first_imgDo you have a teen who would like to spend time whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, winter camping, backpacking, mountain biking, exploring the environment, running ropes courses, geo-caching, or practicing wilderness skills? What if they could do these activities with other military youth just like them?Military teens (14-18 years old) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps at little to no cost scheduled April 2012 through March 2013. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States from Alaska to Maine, and from Colorado to Georgia, as well as states in between. There are even opportunities for military teens in the Pacific Rim. There will be a total of 50 camps offered at different locations and dates for approximately 1,600 teens. This is the perfect chance for them to experience the outdoors like never before!Each camp offers a unique outdoor experience that will allow teens to build leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while participating in activities. Camps for youth with special needs (mental, physical, and emotional) are also planned in California, Ohio, and New Hampshire, as well as camps for Service Members and their teens to experience together. There is something for everyone!We would like to thank the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community & Family Policy and the United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food & Agriculture for supporting the funding for our camps. These efforts have been coordinated by Dr. Renee McKee at Purdue University.Please see our main website for camp dates, locations, and registration here. Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from last year’s camps and ‘like’ us to receive updates. If know of teens of military service members, please share this information with them.We hope to see your familiy at camp this year!last_img