Armed Services YMCA Offers No-Cost Warrior Weekend Camps This Summer

June 4, 2013- Washington, D.C- The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), a top rated 501(c)(3), exists to
Make Military Life Easier for our junior enlistedmilitary and their young families. These young heroes
and their families are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily so we can continue to enjoy our freedoms
and way of life. The junior troops don’t get paid very much and can barely afford the basics for their
families. With shrinking defense budgets, troop and family programs are being cut at every military
installation. The ASYMCA, in close coordination with military leaders, attempts to fill the highest priority
gaps in these required programs and services. Our junior military troops and families deserve all the
help we can possibly provide with low and no cost programs.
The Armed Services YMCA with the support of USO Warrior and Family Care, is offering no-cost Warrior
Weekend Camps to enable injured service members and Wounded Families™ to take time away from
their daily stresses to reconnect as a family unit.Warrior Weekend Camps offer a family camp
experience for wounded service members and their families stationed at ASYMCAs Hampton Roads,
Virginia; Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The Camps have mature and proven adaptive
Wounded Family™ programming so they’re a natural fit. The intent is to provide adaptive activities in an
outdoor setting designed to celebrate rediscovering family fun and togetherness after an injury. The
program will include both family-focused activities and the opportunity for parents to relax and enjoy
quiet time while their children participate in exciting outdoor exploration supervised by camp
counselors.
Warrior Weekend Camps will include highly trained counselors who will guide the participating
Wounded Families™ through various activities such as swimming, crafts, horses, archery, rifles, nature
hikes, canoeing, campfires, and beach exploration. This unique program will serve over 230 Wounded
Families™ from April- September 2013. The Armed Services YMCA would like to thank the USO for their
ongoing support and partnership.