Students practice dribbling during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Students practice dribbling during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Latseen Hoop Camp

Youth attend basketball camp with a cultural twist.

Youth from 6th to 12th grade participate in the weeklong Latseen Hoop Camp that mixes Tlingit culture and language with basketball at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019.


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Rico Worl helps students with the Tlingit language during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rico Worl helps students with the Tlingit language during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Student Kaia Smith, 15, practices her Haida language with former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Student Kaia Smith, 15, practices her Haida language with former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Bob Saviers helps David Friday, 11, with his three-point stance during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Bob Saviers helps David Friday, 11, with his three-point stance during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A student listens to Rico Worl teach them the Tlingit language during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A student listens to Rico Worl teach them the Tlingit language during the Latseen Hoop Camp at Dzantak’i Heeni Middle School on Monday, July 29, 2019. The camp runs all week for students entering grades 6-12. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)