Program Details:

CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp

The CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp is part of an on-going collaboration between the
Department of Anthropology and the Pueblo of Pojoaque, a federally-recognized American Indian tribe.

In 2018, the camp will once again take place in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology's Summer Archaeological Field School (ANTH 4350) during Summer Session A. The overall objectives of this project are: 1) to increase awareness of local ancestral sites among pueblo youth; 2) to strengthen the historical consciousness of the pueblo; 3) to integrate archaeological, historical and traditional knowledge in telling the story of the Tewa people; 4) to encourage pueblo youth to pursue careers in STEM fields through informal science education experiences; 5) to expose all participants to contemporary archaeological field and laboratory methods; and 6) to promote a collaborative approach to archaeological research in traditional communities.

This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group.


Outside Colorado

  • Pojoaque, New Mexico USA

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • The Pueblo of Pojoaque

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Anthropology, Department of

Program Contact

Scott Ortman
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Program Categories


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Community Resource
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Program Types:

  • Field Trip
  • Summer Program - General Public


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Rural Communities
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged
  • Students - High School
  • Tribal Communities (in U.S.)