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Army Reserve Family Programs. Connecting soldiers, families, and communities. Call Fort Family for 24/7 Assistance toll-free at 866-345-8248.

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Youth Program Events & Camps by State

Youth have the opportunity to participate in unique experiences at little or no cost. Youth Program Events & Camping Opportunities are provided by Military Teen Adventure Camp grants, Operation Military Kids, and YMCA locations. These camps are open to Military-connected youth regardless of Branch of Service who have a parent/loved one in any phase of the deployment cycle; priority is given to children/youth from geographically dispersed families. Camps for youth with special needs (cognitive and physical) are also listed. There are spaces still available. Register your youth today!

Please click on your state/territory below to see what Youth Program Events or Camps are being offered.
States/Territories colored orange (Orange State Color Designating States With Events or Camps) currently have Community Events or Camps scheduled.

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Youth Program Events & Camps by State

A list of all upcoming Youth Program Events & Camps can be found below, listed by the states and regions that they are in.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016
9:00AM - Noon

Age Group: 6 - 12

MOMC Family Art Series: Creative Explorations for Hope

Address/Location: Tucson, Arizona

(Participation in all 6 sessions is not required.)

March 26 and April 2: Come and explore the exhibit, Fires of Change, in a guided tour and then create work in the art studio in response to what you see and learn.

April 9 and April 16: Come and explore the exhibit, Modern Myth, in a guided tour and then create art work about legends and heroes in the art studio.

April 23 and April 30: Come and explore the exhibit, ArtWorks: A Community Exhibit in a guided tour and then create artwork in response to what you see and learn.

Questions? Contact Teresa Noon, Military Outreach Program Manager at tmnoon@arizona.email.edu, or 520.626.9085.

Phone: 520.626.9085

Email: Teresa Noon, tmnoon@arizona.email.edu

Flyer: MOMC Art Series

Camp Date(s): March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016 (Participation in all 6 sessions is not required.)

Camp Time(s): 9:00AM - Noon

Age Group: 6-12, must be accompanied by at least one adult parent/guardian

Cost: Free

April 24, 2016
Youth Grades 6 - 8

University of Arizona Athletics Leadership Summit for Military Youth (grades 6-8)

Address/Location: Tucson, Arizona

The University of Arizona Wildcats (student athletes) know the importance of leadership not only in their sports but in all areas of their lives. Come and learn valuable leadership concepts from student-athletes during the Leadership Summit for Military Youth on April 24, 2016. Military Youth Grades 6th – 8th will be able to work in small groups with UA student athletes on the University of Arizona Campus learning their leadership styles and how to effectively work with others to achieve team success. One Parent/Guardian per family is required to participate in our “Supporting from the Sidelines” parent track during the event.

Phone: (520) 626-9085

Camp Dates: April 24, 2016

Camp Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Age Group Served: Grades 6 - 8. (Must be accompanied by at least one adult parent/guardian.)

Maximum Number of Participants: 40

Cost: Free

Registration: To register, fill out the form on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jZyYFsmdFlk1nAU0_VocjT-PXa4jvduyUN2-xqjQsd4/viewform.

Additional Information: Contact Teresa Noon at tmnoon@arizona.email.edu or (520) 626-9085. For more information, visit the web site or download the event flyer.

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Germany

Hawaii

March 26, 2016
Open to all ages

Fun Fest - Travel Fair & Environmental Festival

Address/Location: Wahiawa - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Come to the Weyand Field at Schofield Barracks and enjoy the free egg hunt, child mile fun run, bunny pictures, food trucks, games, pony rides, petting zoo, bouncers and rides!

Open to all military Families (installation access required).

Egg Hunt Schedule:
2-4 yrs old - 11:00am
5-8 yrs old - 11:20am
9-12 yrs old - 11:40am

Phone: 808-655-0002

Camp Dates: March 26, 2016

Camp Times: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Age Group Served: Open to all ages.

Cost: Child Mile Fun Run, Easter egg hunt and environmental festival activities are free, however there will be costs for the fun fest activities (picture with Easter Bunny, food trucks, pony rides, petting zoo, etc...). Cash only for all Fun Fest activities.

Additional Information: For more information, call the Schofield Special Events Office at 808-655-0002 or visit this web site.

April 15th-16th, 2016
Ages 3-18 and Adults*

A Fairy Tale Adventure - Parent and Child Formal Ball

Address/Location: Wahiawa - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

In honor of our military children and youth in conjunction with the Month of the Military Child, the US Army Garrison Hawaii, CYS Services is hosting a parent and child formal ball. The theme is Disney Princess/prince. This event will include dinner, music and entertainment and is open to all military Families. Formal ball will be held on 15th or April 16th.

*Children under 3 yrs will not be permitted.

Phone: 808-655-4466/655-0600 or 808-655-5314/833-5393

Camp Dates: April 15th-16th, 2016

Camp Times: 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Age Group Served: Ages 3-18 and Adults. Children under 3 yrs will not be permitted.

Cost: $25.00 for Adults/Children (12 yrs and up), $20.00 for Children (3 yrs-11 yrs)

Tickets: Tickets are available to purchase at the Nehelani Conference and Banquet Center (Schofield Barracks) and at Parent Central Services.

Additional Information: For more information, call 808-655-4466/655-0600 or 808-655-5314/833-5393. Information also accessible on the Hawaii MWR website.

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Ongoing
All Military Youth
Ages 8-18

4-H Cooking Club
Youth will learn about cooking, making friends, listening to a guest chefs, and take field trips. 4-H Cooking Club will be held at NAS Fort Worth JRB and Grand Prairie. Please email Shelly Knapp at shelly.knapp@ag.tamu.edu.

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NAS Fort Worth JRB and Grand Prairie

Registration is now open. For questions, comments, or suggestions please contact OMK Project Coordinator Lindsey Jewell at lindsey.jewell@ag.tamu.edu, or by phone at (972) 952-9283.
PDF File Download the OMK Texas Camp flyer here.

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Utah

Ongoing support & counseling
Ages 3 - 18, and adults

The Sharing Place

Address/Location: 1695 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

For nearly two decades, The Sharing Place has been fulfilling its mission to "provide a safe and caring environment for grieving children, teens, and their families to share their feelings while healing themselves." The Sharing Place now hosts fourteen age-appropriate grief support groups for children ages 3-18.

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Phone: (801) 466-6730

Website (Click on "Services." Click "Find a Grief Support Program." Click "Search for program near you.")

Camp Date(s): Ongoing support & counseling

Age Group: Ages 3.5 - 18, and adults

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Ongoing Peer Group Support and Counseling
Ages 3 - 18, families, and individual adults

The Bradley Center for Grieving Children and Families

Address/Location: P. O. Box 1115, West Jordan, UT 84088

The Bradley Center is founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment, which includes an interfaith recognition of the role that God or a higher power can play in healing.

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Phone: (801) 302-0220

Website (Click "Grief Support.")

Camp Date(s): Ongoing Peer Group Support and Counseling

Age Group: Ages 3 - 18, families, and individual adults

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Grief and Loss Network
Families, children and teens

Bereaved Parents of the USA
(Nationwide Grief Camp Locators Near Utah)

Address/Location: National Office
P. O. Box 622, St. Peters, MO 63376

Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

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BP/USA is open to all parents, grandparents and siblings regardless of the age Butterflyor the circumstances of the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.

Phone: (636) 947-9403 or (605) 947-9403

Website (Click "Resources & Links" for local information)

Camp Date(s): Grief and Loss Network

Age Group: Families, children and teens

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Vermont

Virginia

Washington

March 28 – April 1, 2016
Youth Ages 14 - 18

Deschutes River Rafting

Address/Location: Leavenworth, WA

This is an all-inclusive journey that travels through some of the best whitewater in the Northwest. We have partnered with Orion Expeditions to help provide an amazing, adventurous whitewater trip! We will travel 40-50 miles down the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, through class 3 whitewater, just as the first explorers did. We will camp along the river each evening where participants will help with camp set-up and cooking dinner. Participants will learn river reading and boat captaining skills, have opportunities to explore the rugged high desert environment and share stories around the campfire at night. Transportation, along with all meals, rafting and camping equipment and wetsuits are provided.

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Phone: (509) 667-6540

Camp Dates: March 28 – April 1, 2016

Age Group Served: Youth Ages 14 - 18

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Cost: There is a $30 registration fee. Call (509) 667-6540 for information about transportation from selected Seattle/Tacoma locations.

Registration: Register online at http://ext100.wsu.edu/mtac/. See required items. Trip will book quickly.

Additional Information: Contact Kevin Powers at (509) 667-6540 or via email.

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West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Resources for Camps

Help in Locating a Camp Opportunity

An experience at camp can be life changing, fostering quality bonds between peers and building resiliency in your child. According to the American Camping Association, "a quality camp experience provides children with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living."

When trying to decide on the right camp for your child, it is important to evaluate the needs of your child. To connect to a Military Connected Camp for your child, contact a CYSS Specialist listed on the Contact Page of the Camp Resources Handout. Consider his or her age, gender, their mental and physical development, as well as their desires and interests. Military children might express an interest in connecting more with other children, or they might have a great desire to learn one or more skills. It is important to talk with your child about the options available and get a sense of what they want out of a camp and what you, the parent, wants for them. Click on the link below to find a comprehensive guide to choosing the right camp.

PDF File Download the How to Choose a Summer Camp & Camp Resources Handout flyer here.