program creates strong, confident Chickasaw youth by building leadership skills and cultural knowledge.

Car Seat Safety Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation is proud to offer a robust car seat safety program for all Chickasaw families to protect our youngest citizens.

Pediatric Services

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
Comprehensive pediatric services are offered at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada and at satellite clinics.

Dance Studio

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Dance Studio provides a space for all ages to express themselves creatively and improve physical fitness.

Create Your Canvas

S4 • E5
Explore the various ways that the Chickasaw Nation is working to nurture and inspire artistic expression.

Young Artist Studio

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Young Artist Studio is a space for students to hone their skills with the assistance of trained artists.

Chickasaw Youth Club

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
Both locations of the Chickasaw Youth Club provide after-school and summer programs that help kids build crucial skills and character.

Himona' Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation's Himona' Program offers teens and their parents support to help them make healthy decisions.

Tanumpo Hosa Apisa Camp

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
This camp for kids ages 12 to 18 teaches the fine art of archery and shooting sports.

School-Age Programs

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation's commitment to education extends far beyond the classroom walls.

Youth Stickball Team

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
Stickball is known as one of the oldest sports in the United States; warriors once used the game to settle disputes rather than waging war.

Chickasaw Children's Village

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Children's Village offers struggling kids a safe place to live and learn throughout the school year.

Book Creation Camp

Stan Nelson, Chickasaw Press
Students interested in literature can learn about the process of publishing their own work in the Chickasaw Nation's Book Creation Camp.

Adolescent Treatment Center

Cindy Maynord, Adolescent Transitional Living Center Director
The Adolescent Transitional Living Center offers struggling teens a safe place to overcome challenges that may have created crises in their families.

Strong Family Development Office

C.J. Aducci, Strong Family Development Director
At the Strong Family Development Office patients go through an assessment to determine how a therapist can best serve them.

Chickasaw Nation Softball Complex

Ada, Oklahoma
The Chickasaw Nation's state-of-the-art softball complex in Ada, Oklahoma, features three fields, where people of all ages can enjoy the game.

Foster Care Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Foster Care Program was developed to provide temporary or permanent care for Native American children.

The STEM Program

Steve Paniagua, Manager of Supportive Programs
The Chickasaw Nation STEM Program ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science and technology in Chickasaw youth of all ages.

Native Explorers

Dr. Kent Smith, Co-founder of the Native Explorers Program
The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers Program is a unique and educational learning experience.

Hayaka Unta Family Camp

Kevin Tiger, Youth Activities Manager
Hayaka Unta Family Camp gives Chickasaw youth and parents the opportunity to share quality time together enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Chickasaw Nation WIC Program

Melinda Newport, Director of Nutrition Services
The WIC program is a nutrition program that serves women, infants, and children.

Camp Survivor 2011: Activities

The Chickasaw Nation
At Camp Survivor, kids stay active from sun-up to sun-down, and they don't see a television or a video game all week.

The Chickasaw Nation Environmental Camp: Overview

The Chickasaw Nation
It's what summer's all about: sun, fun, water...and at the Chickasaw Nation Environmental Camp, it's also about keeping future summers beautiful.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "The Goal"

Matt Clark
Celebrate fitness with this youth program that encourages an active, healthy lifestyle.

CNASA: Air and Space Camp for Kids

Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space Academy
Governor Anoatubby knows that children need a solid foundation in the science, math and technology fields.