Military Teen Adventure Camps
FREE Military Parent-Teen Camps in 2013-2014!
Ready for the experience of a LIFETIME? The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering FREE camps for military parents and their teenage children ages 14-18 to attend together! These high-octane, high-adventure experiences will provide a variety of exciting challenges for military parents and their teenage children to work as a team and with other military families as they experience adrenaline-pumping challenges during the day and gatherings with good food, other families and campfire programs at night. These camps offer opportunities for parents and teens to reconnect with each other and build teamwork skills together while they participate in an adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives! We are collaborating with Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass for these camps. Go to http://www.lifeadventurecenter.org/go/223/MEAC.html for information about the 7 camps we are offering in 2013-2014 and for online registration.
Kentucky’s camps are open to military parents (or spouse if military parent cannot attend) and their teenage children ages 14-18 from any state and from any branch of the military. First priority will go to military parents/children who have experienced at least one deployment and who are geographically dispersed. Specific questions regarding eligibility should be made to Cara Varney - (859) 873-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything at the camps, including all meals, is FREE. Once applicants are notified of acceptance, Life Adventure Center must receive the downloadable forms and a $30 non-refundable confirmation fee for EACH participant before they will be confirmed. This fee will hold your registration spots at the camp and will be used to have t-shirts and photos made for each participant at the camps.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! To sign up, go to http://www.lifeadventurecenter.org/go/223/MEAC.html. All instructions for registration are located there.
2013-2014 Camp Schedule:
- May 24-27, 2013: Big South Fork Whitewater Canoeing and Backpacking Expedition
Stearns, KY Camp full. Applications still welcome but will be waitlisted in the event of any cancellations.
- June 10-15, 2013: Whitewater Rafting and Outdoor Extravaganza
Oakhill, WV. Camp full. Applications still welcome but will be waitlisted in the event of any cancellations.
- July 19-22, 2013: Red River Gorge Extreme Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Canopy Excursion
- August 2-4, 2013: The Amazing LAC Endurance Challenge
Life Adventure Center, Versailles, KY.
- September 27-29, 2013: Extreme Wilderness Survival
Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY.
- October 11-14, 2013: Ultimate Green River Paddling and Caving Adventure
Mammoth Cave National Park.
- January 3-6, 2014: Snowshoe Mountain Ski and Snow Adventure
Elkins, West Virginia
In addition, there are many other adventure camps being offered in other states. Information about all the adventure camps being offered across the country can be found at Https://www.extension.purdue.edu/Adventure_camps/campshome.html.
For more information about Military-Extension Adventure Camp grant, contact:
Kerri Ashurst, Ph.D., Military Teen Adventure Camp Director
The Kentucky Military Teen Adventure Camp Team appreciates your assistance in getting the word out to military families! Attending a Military Teen Adventure Camp will provide military families with quality family time PLUS it also will expose them to the positive world of Kentucky Cooperative Extension!
These camps are just one component of the programming through Family and Consumer Sciences Extension for military families. For information about Operation: Military Kids, go to http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/statePOCHome.aspx?state=Kentucky. For information about the two Operation: Military Kids family camps being held in Kentucky in 2013 for military families to attend together, go to http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/index.php?p=590.