2017 Camps for Air Force Youth and Families
Air Force Child and Youth Programs and the 4-H Air Force Partnership Project support a variety of camps for Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve families. The goals of the Air Force/4-H Partnership Youth Camps include:
- expand camping opportunities to support Air Force families;
- provide fun, safe 4-H camping experiences that offer activities that help develop leadership skills, build resiliency, enhance communication, foster teamwork, expand interest in the sciences, prepare students for college, support healthy lifestyles, and/or introduces content based in traditional 4-H youth development programming;
- engage more Air Force youth in long-term 4-H programs/projects to increase knowledge, generate interest and develop skills; and
- help Air Force youth get away from the routines of everyday life and bond with other military youth with similar experiences.
Air Force 4-H Partnership Youth Camps offer specific focus areas to help foster skill development with military connected youth and families in the following areas:
- making positive choices;
- building connections and relationships;
- communicating effectively; and
- contributing to the well-being of self and others.
Twenty-two Air Force/4-H Partnership Youth Camps in 15 states will be conducted by Land Grant Universities and the 4-H Cooperative Extension System in 2017. Air Force camps are listed by state or by date.
The 4-H/Air Force Youth Camping Program is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H National Headquarters; U.S. Air Force Child and Youth Programs; and State Cooperative Extension 4-H Programs through grant funding at Kansas State University under special project number 2016-48696-25889.