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4-H Military Partnerships

4-H Military Partnerships

FSHS Extn.
Kansas State University
1324 Lovers Lane
343 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5505 (fax)

2015 Camps for Military Connected Youth and Their Families

Youth Camps

Camps for Military Youth - by Date

Camps for Military Youth - by State

youth camp

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


Family Camps

Camps for Military Families - by Date

Camps for Military Families - by State

family camp
This is a time for families to relax, reflect, be refreshed, connect with other military families and reconnect with each other. Programming emphasizes growth in relationships among family members and encourages them in their journey through reintegration. Be challenged. Get refreshed. Have FUN! This is an ideal time for families to build family strengths, make memories together and share quality time with each other.

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. 

Are you curious? Would you like to learn more about the 2014 DoD Deployment Support Camps? Click here.


Military Teen Adventure Camps

Interested in more camping opportunities for military youth and families? Check out these teen adventure camps as well.




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