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Operation: Military Kids adventure camp (July 21-26)

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The University of Hawaii – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, in collaboration with Operation: Military Kids (OMK) and the YMCA of Honolulu Camp Erdman, is hosting the 2nd annual Hawaii Adventure Camp for Military-Connected Teens.

These teens will have an opportunity to build leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while participating in HIGH adventure activities.

Hawaii Adventure Camp 2013 is open to Military-Connected Teens ages 14-18 that are a dependent of an Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Retired Service Member. Youth must reside within the Pacific Rim Regions of Hawaii. Camp will be held on July 21-26, 2013 at Camp Erdman on the North Shore of Oahu.

Some of the activities the campers will have the opportunity to participate in are surfing, climbing wall, archery, snorkeling, horseback riding, odyssey ropes course, stand-up paddle boarding, and team development courses.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and USDA/NIFA support all costs, allowing this camp to be free for campers with a refundable $50 deposit to hold a camp spot. Travel allowance for neighbor islands is up to $250/per camper and up to $1,000/per camper for foreign travel given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Those interested in experiencing this life changing week of fun and recreation are asked to visit hawaiiadventurecamp.webs.com for information and applications.

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2013 or until all 50 spots are filled.

This camp is funded by the Department of Defense and USDA/NIFA, and made possible through a joint venture between the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Operation: Military Kids and YMCA Camp Erdman. Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth of National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty families impacted by the Global War on Terrorism.

For further information, contact KiKi Yoshimoto at omk@ctahr.hawaii.edu or (808) 956-4125.

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