Arkansas’ military youth from all branches of service will have camping opportunities, thanks to funding from the Department of Defense, 4-H Military Partnership Programs, The Arkansas 4-H Foundation, and the Operation: Military Kids program.
“The funding is provides residential and day camps for youth and families statewide,” said Maureen Rose, Arkansas 4-H Military Liaison. “In addition, the Arkansas National Guard will offer Minuteman Camp in July for 10 and 11-year-olds.”
Locally, there will be a Minuteman Youth Camp, sponsored by the Arkansas National Guard, which will provide a series of adventures for youth age 10 and 11; from July 20 – 25 at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.
For online registration information, contact Arkansas 4-H Military Liaison Maureen Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-671-2066, or 501-416-7257.
Military youth camps strive to meet the unique needs of military youth, who often experience challenges during separation from loved ones. The camps have educational programs designed to develop life skills that support resilience in youth. This will be the sixth year the military youth camps are offered in Arkansas.
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