Who we are
The Spiritual and Mental Wellness unit of Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre offers quality programs to Yukon First Nation families and relatives. Our land-based programming is offered at the Jackson Lake Healing Camp, 15 km southwest of Whitehorse by the serene shores of Jackson Lake on the traditional lands of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
Our land-based programs are based in the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework. These camps are offered with funding from Yukon and Canada.
Jackson Lake Facility
The Jackson Lake Camp has:
- eight participant cabins, each with propane heaters and two beds
- 4 cabins used to house staff and store food and supplies
- outhouses and a wash house, that has indoor bathroom facilities, showers and laundry.
- a large wall tent used as a work place for projects
- a wood constructed meeting room.
- a large one-storey log home that houses the kitchen for cooking and a large eating space that can seat approximately 24 people with a wood stove.
- an outdoor fire pit with benches that is a popular meeting space.
- day trip access to Fish Lake and other sites for fishing, trapping, picking berries, accessing medicines and other traditional land-based activities.
What to bring to camp
Here is an easy list to use once you’ve been accepted and are packing for your time at Jackson Lake: List of Personal Belongings to Bring to Camp