Survivor family camp is taking applications

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Military youth build confidence and self-esteem while working through a ropes course during a recent OMK family camp. The upcoming survivor family camp will also feature activities like this. (Courtesy Photo)

Military youth build confidence and self-esteem while working through a ropes course during a recent OMK family camp. The upcoming survivor family camp will also feature activities like this. (Courtesy Photo)

University of Hawaii
News Release

HONOLULU — All military families with youth who have lost a parent during combat or training can apply now for Hawaii’s Operation: Military Kids Family Camp, called OMK.

Scheduled for July 15-17 at YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman on the North Shore, the free camp is sponsored by OMK and Army Community Service’s Survivor Outreach Services.

Youth who have dealt with a loss will learn about resiliency, stress management, nurturing relationships, self-esteem and peer buddy building. Also, youth and their parents/caregivers will learn about military and community resources that promote well-being.

Recreational activities include hiking, a ropes course, swimming, archery, giant swings and kayaking.

Camp Erdman is a full residential facility that provides all meals and lodging. Each camp participant is responsible only for his or her packing items.

Neighbor island families who qualify for this camp can get free airfare as well.

OMK is the Army’s collaborative effort with U.S. communities to support children and youth of National Guard, Reserve and active duty families impacted by overseas contingency operations. Partners in the effort include state 4-H military liaisons, the National Guard, the Reserve, the Military Child Education Coalition, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Association of Child Care Resource and the American Legion. These and other community organizations, along with the Army’s Child, Youth and School Services, support military youth before, during and after the deployment of a parent or loved one.

Go to camp

•To apply for OMK’s SOS Family Camp, call 438-1955/9285 or email jennifer.koranyi@us.army.mil.

•To learn more about OMK, call 956-4125 or email omk@ctahr.hawaii.edu.

 

 

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