Cowlitz Tribal Youth Program

Cowlitz Youth Logo       


The mission of the Cowlitz Youth Program is to enrich the lives of youth and the Tribe through traditions that teach respect, honor and culture by connecting them to the Elders, Cowlitz Tribal people, and history, traditions and culture of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.


Program Eligibility

Youth between the age of 7-17 years old, enrolled in the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and/or direct descendent of a currently enrolled parent. Youth living in the same household, family joined by marriage and/or adoption with a parent currently enrolled in the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Youth enrolled or direct descendent of a Federally Recognized Tribe currently receiving services from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe direct children.


Program Activities and Events:

Leadership programs - Youth Council
Youth focused conferences
Little Ones – Weekend trip for ages 7-12
Annual Youth and Safety Event
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE Conference
Annual Summer Camp
Day Trips – Focused around culture and gathering of our youth
Culture Connection – Information on upcoming Tribal cultural events
Annual Youth and Family Christmas Party 

Save The Dates Events Flyer


Activities dates and location some dates are TBD:

Activities listed below (Youth under 7 years of age are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult).

Event Date Place Details
Little One’s Weekend  March 8 - 10th               Seaside, OR            Trip to the Washington, Oregon coast following the trade route of our ancestors. View Little One's Weekend Flyer
Easter Egg Hunt  April 20th | 1pm  St. Mary's  First Annual Cowltiz Easter Egg Hunt! View Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Volunteer Training  June 8th | 9a-5p  St. Mary's  Youth Volunteer Training (FOR ADULT VOLUNTEERS) Check out this flyer for more details and registration information!
Tribal Canoe Journey  July-August  Bellingham, WA              Tribal Canoe Journey to Bellingham, WA with Hosting protocol by Lummi Nation.
Cowlitz Youth Summer Camp  Aug 12th -16th  Yelm, WA  Cascade Camp & Conference Center, 22825 Peissner Road SE Yelm, WA 98597 Summer Youth Camp Flyer


 youth council image 2019  

 Cowlitz Youth Council

The purpose of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Youth Council (CITYC) is to foster future generations of strong leaders while honoring culture, tradition, and language; and to promote mental and physical well-being of Cowlitz youth.   The CITYC strives to act as a voice while modeling positive attitudes and behavior for Cowlitz youth. CITYC also serves as an ambassador for Cowlitz youth when youth issues are being discussed. The CITYC ensure youth have input with the Cowlitz Youth Board leadership on decisions and policies, guidance on strategic planning, and vision for the future. The council also works to bring innovative ideas and opportunities to generations of the Cowlitz People. 

Cowlitz Youth Council Meetings 10:00 am the third Saturday of the month at the Tribal Office located at 7700 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665

Youth Council Eligibility: Youth who are enrolled members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and/or direct descendants of a currently enrolled member | Youth between the ages 13-17 | Must be able to perform CITYC duties.  

Youth Board Members
    Cassandra Sellards Reck   Chair  
    Donna Bagley   Vice Chair
    Racheal Paige   Secretary
    Devin Reck   Youth Advocate
    Charity Sabido-Hodges     
    Claudia Tenney    
    David Cottenware    
    Ty Koch    
    Kasey Koch     

Contacts for Youth Program
Wade McGee        Alexandra (Ali) Guerra 
Melody Lopez
Youth Program Manager Council Advisor Program Coordinator

Questions? Email us!

Located at St. Mary’s | 107 Spencer Rd, Toledo WA, 98591

Phone: (360) 397-8228 | Fax: (360) 397-8251

Please follow us on Facebook