New Meeting
​​Yuman Language Family Summit Committee Mtg.
Tues. July 2nd, 2019, 
11am-2pm​  


Hualapai Cultural Center
​​​W Historic Rte 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434

* Tour of the Campsite-sack lunches available. Contact            Marcey Craynon to RSVP for lunch count
* Final drafts completed
* Food vendor Contract approved
* Lodging assignments
* Tribal assignments for camp
* Language presentations
* Committee duties
* Registration​ update
* T-shirt concession
* Tribal donations
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​​​​Yuman Language Family Summit Immersion Camp 2019

​​​​Yuman Language Family Summit Immersion Camp
July 15-18, 2019
Hualapai Youth Camp near Peach Springs AZ.


Join us as we all participate in a Yuman Language Use Summit 2019
Participants include language teachers, fluent speakers, and language learners:
• We will work with models of language for use in this setting
• Try conversations and translation structure
• Participate in cultural presentation using language conversation and immersion
• Camp out in our own languages.
• Work with Yuman fluent speakers and cultural knowledge.
• Develop a basic model of creating a language learning environment
• Plan Yuman language use in our daily lives.
This is an outdoor camping event. Amenities and use of the Hualapai Youth buildings will be reserved for the elders and those with limited capabilities. Payment for housing and registration is on your own. ALL REGISTRATION PAYMENT NEEDS TO BE MADE OUT TO YUMAN LANGUAGE FAMILY SUMMIT. The YLFS committee will oversee the camp area and assignment of cabins, tent areas. Some meals will be included in this event. Come and help and make a fire in the language! Information packets will go out May 23rd. Registration begins May 23, 2019
For more information please call:


​Theo de la Rosa 928-575-3493

Emilio Escalanti 928-920-7805​


​Marcey Craynon 928-769-2223


​Gary Owens 480-362-6320 Mon-Fri. 8-5pm 



Welcome to a new direction in the revitalization of the Yuman languages. The current Yuman Family Language Summit Committee has decided to once again hold the annual summit outdoors. Following a model of creating a language learning environment, the committee is planning a place where Yuman language can be spoken. For the upcoming year of 2019 the plans are to take our past summit participants and stay at the Hualapai Youth Camp in Peach Spring where we can learn, practice and speak our languages.

Our long term goal is to provide a foundation for each tribe to set up their own camps and other events to use the language. We will provide a pre-set list of phrases and words but it will be up to the people to come up with their defined list. The list of phrases to translate into the Yuman language and to bring to the camp is included in this packet but you can add to it and we encourage you to add to it.


We are working along the same plan that we had in 2017.We will be back at the Youth camp Some rooms and indoor sleeping quarters are available for the elderly and those with limited capabilities. Tent camp sites are all over the place and we are working on designated camps sites for the Mohave, Quechan, Cocopa, Kumeyaay, Hualapai and more. There are 6 pads available for RV's. We are putting the bids in for a cook to help us with our needs. This is open to all those interested in speaking, learning and using our languages. We are also looking to create “lifelines” of language speakers to help people “stay in the language.” In 2017 we found that we had a lot of youth joined us for this camp and we want to make sure that we get youth involved. We would ask that if there will be a group of youth attending from your community that they have the right amount of chaperones for the event.

We look forward to your participation and we will help you get the lists of things you need to bring, cabins to rent and most important, using your language in a themed setting. Get ready to speak and learn.

Yuman Family Language Summit Committee