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Colorado

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Camps 

Dates: June 17-20; June 24-27; July 8-11; July 15-18

Participants: 200 Maximum

Ages: 14-18

Are you ready for high adventure? Join us at Rocky Mountain Adventure Camp at Colorado State University Mountain Campus – Pingree Park nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 9,000 feet. We offer world class hiking to surrounding peaks including a B-17 Air Force crash site from 1946, challenge course
and white water rafting. Combine this with our Strength- based Leadership Training and you will have the best camp ever for Military Teens! Our counselors are fabulous, facilities incredible, and the food is great. Meet other military teens from across the nation. Request to join our closed Facebook page to see what others say about our camp, https://www.facebook.com/groups/RMAC2011/


Registration: (Opens May 4

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/RockyMountainAdventureCampColoradoStateUniversityMilitaryYouth?orglink=camps-registration 


​Contact: Vanessa Tranel, 719-251-0926, vanessa.tranel@colostate.edu  


Georgia 

Florida Water Adventure Camp 

Dates: June 10-21; July 15-26

Participants: 42 per session

Ages 14-18

Adventure through the great Suwannee River, swamps, sloughs and crystal clear springs on team adventures that will absolutely amaze the adventurer in all of us. This 12 day, 11 night camp will bring you to beautiful Florida parks and river camps. Learn survival skills, teambuilding and leadership skills that will follow you through life. This camp adventure combines water, problem solving and thirty-six military teens who will build skills in kayaking, hiking, primitive survival, and snorkeling among some of the United States’ greatest parks. Six previous attendees will be accepted to serve as mentors for the camp and arrive on June 7th (first session) and July 12th (second session). 

Register: http://www.georgia4h.org/militarycamp/

Contact: Marilyn Huff-Waller, 706-542-4444, milcamps@uga.edu



Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit

Dates: June 16-21

Participants: 120

Ages 14-18

This 6-day, 5-night experience offers teens an opportunity to grow and develop not only in their own leadership abilities, but also as reserve component military youth. Reserve component teens will experience high adventure elements including a climbing wall, rappelling down a rock-face, whitewater rafting, and other high-rope elements. Teens will have opportunities to meet other military youth from around the globe and share experiences while making new friends. The objective of this summit is to introduce military teens to not only their parent’s military service branch, but also to the growing joint nature of their work.

Register: http://www.georgia4h.org/jointreservesummit

Contact: Marilyn Huff-Waller, 706-542-4444, milcamps@uga.edu


More information on Georgia Camps can be found at: www.georgia4h.org/militarycamp/


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Maine 

Ocean Adventure

Date: June 23-28, June 30-July 5

Participants: 20 per session, 40 total

Ages: 14-17

Learn skills in boating, navigation, and water safety as you discover the magical world of the Maine coast. Each morning participants hop in a canoe and paddle away from their island campsite to explore the coves, islands, and inlets of Tenants Harbor. While exploring, participants discover an aquamarine quarry perfect for a refreshing swim, remote sand beaches, and lots of marine wildlife! On the final evening, participants enjoy a seaside lobster bake on shores of the island. Making new friends, learning about marine ecology, cooperative living, and low-impact island camping are all essential ingredients of this awesome adventure.

Register:  https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/tanglewood-lincolnville/4-h-military-partnership-youth-programs/ 

Contact: Patti Chapman, 207-789-5868, extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu


Coastal STEM Challenge

Date: June 23 - 28, June 30 - July 5

Participants: 30 per session, 60 total

Ages: 14-17

Participants in Coastal STEM Challenge will face physical and mental challenges as they build connections between team building and engineering design processes during this fun, week-long program. STEM Challenge starts with simple bridge building and ramps up each day as participants rotate between science labs and outdoor adventures. Working in groups, participants will discover the fun in engineering through constructing mini solar chargers, flashlights, and robots. As everyone moves through problem-solving challenges participants will be tested to practice skills on the archery range, canoeing, rock climbing, and exploring the natural world. On the culminating adventure, participants will apply technology and skills learned to uncover secrets and meet their final challenge. Upon return to camp, everyone will join in for a camp-wide campfire to celebrate the week.

Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/tanglewood-lincolnville/4-h-military-partnership-youth-programs/

Contact: Patti Chapman, 207-789-5868, extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu


Appalachian Trail: Maine’s “100 Mile Wilderness”

Dates: July 7-18

Participants: 16 total

Ages: 14-17

Climbing to high altitudes and descending into deep valleys, this trip is the perfect expedition for those who really love hiking and the outdoors! Passing through amazing gorges and wilderness areas, participants encounter some truly breathtaking scenery as they traverse the most untouched portion of the Appalachian Trail. This camp is packed with personal and group challenges, understanding of Leave No Trace principles, ultra-light backpacking, great views, and lots of fun. In-camp time will include rock climbing, a day trip to the seaside village of Camden for a taste of local culture, a day at the beach, STEM projects, and evening campfires. This 2-week adventure is an immersion in all that summer in Maine has to offer.

Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/tanglewood-lincolnville/4-h-military-partnership-youth-programs/

Contact: Patti Chapman, 207-789-5868, extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu


Downeast Maine

Dates: July 21 - August 2

Participants: 16 total

Ages: 14-17

This program captures the spirit and the diversity of a Maine wilderness experience against the rugged coastline as well as the pristine waterways and backcountry. Participants spend the first several days team building and learning and practicing wilderness tripping skills. Key experiences include a 2-day overnight backpacking trip along the Bold Coast Trail that traces some of the most northerly Maine coastline adjacent to the Canadian border and canoeing the Downeast Lakes Water Trail in the famous Grand Lake Stream region. Each participant will have a chance to take a leadership role within the group and all will leave with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. To wrap up our final evening together we’ll enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake complete with steamers and steaks on the grill.

Register:https://extension.umaine.edu/greenland-point/summer-camp/teen-military-adventure-camp/down-east-adventure-camp/ 

Contact: Bethany Pelletier, 207-665-2068, extension.bryantpond@maine.edu


Sailing Ocean Discovery

Date: July 21- August 1

Participants: 14 total

Ages: 14-17

Camp out seaside and wake up in the mornings to the sounds of the ocean breaking along our rocky Maine coast. Sailing and Ocean Discovery is two weeks of exciting ocean adventures. Spend every day on the water exploring Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands via sailboat, canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard. The program includes a multi-day overnight camping trip on a remote coastal island. Return to Blueberry Cove for a traditional Maine lobster bake along the shores of the harbor. Build self-confidence and new friendships during these exciting outdoor adventures.

Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/tanglewood-lincolnville/4-h-military-partnership-youth-programs/ 

Contact: Patti Chapman, 207-789-5868, extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu


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