Camps and camping opportunities continue to be one of Armed Services YMCA’s most popular programs. This fun and educational program – which includes day and residential camps – encourages healthy living and recreation.
While camping includes the s’mores and campfires, it also provides opportunities for military children to make meaningful connections. For military children, who may face moving to a new city, state and school every two to three years, these friendships, support networks and memories last a lifetime.
Operation Camp focuses on:
Operation Camp is a great way to introduce military children to programs and services offered at your local ASYMCA branch. One day, one week, holiday and residential camps can be that life-changing experience youth need to thrive and cope with the changes that come with growing up in a military family.
“My daughter was fortunate to experience camp and the benefits of one day, let alone a week, are huge in her world right now. With all the challenges our kids face, this helped her tremendously with her coping skills and self-esteem issues she’s currently having. She was provided with many tools and resources she can use now and in the future.” – military parent