Military families with young children can enjoy an adventure at a Kentucky camp designed to strengthen family bonds in a fun-filled atmosphere.
The 2016 camp is June 10-12 at the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest, located on the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Kentucky. It is open to families with at least one child who is 6 years old and under. Families must have a member serving in any active duty military branch, Reserve or National Guard, or have a member who is a veteran or a Department of Defense civilian or contractor.
Scheduled activities, which include creek walks, fossil making and scavenger hunts, will help families connect with nature and promote kindergarten readiness.
Priority is given to families who haven’t attended a previous Kentucky Military Family Camp. Though the camps are in Kentucky, they are open to military families throughout the country.
The free camp is funded through a grant the UK Cooperative Extension Service received from Kentucky’s System to Enhance Early Development.
Spots are quickly filling. Interested families can access the Kentucky camp application online at http://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/content/military-family-programs.
Several military youth and military family camps are offered throughout the United States. Individuals interested in the different options can visit the 4-H Military Partnerships website at http://4-hmilitarypartnerships.org. For more information about the Kentucky camp or volunteer opportunities, contact Tyrone Atkinson, coordinator for UK’s Family and Consumer Sciences Extension military programs, at 859-218-1546 or email@example.com.
Katie Pratt/UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Steve Patton/UK Agricultural Communications