Our KidVenturez fall break retreat will be in Cherokee, North Carolina, October 11-13. Breakaway kids benefit from historical and educational Cherokee culture during the week: Cherokee Museum, arts and festivities, recreation, etc.
This trip is afforded primarily to underprivileged children in our community. Breakaway Outreach offers camp and retreat scholarships for children of incarcerated parents, economically stressed families, and single parent households. If you are interested in sponsoring a child to attend the Cherokee retreat, the cost is $65 per child.
What is now Western North Carolina has been part of the homeland of the Cherokee people for untold centuries. Today’s Eastern Band members are direct descendents of those who avoided the Cherokees’ forced removal to Oklahoma in the 1830’s the “Trail of Tears.” Their home today is the 56,000-acre Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are more than 13,000 enrolled members of the Tribe, over 60% of whom live on the Boundary.
A culture, a people, and a place that’s actually a sovereign nation, Cherokee is located right in the heart of Western North Carolina. It’s also base camp for hiking in the Great Smokies, arts and crafts shopping, native elk herd viewing, hours of fishing fun, and home to a history that spans millennia.