The partners at the Valley of the latte Adventure Park situated on the banks of the Talofofo River have organized a special 2-week summer camp to share their knowledge of the Chamoru Language and Culture. The two week camp, entitled "Ke' Tungo I Kotturan Chamoru" (Learn about the Chamoru Culture) is spearheaded by former Chamoru teacher Senot John Aguon, members of the seafaring, non-profit organization, Ulitao, and a very experienced team of hospitality professionals at the Valley of the Latte.
The goal of the two week session is to immerse participants in a true southern Guam cultural experience where they will walk the grounds of our Chamoru ancestors and experience first hand how they worked, lived, and played.
The Learning Experience will be limited to two groups of 25, as follows:
I Manhoben - Ages 8 to 10 & I Sutero yan I Sutera - Ages 11 to 13
from July 10th to July 20th.
- Participants will learn:
- The History of the Valley of the Latte
- The significance of the Canoe to the People of the Islands
- How to make and use the Chamoru Sling ( Atupat )
- How to make and blow a traditional Chamoru Horn ( Kulu )
- How to Paddle Traditional Canoes
- Important Key Words and Phrases in the Chamoru Language
- How to care for Animals at the Lancho
- How to weave with Coconut Leaves
- How to make Fire with Ancient Techniques
- Farming Techniques at our Pineapple Plantation & Banana Orchard
- Traditional Fishing Techniques
- And So Much More!