2015 Camps for Military Connected Youth and Their Families
Join the fun at a Military Kids camp for school-age youth this spring & summer. Leave behind the distractions of everyday life, and enjoy exciting activities, making friends with other youth from military families, creating millions of new memories and a whole lot more! Each day is packed with building positive traits, in conquering challenging activities, in mastering cooperative games that build skills that are helpful in real-life situations and in a whole lot of FUN!
My wife and I have both been deployed a few times. This camp has done so much for our kids to help them meet other kids that are facing the same problems they are. My kids don’t have any friends from home that have parents in the military. –2014 Youth Camper’s Parent
This camp brought my family closer together. We were able to communicate and have some conversation we’ve needed to have, but didn’t know where to start. -2014 Family Camp Parent
Why Military Kids Camps
Although each camp is unique both to its setting and audience, all camps are designed to support the same youth and family outcomes. Each camp’s nurturing staff and thoughtful programming will empower you to take initiative, build effective communication skills, create new connections to accomplish exciting goals, develop self-confidence and become more resilient. You'll return from camp refreshed, having built new skills, with an enhanced sense of what it means to live in a military family and having made lifelong friendships with a great group of your peers. All staff members have gone through training on working with military youth and families, safety, and risk management. Many camps will have a military family life consultant in attendance.
How to Register: Camps are open to youth and families from all services, both active and reserve; however, geographically dispersed youth/families and those with service members in any stage of the deployment cycle will have priority. Many of these camps fill quickly. Specific contact information is listed with each camp description for getting more information and for registration. Program participation will either be no cost or at a very low cost. Travel expenses may be the responsibility of the family. Please note that specific camp details, including dates, may change based upon conditions and availability. Check with the camp’s point of contact for the most current information.
These Department of Defense Deployment Support Camps are the result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense between the Office of Military Community and Family Policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and 25 Land Grant University 4-H Programs through a grant with Kansas State University.